What Should I Do If I Have Lingering Symptoms from COVID-19?

Over the past year, we’ve learned that COVID-19 is an unprecedented virus in many ways. Not only is it the first global pandemic of its kind in recent history, but it also causes lingering symptoms for weeks or months that are difficult to overcome.

If you’re experiencing what we now know as post COVID-syndrome, you’re not alone. Here’s what you need to know so that you can take action against coronavirus and return to full health once again. 

Do You Have Post-COVID Syndrome?

The symptoms of post-COVID syndrome are similar to the coronavirus infection itself. The difference is that these symptoms last long after coronavirus tests claim you’re no longer sick. Post-COVID syndrome seems to impact people with mild and aggressive cases of coronavirus alike. 

The most common COVID symptoms that linger include:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Joint pain
  • Brain fog
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Loss of taste and/or smell
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Chest pain
  • Hair loss
  • Heart and lung complications

Many people with post-COVID syndrome experience these symptoms for at least six months. Doctors are still working to understand why this occurs. Some believe it’s the result of the body’s intense inflammatory response or hidden areas of infection, but more research is needed to fully understand the phenomenon of post-COVID syndrome. 

How To Seek Help for Lingering COVID-19 Symptoms

Many clinics, urgent care centers, and hospitals have opened specialized clinics to provide care for patients with chronic COVID-19 symptoms. Contact your doctor so that your symptoms can be evaluated and properly treated. There may be medications or other therapies available to alleviate your symptoms until post-COVID syndrome symtoms subside. 

For more information, call (727) 351-8769 to speak with an expert at AFC Urgent Care in St. Petersburg, Florida, now.