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COVID-19 'Long-Haulers': Symptoms Persist For Some Patients

Sunday 1 November 2020

 

From US news outlet WTTW:

 

Coronavirus
 

COVID-19 ‘Long-Haulers’: Symptoms Persist for Some Patients

By Marissa Nelson
October 19, 2020
© 2020 WWC.

Months after they were initially diagnosed with COVID-19, some patients are still experiencing symptoms of the virus.

Known as “long-haulers,” they report a wide range of sustained symptoms, from extreme fatigue, weakness and brain fog to headaches, hair loss, and coughing.

Jamie Novick, of Blue Island, was hospitalized in May with the coronavirus. Today, the 44-year-old has lung damage and is still suffering from exhaustion and a range of other symptoms, including a cough, shortness of breath, headaches, nausea, chest pain, skin sensitivity and hair loss.

“My energy levels are basically in the toilet from what they were,” Novick said. “The first few months if I did too much, I might be in bed for several days … You don’t know how much is too much until after it’s too late. Sometimes it could be immediately, and sometimes it’s hours later.”

Novick says it’s “insulting and invalidating” to people dealing with the virus — and the family members who have lost loved ones to the illness — that some people think it’s nothing more than a flu or cold.

 

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