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Post covid fatigue (7 weeks and counting)

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coffeeforme1 · 30/10/2022 13:04

Hi everyone
I’m curious to know if anyone is still wiped out with fatigue 7 weeks (or around there) after testing positive for COVID?
I’m 33 normally really healthy/fit and feel horrendous.
Any input much appreciated!!

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sadiesara · 30/10/2022 19:57

@coffeeforme1 How bad were your covid symptoms when you tested positive? Seems like people with mild illness can still get hit pretty bad with post Covid fatigue.

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coffeeforme1 · 30/10/2022 19:59

I would say moderate. But I didn’t feel the sheer exhaustion that I’m sometimes feeling now when I was testing positive. It really is very odd how it goes through multiple phases.

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Musicalmistress · 30/10/2022 20:06

ArseInTheCoOpWindow · 30/10/2022 19:31

Certirizine is the one.

Interesting! I've started taking cetirizine for another issue but can't say I've noticed any impact on the ongoing fatigue.
I'm 9 months post infection & still unable to work full time.

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Musicalmistress · 30/10/2022 20:08

sadiesara · 30/10/2022 19:57

@coffeeforme1 How bad were your covid symptoms when you tested positive? Seems like people with mild illness can still get hit pretty bad with post Covid fatigue.

I was fairly mildly ill when I tested positive in January, cross between a bad cold & mild flu but with unbelievable fatigue. The problem is that it's never really got any better ☹️

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Furcoatandnoknickerz · 30/10/2022 20:13

I have taken anti histamines everyday for the last 15 years! Currently on top dose of Fexofenidine. Done nothing for me !

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Jules912 · 30/10/2022 20:14

ArseInTheCoOpWindow · 30/10/2022 19:31

Certirizine is the one.

Damn it, that's one of the ones that makes me drowsy.

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sadiesara · 30/10/2022 20:17

@coffeeforme1 @Musicalmistress That's awful. I'm just curious how it works for others because we're not even aware of DD having had Covid. She just went straight to the Post-covid symptoms. Do people find that lateral flow tests are still accurate for the most part?

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shinynewapple22 · 30/10/2022 20:47

I am still feeling fatigued - 10 weeks after I first had Covid . Not as bad as others are describing though. I didn't have bad symptoms at the time - although was testing positive for ages. Just seems to be hanging around.

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Aroloruns · 30/10/2022 21:00

Not fatigue but breathlessness and tight chest still. Gradually getting better. Around 12 weeks I started to really improve. At 14 now, most people say 16 weeks. Bloods all normal and chest x ray clear. Been referred to the LC covid clinic but judging by the leaflet they sent me, can't see they'd be much help. Look for the little positives every day but you are very early days sadly.

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Useyourfork · 30/10/2022 21:22

www.science.org/content/article/what-causes-long-covid-three-leading-theories

Just thought I would share this in case anyone found it interesting 🌺

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Useyourfork · 30/10/2022 21:32

www.healthrising.org/blog/2022/09/09/ischemia-reperfusion-treatment-long-covid-chronic-fatigue-fibromyalgia/

A comprehensive article with quite a bit about treatments at the end.

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dizzydizzydizzy · 30/10/2022 22:18

I has covid in February. Still very fatigued and have been diagnosed with CFS/ME.

Hope you feel better soon.

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MissisBoote · 27/11/2022 10:03

dizzydizzydizzy · 30/10/2022 22:18

I has covid in February. Still very fatigued and have been diagnosed with CFS/ME.

Hope you feel better soon.

Have you seen the Decode ME study?
They're looking for participants who have been diagnosed with me/CFS following covid.
www.decodeme.org.uk/

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