For some patients with new crowns, the initial symptoms are just the beginning,media reported. Getting through COVID-19 does not guarantee a full recovery, and some people will still develop symptoms after a few months. More and more reports detail these cases of chronic COVID-19, people of all ages will develop debilitating symptoms caused by the original infection. Doctors have begun studying patients who struggle to get rid of the after-effects of COVID-19, some of whom require long-term care and counseling.
The sad reality is that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is unpredictable. Older people with certain conditions are more likely to experience more severe cases of COVID-19 than healthy adults. But we have seen children and young people die from complications of new crowns, including patients with no pre-existing underlying diseases. Even if the patient does survive the whole ordeal, the body is fighting the disease and will not necessarily return to his previous life. Many people experience symptoms and some side effects after getting rid of the infection.
Scientists can’t get all the clear answers. Much progress has been made in understanding abnormal symptoms and providing better treatment options. Even those who end up with a ventilator are less likely to die than they did a few months ago — still high. But doctors can’t predict whether a patient will make a full recovery from the virus, or whether they will develop symptoms in the coming weeks or months. Those who can advise on how to deal with chronic symptoms after curing COVID-19 may not necessarily have answers or effective treatments to speed up the patient’s full recovery.
Dr. Jake Suett shared his new crown viral story with Vox. He worked as an anaesthetic and intensive care doctor at the National Health Service in Norfolk, England, and treated several PATIENTs with COVID-19 until he began to develop symptoms. He felt a weakness and a sore throat, but he continued to work. Five days later, he developed symptoms such as dry cough and fever, and finally “gasped really and couldn’t do anything, just lying in bed.” His chest X-rays and oxygen levels were normal, but he was still dealing with the condition. He then developed severe heart-shaped chest pain. After 14 weeks, Suett still has symptoms, including difficulty concentrating.
A doctor told him that his symptoms might be related to anxiety. Although the psychological side effects of the infection were expected in some patients, doctors did not think it was an explanation for his condition.
Vox’s report explains that patients may experience several persistent symptoms, some of which can be explained by the type of experience of COVID-19. Patients who spend a long time in the hospital may experience muscle weakness — a CNN report tells the story of a man who wakes up from a COVID-19 coma and discovers he is paralysed. Other symptoms may include anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Cognitive impairment was also observed in some people, including in elderly and young patients who survived COVID-19.
In addition, some people develop persistent lung symptoms, including persistent chest tightness and coughing. They may need additional treatment after they survive to deal with lung damage caused by the virus.
The Vox report also details the case of a 39-year-old ICU nurse in New Hampshire who was infected on March 15. Since then, she has experienced a relapse and has been unable to return to work. A COVID-19 survivor wrote their story on Stat, saying their COVID-19 symptoms lasted more than 100 days. Psychiatry resident Yochai Re’em eventually found a support group that included other survivors who were dealing with persistent symptoms.
Some people in this group had long-term low fever and did not respond to standard anti-fever drugs. Some people experience terrible neurological manifestations, such as memory loss and changes in the ability to recall primary or secondary language words. Others struggle with exercise-induced fatigue, and trying to walk around the block can trigger a recurrence of symptoms. I’ve seen people with symptoms of the central and peripheral nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, cardiovascular system, etc.
The doctor explained that the persistent symptoms, although not as severe as others, still need to be addressed more than three months after the initial symptoms appear.
I was lucky not to have the debilitating fatigue, shortness of breath and fever that others had experienced. At this time I still have intermittent gastrointestinal symptoms, liver enzymes continue to be high, liver disease experts are trying to solve, legs also have strange persistent discomfort, may be paralysis. I can go to work normally, live a normal life. A lot of people can’t do that.
A survivor from Iowa detailed her symptoms after HER COVID to 6News. Jackie Akers tested positive 70 days ago, but the side effects are still there.
“I have a debilitating migraine and it feels like lightning strikes are terrible,” Akers said. Her doctor diagnosed her with viral meningitis following the COVID-19 infection, as well as inflammation around the heart. The latter raised the young woman’s heart rate. She is still taking medication for her persistent symptoms.
Many recovering patients reported at least one lingering new coronary symptom, according to a study in the Boston Herald.
The medical team evaluated patients about 60 days after their first SYMPTOMs of COVID-19, and only 18, or 12.6 percent, reported that they had no symptoms at all.
More than half of the participants had three or more symptoms. Research showed that 44% of patients reported a deterioration in quality of life.
Most people report fatigue (53%) and shortness of breath (43%). Chest pain and joint pain were also noticed. The scientists explain edited that these symptoms can be caused directly by the virus or by the complications that come with it. More than 72 percent of patients developed pneumonia and 20 percent received ventilation treatment. Doctors believe that blood clotting is a well-known complication of COVID-19, which worsens long-term symptoms.
Other doctors are conducting research and developing treatment options for patients experiencing these chronic COVID-19 symptoms.