Long Covid: Three years and no magic bullet

Published 2023 BBC, By Lucy Adams I have had long Covid for three years. Even though I have made huge progress I still suffer most days with chronic pain in my joints, a rolling sense of vertigo, fatigue and brain fog. To look at me you might think I’m fine but it is achingly painful […]

Up to 50 Million Americans Believe They Have Had Long COVID: Study

The mysterious condition may be wide-reaching Published 11/02/23, Mansur Shaheen, The Messenger Upwards of 50 million Americans could have experienced symptoms of long COVID at some point in the last three years, according to a new study. Researchers at the University College London, in England, gathered data from 461,550 people who completed a U.S. Census […]

Long covid—an update for primary care

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2022-072117 (Published 22 September 2022)Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:e072117 Trisha Greenhalgh, Manoj Sivan, Brendan Delaney, Rachael Evans, Ruairidh Milne, What you need to know This article updates and extends a previous BMJ Practice Pointer published in August 2020 when almost no peer reviewed research or evidence based guidance on the condition was available.1 In this update we outline how clinicians might […]

Parosmia and COVID: How Long Changes in Smell Last, Plus Treatment Options

Christine Giordano, MD | Reviewed by Angela Dunn, MD, MPH, August 29, 2023 GoodRX Key takeaways: For some people, morning coffee smells like onions or trash. And the smell of loved ones makes them want to gag day after day. This is parosmia — a change or distortion of normal smell. And it’s one of the types of […]

Distinct immune, hormone responses shed light on mysteries of long COVID

People who have experienced symptoms for months or longer after being infected exhibit different immune and hormonal responses to the virus, a new study finds. By Bill Hathaway, September 25, 2023 Yale News People who have experienced brain fog, confusion, pain, and extreme fatigue for months or longer after being infected with the COVID-19 virus […]

Coronavirus and the Nervous System

What is SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19? National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Coronaviruses are common causes of usually mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illnesses like the common cold, with symptoms that may include runny nose, fever, sore throat, cough, or a general feeling of being ill. However, a new coronavirus called Severe Acute Respiratory […]

Post-COVID Interstitial Lung Disease and Other Lung Sequelae

Mark Barash, DOa,∗ and Vijaya Ramalingam, MD, FCCPa,b Clin Chest Med. 2023 Jun; 44(2): 263–277. Published online 2023 Mar 3. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2022.11.019 PMCID: PMC9983785 PMID: 37085219 Author information Copyright and License information PMC Disclaimer As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians and researchers across the world are trying to understand the sequelae in patients recovered from COVID-19 infection. In this article, the […]

Long COVID still worrisome 2 years after infection

Virus continues to pose risk of diabetes, lung problems, blood clots, GI issues, other conditions by Kristina Sauerwein•August 21, 2023  Nature For people who have contracted the COVID-19 virus, pain and suffering may continue two years after infection, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans […]

Many long-COVID symptoms linger even after two years, new study shows

By Newsday staff and wire reports  August 21, 2023 More than three years after a mild case of COVID-19, Elizabeth Medina of Levittown still can’t taste or smell food, still has frequent pain and numbness, and continues to have other symptoms that won’t go away. Medina feels validation from a study released Monday in the […]

COVID-19 Vagus Nerve Inflammation May Lead To Dysautonomia: New Study

 Authored by Megan Redshaw  The Epoch Times AUG 11, 2023 New data may provide answers for those experiencing persistent symptoms long after their bout with COVID-19 has ended. These may include fatigue, lightheadedness, brain fog, cognitive issues, gastrointestinal problems, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, or an inability to tolerate upright postures. A July 15 study […]