COVID Fatigue

Posted by Merry, Volunteer Mentor @merpreb, Sep 30 9:31am

I live in a college town on the ocean. My university and other schools in the area are reopening too. Unfortunately, so many people are just plain tired of wearing masks, especially college kids. I hear them for sure. When I went to college I knew everything, was immune to anything serious and I was out to conquer the world. I wasn't living in reality. College isn't the real world. It's a time for testing, experimenting and finding our limits.

But, of course, we are still in a pandemic, sharing the world with COVID-19. Now is not the time to be less caring or fatigued. Dr. Greg Poland discusses this in this weeks' podcast. He also expalins mutation in a way that I understand.

Have you felt this fatigue?

@alamogal635– Hello. The fatigue that you feel is very different than any that you have felt before because COVID-19 is such an extreme virus that attacks almost everything in your body, and especially your lungs. And, since you have already had part of a lung removed you will most likely feel fatigued more than some, despite your mild symptoms. You are inhaling air through already compromised lungs.

Please look at the top of this discussion for a Podcast about your concerns. Did it answer your questions?

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@ccbelle– Please join this discussion about COVID-19 fatigue and enjoy the PODCAST. Did it ring any bells?

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Twenty days ago I tested positive for COVID-19. It is/was a mild case—sore throat, congestion. Thought I had a bad sinus, or throat infection. Anyway, got sent home kept quarantined and simply took things easy until symptoms began to subside. Now I feel much better. The only problems is being so fatigued most/all of the time. Has anyone experienced this? I live alone and had been extremely careful before testing positive, Have no idea where/how I caught this. If others have this fatigue, do you just let it run its course, or is there a supplement that helps? Thank you in advance. I am under my doctor’s care via telephone calls.

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@ccbelle, @alamogal635– Please join the discussion and podcast about this topic at https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/covid-fatigue/?pg=4#comment-434374

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Twenty days ago I tested positive for COVID-19. It is/was a mild case—sore throat, congestion. Thought I had a bad sinus, or throat infection. Anyway, got sent home kept quarantined and simply took things easy until symptoms began to subside. Now I feel much better. The only problems is being so fatigued most/all of the time. Has anyone experienced this? I live alone and had been extremely careful before testing positive, Have no idea where/how I caught this. If others have this fatigue, do you just let it run its course, or is there a supplement that helps? Thank you in advance. I am under my doctor’s care via telephone calls.

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@alamogal635

Twenty days ago I tested positive for COVID-19. It is/was a mild case—sore throat, congestion. Thought I had a bad sinus, or throat infection. Anyway, got sent home kept quarantined and simply took things easy until symptoms began to subside. Now I feel much better. The only problems is being so fatigued most/all of the time. Has anyone experienced this? I live alone and had been extremely careful before testing positive, Have no idea where/how I caught this. If others have this fatigue, do you just let it run its course, or is there a supplement that helps? Thank you in advance. I am under my doctor’s care via telephone calls.

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@alamogal635 You'll notice that I moved your message to this existing discussion about Covid fatigue.

I did this so you can connect with other members more easily. Click VIEW & REPLY to scroll through past posts and see replies to your questions from members.

You said you were under your doctor's care via phone.

Did you ask your doctor if fatigue is common after recovering from Covid?

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@alamogal635

Twenty days ago I tested positive for COVID-19. It is/was a mild case—sore throat, congestion. Thought I had a bad sinus, or throat infection. Anyway, got sent home kept quarantined and simply took things easy until symptoms began to subside. Now I feel much better. The only problems is being so fatigued most/all of the time. Has anyone experienced this? I live alone and had been extremely careful before testing positive, Have no idea where/how I caught this. If others have this fatigue, do you just let it run its course, or is there a supplement that helps? Thank you in advance. I am under my doctor’s care via telephone calls.

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Post-infection fatigue is a hallmark of Covid-19, my daughter was infected in early March and wasn't able to make it through a day without napping until the end of April. I would say from her level of activity that she is finally nearing her normal energy level after 7 months.
Sue

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Post-infection fatigue is a hallmark of Covid-19, my daughter was infected in early March and wasn't able to make it through a day without napping until the end of April. I would say from her level of activity that she is finally nearing her normal energy level after 7 months.
Sue

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@sueinmn Thank you for the information. I am so glad your daughter is back to normal. Wow! That does take time, but again, I'm so glad she is recovered.

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@alamogal635 You'll notice that I moved your message to this existing discussion about Covid fatigue.

I did this so you can connect with other members more easily. Click VIEW & REPLY to scroll through past posts and see replies to your questions from members.

You said you were under your doctor's care via phone.

Did you ask your doctor if fatigue is common after recovering from Covid?

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Thank you for moving the message. Yes, I've mentioned it to her (doctor), but she seems to think I should have a lot more energy than I do. I'll give her a call tomorrow to check in and mention it again. Look forward to what she has to allow.

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@ccbelle– Please join this discussion about COVID-19 fatigue and enjoy the PODCAST. Did it ring any bells?

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Thank you. I will and will listen more closely to the PODCAST. Was thinking that the PODCAST had to do with fatigue related to being cooped up for so long.

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@ccbelle Thank you for the information. I'm glad you have recovered–at least to where you can walk comfortably again. I'll take B2 sublingual tablets daily. Have to get a B12 injection once a month for pernicious anemia. I guess fatigue is simply part of the process of the virus leaving the body slowly. That you are making good inroads in your helath is a good sign. Take care dna continue to fell better!

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We have a family friend, female, 40's, who refused to acknowledge the reality of this virus. Very social, rarely masked, teaches middle school, and should know better…a science teacher no less. That said, she and her family came down with Covid, and finally, she went to the hospital. She has been there for a week or more, and will be a guest for some time. Double pneumonia, a pre-existing heart condition is aggravated, etc. Irresponsible behavior extracts a great price. My wife is taking food to her husband and sons and leaving it by the door. People are praying, but this can to some greater degree be avoided. …

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Elwoodsdad, Elwoodsdad, Elwoodsdad. In other words tsk, tsk, tsk. Is it wise to use one side of your mouth to say you are praying and the other side of your mouth to say she deserves it? I think not.

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Elwoodsdad, Elwoodsdad, Elwoodsdad. In other words tsk, tsk, tsk. Is it wise to use one side of your mouth to say you are praying and the other side of your mouth to say she deserves it? I think not.

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As per guidance from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
– Wash your hands often
– Avoid close contact
– Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
– Cover coughs and sneezes
– Clean and disinfect
– Monitor your health daily

Learn more about COVID-19 protection and prevention from Mayo Clinic here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/public-guidance

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We have a family friend, female, 40's, who refused to acknowledge the reality of this virus. Very social, rarely masked, teaches middle school, and should know better…a science teacher no less. That said, she and her family came down with Covid, and finally, she went to the hospital. She has been there for a week or more, and will be a guest for some time. Double pneumonia, a pre-existing heart condition is aggravated, etc. Irresponsible behavior extracts a great price. My wife is taking food to her husband and sons and leaving it by the door. People are praying, but this can to some greater degree be avoided. …

***Note from the Community Director***
This message has been edited in accordance with the Community Guidelines (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/tab/community-guidelines/). See item 6.
6. Keep politics out of the community conversations.
Mayo Clinic Connect is a place to share about health experiences, to improve living with chronic conditions and health and wellbeing. Political discussions often divide us and do not build community or promote health and wellbeing
– Don't post about politics, political viewpoints, political news stories.
– Political and/or divisive posts will be removed.

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I think this whole situation is so very sad. I hope she gets better and her family stays safe. You are so helpful to her family right now❤️

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