COVID-19 entered my home a year ago today when my 16-year-old daughter Molly first developed the tell-tale cough. By March 17, 2020, my symptoms had begun. Molly recovered almost entirely after three weeks, but I’m still sick, and that makes me a COVID long hauler. Jan. 1, 2021, was a particularly difficult day for me: My joint and muscle pain, which had been escalating since summer, reached a level of agony and was coupled with intermittent tachycardia and shortness of breath, digestive problems, migraine, and overwhelming fatigue.
As bad as the day was, I knew the night would be worse. Because the nights have always been worse for me, and many others, since the coronavirus hit us. Once I lie down, the ringing in my ears begins, my arms throb with pain, and I sleep in fits and starts for two, three, maybe four hours before waking, almost always with a migraine… More here. Thanks to Tom.
Shocking… There could be, however, some good news on the horizon-
Anecdotal reports that people with “long Covid” are making dramatic recoveries after being vaccinated are intriguing and should be followed up with formal studies, scientists said yesterday.
Most people recover from Covid-19 quickly but official figures show that one in ten who test positive still have at least one symptom, such as fatigue or headaches, three months later.
Some of these “long-hauler” patients are reporting improvements soon after vaccination, doctors say… More here.