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Long covid - vitamins

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SmileyPiuPiu · 28/06/2022 22:06

Hi, just wondering what vitamins etc any fellow long covid suffers have been recommended? My GP has suggested vitamin C, zinc, and vitamin D. just wondering if there's anything else anyone is finding helps them? I get fatigue, headaches and muscle/joint pain.

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Ohchristmastreeohchristmastree · 29/06/2022 08:35

Anecdotally I took the homeopathic remedy thuja in a bid to get rid of some varuccas which seemed to very quickly shift my lingering covid symptoms. Still got the varuccas though!

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SmileyPiuPiu · 29/06/2022 14:24

Ohchristmastreeohchristmastree · 29/06/2022 08:35

Anecdotally I took the homeopathic remedy thuja in a bid to get rid of some varuccas which seemed to very quickly shift my lingering covid symptoms. Still got the varuccas though!

Interesting!

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whattodo2019 · 29/06/2022 19:28

SmileyPiuPiu · 28/06/2022 22:06

Hi, just wondering what vitamins etc any fellow long covid suffers have been recommended? My GP has suggested vitamin C, zinc, and vitamin D. just wondering if there's anything else anyone is finding helps them? I get fatigue, headaches and muscle/joint pain.

I take Bee prepared immune boosting, Vit d drops with K2 (orange flavour), multi Vit B, Vit C, magnesium

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Hiheyho · 30/06/2022 18:23

Sorry for asking, did you have blood test taken?

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SmileyPiuPiu · 30/06/2022 18:25

Yes and they were all "fine"

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Phrenologistsfinger · 30/06/2022 18:29

Mitochrondria boosting supplements
vit b1, b2, b12
anti-oxidants
vit d and k
electrolytes

illness leaches a lot from your body

see also the current thread about recovering from cfs/me

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SmileyPiuPiu · 30/06/2022 20:08

Phrenologistsfinger · 30/06/2022 18:29

Mitochrondria boosting supplements
vit b1, b2, b12
anti-oxidants
vit d and k
electrolytes

illness leaches a lot from your body

see also the current thread about recovering from cfs/me

Thank you. I will check it out.

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CoffeeBeansGalore · 30/06/2022 20:13

Lindens do a super complex vitamin B. Look on eBay. Green & white pack. Higher dosage than a normal multivitamin. Good for headaches & fatigue. Also second the vitamin d.

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libbytrois · 30/06/2022 20:14

As soon as i got covid I started with high dose vit c with zinc , vit d with k2. Was also going to take magnesium but didn't. Manuka honey and lemon taken at night. Going to keep up with vitamins now . Less than 2 weeks ago tested positive.

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Hillsmakeyoustrong · 30/06/2022 20:20

The first thing I was told was to look after your gut health because it's your gut that has to process the vitamins and minerals.

My friend had a lymphatic massage and two days later she could smell again after months of not being able to.

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libbytrois · 30/06/2022 21:17

Interesting @Hillsmakeyoustrong any recommendations for keeping good gut Heath? Can't face kimchi...

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SmileyPiuPiu · 30/06/2022 21:20

Might get some yakult in. I'm 4 months in.

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catpoppet · 30/06/2022 21:21

look up Wim hof breathing on youtube, it works!

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Perfectlystill · 30/06/2022 21:28

CoQ10 is very good for tiredness after covid - I get the mega dose one from Boots and it's really good.

Also I get Optibac Women which is brilliant. And Symprove.

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Hiheyho · 01/07/2022 08:29

Did you see the results? My gp used to say fine for a long time whilst I was iron deficient and it was ruining my life

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Hillsmakeyoustrong · 02/07/2022 10:42

libbytrois · 30/06/2022 21:17

Interesting @Hillsmakeyoustrong any recommendations for keeping good gut Heath? Can't face kimchi...

I was prescribed two products. Digestive Aid by Viridian and Optibac Every Day. I also bought one called GI Tract by Cytoplan. It depends on your individual needs but look them up. They are well regarded.

Long covid - vitamins
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Hairgician · 02/07/2022 12:46

@Hillsmakeyoustrong

Wow you were prescribed cytoplan?? Thats brill! Its one of the better companies and pricey

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Hillsmakeyoustrong · 02/07/2022 14:21

Not on the NHS!! I wish!! It was a private functional medicine nutritionist. I was using her because of chronic fatigue which is a lot like long covid.

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HairyKitty · 02/07/2022 14:24

I’ve found quality cbd oil unfairly low dose surprisingly useful

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JemimaTheClimber · 02/07/2022 14:33

@Hillsmakeyoustrong have you found anything to help your chronic fatigue? I have that from endometriosis and currently have covid. I am terrified about how I will be afterwards. I am on a multi-vit described as designed to support immunity, bone health, energy metabolism. It has omega 3 plus I top up the vit D and have done since finding out about that and covid so years now.

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HairyKitty · 02/07/2022 14:41

I have experienced zero benefit from supplements for long Covid fatigue/cfs but noticeable improvement in the severe post exertional malaise with quality cbd oil at 5mg a day.

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Hillsmakeyoustrong · 02/07/2022 16:19

@JemimaTheClimber so interesting about the endometriosis and CFS. I have endo as well and have always suspected they were linked as my CFS symptoms would worsen around a period. Although I know that to be true for CFS sufferers without endo. The coil has really helped me on this issue although I had to wait 6 months for it to settle and I did nearly give up. A high quality liquid vitamin D was a game changer for me (I felt less viral). If you PM me I'm happy to share some other things so I don't derail the thread as CFS symptoms vary hugely x

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Hillsmakeyoustrong · 02/07/2022 16:22

Calming the nervous system down has been key. Coming off caffeine and other stimulants for 3 months helped as well. I drink caffeine now I'm proved but I try to drop it if I'm going though a low patch.

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Acaseofthemondays · 02/07/2022 16:59

Absolutely yes to calling the nervous system.

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Hillsmakeyoustrong · 02/07/2022 18:00

A calm nervous system allows your body to recover whilst chronic stress and things like adrenal fatigue means your body doest breath properly, even when you sleep.

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