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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:38 PM

'Nobody has very clear answers for them': Doctors search for treatments for covid-19 long-haulers



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This is a wild story: A COVID long-hauler's brain is now littered with tiny lesions causing all sorts of neurological issues, including a stutter he never had before

Doctors search for treatments for covid-19 ‘long-haulers’ with few guides
Post-covid-19 clinics are opening to help those who continue to suffer from brain fog, fatigue, shortness of breath and other symptoms.
washingtonpost.com


https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/covid-long-haulers-treatment/2020/10/15/207b4af8-098f-11eb-9be6-cf25fb429f1a_story.html


NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Covid-19 took its best shot at Edison Chiluisa in May, sending him to intensive care, but the disease is still not done with him. For the past four months, long after his release from the hospital, Chiluisa has been racked by lingering ailments: Paralyzing fatigue. Shortness of breath. A stutter he never had before.

“The disease, it wears on you — body, mind and spirit,” Chiluisa, a 51-year-old hospital worker, said recently. “You can be fine all day, and then all of a sudden your body just shuts down. No explanation. No reason. It just shuts down.”

But unlike some “long-haulers” in the early part of the pandemic who struggled to persuade anyone that symptoms of covid-19 could last for months, Chiluisa is being attended by a team of specialists.

He sees a pulmonologist, a cardiologist, a neurologist, a respiratory therapist and a physical therapist, and soon he will see a social worker — a first step toward getting help for the toll the coronavirus has inflicted on his psyche.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:41 PM

1. Terrifying

We’ll be dealing with the aftermath of the pandemic for decades.

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Response to DrToast (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:43 PM

2. The lingering aftereffects are terrifying.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:44 PM

3. After going through a severe, horrible reaction to ciprofloxacin, I can sympathize.

Reading these stories brings back painful memories. My heart goes out to them.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:58 PM

4. This is why "death rate" is less meaningful than "infection rate."

Death is bad enough, to be sure. But once you get this and "recover," it very well may incapacitate you in many different ways for, perhaps, the rest of your life. I've seen reports of persistent cognitive and motor impairment too plus permanent heart damage.

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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:47 PM

5. K/R Unbelievable misery

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