Long Covid, the dangers

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I'm older than most people here, had Covid in March, thought I was over it apart from a mild sore throat but recently got some pain around the right lung after a jog. I thought it was a stitch but it didn't go away, it got worse. I eventually went to A&E who diagnosed a lung infection and a small clot on the lung, both of which are treatable, but there is increasing evidence that covid reduces your immunity to lung infection and increases the likelihood of clots which can be very dangerous.

For those that have survived Covid, "long Covid" will probably be more dangerous.

If you (or your parents) had Covid that seriously affected you, even if you didn't go into hospital then sometime later you get a chest pain that lasts, I advise you to go to straight to A&E and get an X-ray.

(calling 111 the night before gave me a different and wrong diagnosis that delayed me,.
111 is helping a lot of people but the fact is the NHS is still learning how to handle long Covid, and what to look for).

There may be other long covid symptoms other people may wish to speak about below . .
. forewarned is fore-armed.

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sorry to hear of your difficulties. thanks for sharing and raising awareness of these problems.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55017301

If anyone is thinking of having a family get together this Christmas I strongly advise post-poning until post vaccine and have a zoom Christmas instead.
People that haven't been exposed to it just don't appreciate how contagious it is, if one person in the room is a carrier the rest are probably going to get it if they are hanging around socially.
It's just not worth the risk!
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(Original post by NJA)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55017301

If anyone is thinking of having a family get together this Christmas I strongly advise post-poning until post vaccine and have a zoom Christmas instead.
People that haven't been exposed to it just don't appreciate how contagious it is, if one person in the room is a carrier the rest are probably going to get it if they are hanging around socially.
It's just not worth the risk!
The infectiousness of it is an odd one tbh.
It spread round my ward like wild fire but I didn’t pass it on to anyone in my house. I also don’t know anyone who did pass it on to someone they live with.
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I have long COVID. Got COVID in April/ May. Extremely mild symptoms but did lose smell and taste (before hugely recognised). It didn’t prevent my daily life or keep me bed bound either.

Months on and I now struggle with long exertion. A few flights of stairs sends my heart rate racing and breathlessness. If I do anything for a long period of time, my joints ache, particularly my lower back.

I ran a half marathon in March and now I struggle with a few flights of stairs.
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(Original post by Bexjw)
I have long COVID. Got COVID in April/ May. Extremely mild symptoms but did lose smell and taste (before hugely recognised). It didn’t prevent my daily life or keep me bed bound either.

Months on and I now struggle with long exertion. A few flights of stairs sends my heart rate racing and breathlessness. If I do anything for a long period of time, my joints ache, particularly my lower back.

I ran a half marathon in March and now I struggle with a few flights of stairs.
You can be sure of the Medical Profession worldwide will be turning its attention to finding an antidote to long covid symptoms. In the meantime people like us are going to have to to learn to cope and watch for signals,.

Don't get down, know that as one door closes another opens, if you put your energy in different directions.
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BBC radio program with some long covid science

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so has anybody had any long term symptoms?
LBC radio got a phone-in and a specialist talking about it until 4 p.m. today
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I've not had COVID, but I do hope things improve for you soon if you're still struggling with the long-term effects of it.
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long covid for statos

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(Original post by NJA)
For those that have survived Covid, "long Covid" will probably be more dangerous..
Video released today saying what I said 3 months ago
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Long covid youtube channel
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MEsufferer shares his insights from 10:22

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Some GPs were struggling to understand and are mis-diagnosing

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The pandemic looks like becoming just another endemic disease in a couple of months, but the battle isn't over for anyone with long covid.
Here are some more serious effects, watch out for diabetes, cut down on sugar
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