hyperbaric oxygen therapy and long covid

Posted by Lucy @welchllb, Dec 20, 2022

I just heard about a woman in N. Carolina who is undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy for long covid. Apparently, she is doing better. Has anyone heard about this option? Is Mayo involved in treating Long Covid with this therapy?

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No, but that does sound interesting!! I hope the results are is good news for all of us.

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@rose5

No, but that does sound interesting!! I hope the results are is good news for all of us.

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I had HBOT and it was such a help. It was the turning point for me

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I did try it
Didn’t feel much better
But it was a soft chamber
I’ve read success stories come out of Europe with a hard chamber
More 02
Here in the states I’ve only seen the hard chambers at hospitals

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@janetlbhughes

I had HBOT and it was such a help. It was the turning point for me

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Great it worked for you. I had hope and had like 5 treatments, but would come out with a worse headache than going in.

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@mrwolf

Great it worked for you. I had hope and had like 5 treatments, but would come out with a worse headache than going in.

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Thank you all for your responses. I feel encouraged and anxious for the day the treatment will be covered by insurance. My covid started in August 2020, pre-vaccines. My biggest problem is SOB with almost any activity. I've tried lots of rehab, etc. I, also, often wake up with flu like symptoms but always test negative. I'll keep researching!!

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@mrwolf

Great it worked for you. I had hope and had like 5 treatments, but would come out with a worse headache than going in.

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I have had Long Covid Disease for 33 months , When I heard of hyperbaric treatment, helping some patients with Long Covid I called many places that do hyperbaric treatment but they don’t take health insurance. The price differs from 500/400/300 this is NYC area. I need 10 plus treatments probably more as it will take longer for me because I have been sick too long with no treatment that is why over 10plus visits, I was told. Please forgive my comment , the brain fog makes difficult putting my words all together & trying to get out correctly. Not sure if help but you try anything but it also depends on each patient as somethings work for one & not the other as we see , I wonder if this is why treatments are not helping because of not getting any medical help when people where dealing with long Covid in the very beginning after even 1 yr/2 yr patients taking care of self because not much understanding, belief, is what I have received or I ask to please run my blood work. Any information or recommendations oh so appreciated
Thanks Kindly

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@believemelongcovid2020stillhauling

I have had Long Covid Disease for 33 months , When I heard of hyperbaric treatment, helping some patients with Long Covid I called many places that do hyperbaric treatment but they don’t take health insurance. The price differs from 500/400/300 this is NYC area. I need 10 plus treatments probably more as it will take longer for me because I have been sick too long with no treatment that is why over 10plus visits, I was told. Please forgive my comment , the brain fog makes difficult putting my words all together & trying to get out correctly. Not sure if help but you try anything but it also depends on each patient as somethings work for one & not the other as we see , I wonder if this is why treatments are not helping because of not getting any medical help when people where dealing with long Covid in the very beginning after even 1 yr/2 yr patients taking care of self because not much understanding, belief, is what I have received or I ask to please run my blood work. Any information or recommendations oh so appreciated
Thanks Kindly

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Agree with you, all possible treatments will help some and not others. 21 months with long Covid now. I was super healthy before and continue to work out hard 4 days a week, but Covid retire me with the foggy brain, daily headaches, insomnia and tremors. I am very positive, but have no hope with this re-engineer virus and l’m OK with what l can’t control. Done with all drugs that just continue to make symptoms worse. Even done all 4 Pfizer vaccinations in hope to flush the remaining virus from the system, but to no avail. Keep looking and trying to find some help to relieve symptoms.
Have great holidays y’all.

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I was a patient at Mayo and at Aviv.. I had 60 treatments in the hyperbaric chamber. I’m well on the way to recovery.

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@believemelongcovid2020stillhauling

I have had Long Covid Disease for 33 months , When I heard of hyperbaric treatment, helping some patients with Long Covid I called many places that do hyperbaric treatment but they don’t take health insurance. The price differs from 500/400/300 this is NYC area. I need 10 plus treatments probably more as it will take longer for me because I have been sick too long with no treatment that is why over 10plus visits, I was told. Please forgive my comment , the brain fog makes difficult putting my words all together & trying to get out correctly. Not sure if help but you try anything but it also depends on each patient as somethings work for one & not the other as we see , I wonder if this is why treatments are not helping because of not getting any medical help when people where dealing with long Covid in the very beginning after even 1 yr/2 yr patients taking care of self because not much understanding, belief, is what I have received or I ask to please run my blood work. Any information or recommendations oh so appreciated
Thanks Kindly

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Not sure of the cost. I know they're expensive, but a hell on a Long Covid Facebook group shared she bought her own.

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