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I tested positive for COVID-19 through blood test. (I was found to have the antibodies.) My husband also tested positive. We have been in Senegal, West Africa for the past year. When I got COVID-19 I only had a mild fever for two days. I suffered no respiratory problems. I had one day when I could not taste food. The main effects I have had have been neurological. The virus seemed to exacerbate my existing back problem and caused increased pain in my gluteal muscles and calves as well a weird sensation in the whole area from my waist downwards that is very unpleasant. This was with pins and needles and muscle spasms. I was even incontinent of urine when I eventually fell asleep at the worst point. So, yes, COVID-19 has definitely caused me insomnia ,as all the pain and discomfort is accentuated when I am in the horizontal, but I am wondering if it is that alone that keeps me awake. I actually feel very wakeful too.

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@mariyamakabo– Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I hate not being able to sleep, especially when I'm sick. There seems to be an increase in insomnia due to COVID-19. There's even a name given by Neurologists: "COVID-Somnia".
https://journals.lww.com/neurotodayonline/fulltext/2020/07090/sleep_neurologists_call_it.1.aspx
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