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COVID longue


Facts about Long COVID

  • Long COVID is not COVID-19 — it is the longer-term effects some people experience after COVID-19 infection.
  • Symptoms of long COVID can be quite different from those experienced during the initial infection with COVID-19.
  • Symptoms of long COVID condition are diverse and can be both physical and psychological.
  • Long COVID may occur in some people weeks or months after their initial infection with COVID-19.
  • Long COVID can occur in people who had no symptoms or only moderate symptoms of COVID-19.

Possible Symptoms of Long COVID

Research is ongoing into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of long COVID. There is currently no universally agreed-upon approach to diagnose and treat post COVID-19 condition. More than 100 different symptoms or difficulties have been associated with long COVID.

Respiratory symtoms

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Breathlessness
  • Cough

Cardiovascular symptoms

  • Chest tightness or pain
  • Rapid heart rate

Generalized symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Tiredness after exertion and/or poor endurance
  • Impaired daily function and mobility
  • Fever
  • Menstrual cycle irregularities

Neurological symptoms

  • Insomnia and other sleep difficulties
  • “Brain fog,” loss of concentration, memory issues
  • Headache
  • “Pins and needles” and/or numbness
  • Dizziness

Gastrointestinal symptoms

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Open configuration options

Musculoskeletal symptoms

  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Muscle pain

Psychological or psychiatric symptoms

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Sensory symptoms

  • Loss of taste
  • Loss of smell

Dermatological symptoms

  • Skin rashes