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Fatigue plagues thousands suffering post-coronavirus symptoms (.ft.com)

Datum: 03.08.2020 Kategorie: 07 Fatigatio e.V. Autor: MKK (kanter)

Long-haul Covid’ has already become mired in controversy over causes and treatment

In early March, as angst about Covid-19 was growing, Layth Hishmeh remained unconcerned. At 26, having never been seriously unwell, he felt pretty confident this new virus would barely affect him and would even joke about it with colleagues.

Then he caught it. After recovering from the initial fortnight of coughing and fever, he collapsed on the street while out shopping. For the next four months he has been ambushed by a baffling array of symptoms, including extreme fatigue, a foggy brain, a raised heartbeat and diarrhoea.

“I couldn’t sit up for about one month, and then I couldn’t get myself to the bathroom for another month,” he said. “I’m not doing so well on the mental front at the moment, it’s traumatising.”

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