"Post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome"

Posted by Merry, Volunteer Mentor @merpreb, Dec 1, 2020

There are a lot of people who have survived COVID-19 but who have had very lasting effects months after testing negative (long-haulers). Some medical professionals are brushing them off as emotional and others are treating each symptom. One covid-19 post patient, a doctor, says that she believes everyone because that's how she feels. The symptoms, fatigue, pain, the havoc wrung by COVID-19 sounds like chemotherapy. There is damage done by the virus and others from our own immune system attacking organs in order to rid the body of the virus. It's a quandary because there hasn't been enough time to study these side effects.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Post-COVID Recovery & COVID-19 group.

I just read an article about 10 year old twins who got ill in March with Covid-19. They are now so called long haulers, suffering from fatigue, neurological symptoms and cannot attend school. They are now enrolled in a clinical study for children.

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@astaingegerdm

I just read an article about 10 year old twins who got ill in March with Covid-19. They are now so called long haulers, suffering from fatigue, neurological symptoms and cannot attend school. They are now enrolled in a clinical study for children.

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@astaingegerdm– It's always so sad when children are ill. Covid can leave such devastating traumas to the body and mind.

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I was diagnosed with Covid October 15. How long is it gonna take me to get back to feeling my normal self before I was sick?

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@0712carol

I was diagnosed with Covid October 15. How long is it gonna take me to get back to feeling my normal self before I was sick?

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Hi Carol, welcome to the Post-COVID group. I don't think anyone can answer your question about how long it is going to take to feel better or get back to normal. But things can get better slowly. I think @ldropps @kcartier @banksnc49 @lauriekh might have some experiences to share with you.

Carol, October 15 isn't that long ago. What side effect are you finding to be the most challenging right now?

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