Covid Recovery: How can I manage GI pain?

Posted by sieb369 @sieb369, Jan 3 3:23pm

It has been 5 weeks since my COVID symptoms began. I am well past the isolation date. I had nausea and diarrhea during COVID along with the usual symptoms of cough, fatigue, rapid heartbeat and sinus issues. I have felt like I was over this, but I began having GI pain in the last week. I feel as if my intestines are sore on the inside. I guess it is inflammation. Has anyone else had this and is there anything I can do to help it? Probiotics maybe?

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@sieb369, welcome. I'm glad to hear that 5 weeks after having COVID most of your symptoms have resolved. Sorry to hear that you're experiencing new pain in your gastrointestinal tract. @tschumpers5 and @lauriekh have also mentioned this late effect.

Sieb, can you describe your pain? Have you seen a GI specialist? Do certain foods or activities aggravate the pain?

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@sieb369, welcome. I'm glad to hear that 5 weeks after having COVID most of your symptoms have resolved. Sorry to hear that you're experiencing new pain in your gastrointestinal tract. @tschumpers5 and @lauriekh have also mentioned this late effect.

Sieb, can you describe your pain? Have you seen a GI specialist? Do certain foods or activities aggravate the pain?

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It felt like someone took a nail file and roughed up the inside of my intestines. I don't know any other way to describe it. No I have not seen a GI specialist. My experience with the medical community and COVID has been go home isolate and we don't want to hear from you unless you go to the ER if your oxygen level gets too low. I am afraid I don't have much faith in doctors anymore. I had to get my advice on how to self-treat covid at home from friends who were in radiology and a nurse. I had to call twice and demand the monoclonal antibodies. I am 69 so definitely qualified. My husband was vaccinated also had COVID and has several health issues. When he called his doctor he was just told "OK, we will note it in your chart." Really. He's 71 overweight and has been seen by his doctor a lot. No advice like take an aspirin each day to help prevent blood clots, or take Tylenol to control fever, or even monitor your oxygen level. Thanks to friend and Google we managed to survive, but I can't say much for any treatment from our esteemed doctors.

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