Navigating long COVID

Mark Elliott was vaccinated and boosted when he was exposed to COVID-19. A year later he’s still struggling with long COVID symptoms. Mark Elliott, Ph.D., is a 66-year-old associate professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular medicine at George Washington University who has been struggling with long COVID for the past year. Long COVID […]

Consistency of inconsistency in long-COVID-19 pain symptoms persistency: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Oleg Kerzhner MD, Einat Berla MD, Meirav Har-Even MSc RD, Motti Ratmansky MD, Itay Goor-Aryeh MD, July 2023, Introduction Individuals recovering from acute COVID-19 episodes may continue to suffer from various ongoing symptoms, collectively referred to as Long-COVID. Long-term pain symptoms are amongst the most common and clinically significant symptoms to be reported for this post-COVID-19 syndrome. Objectives […]

Pain, fatigue, fuzzy thinking: How long COVID disrupts the brain

NOVEMBER 2023, Jon Hamilton, NPR Scientists are learning more about how long COVID affects the brain. Michelle Wilson got COVID three years ago. She’s still waiting for her brain and nervous system to recover. Wilson’s memory is spotty, she’s frequently in pain, and even a short walk leaves her exhausted. “I actually bought a cane […]

Long COVID Now Looks like a Neurological Disease, Helping Doctors to Focus Treatments

The causes of long COVID, which disables millions, may come together in the brain and nervous system BY STEPHANI SUTHERLAND Scientific American, 2023 Issue Neuroscience Tara Ghormley has always been an overachiever. She finished at the top of her class in high school, graduated summa cum laude from college and earned top honors in veterinary school. […]

What Happens When You Still Have Long COVID Symptoms?

BY KATHY KATELLA OCTOBER 27, 2023, Yale Medicine Yale’s Long COVID program aims to treat patients with lingering COVID-19 symptoms, such as fatigue, brain fog, and shortness of breath. Note: Information in this article was accurate at the time of original publication. Because information about COVID-19 changes rapidly, we encourage you to visit the websites of the […]

Study finds 67% of individuals with long COVID are developing dysautonomia

By Shanet usan Alex, News Medical Life Sciences In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers analyzed the traits of autonomic symptom burden in long coronavirus disease (COVID). Study: Characterization of Autonomic Symptom Burden in Long COVID: A Global Survey of 2,314 Adults. This news article was a review of a preliminary scientific report that had […]

Ocular Symptoms among Nonhospitalized Patients Who Underwent COVID-19 Testing

Sapna S. Gangaputra, MD, MPH∗ and Shriji N. Patel, MD, Ophthalmology. 2020 Oct; 127(10): 1425–1427. Published online 2020 Jun 22. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2020.06.037, PMCID: PMC7308009PMID: 32585259 The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, which causes a syndrome known as coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), has been designated a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.1 The vast majority of patients with COVID-19 are advised to isolate […]

COVID-19 Long-haul Fatigue Might be Similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Treated in a Similar Manner

There is no cure or approved treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). However, some symptoms can be treated or managed. Treating these symptoms might provide relief for some patients with ME/CFS but not others. Other strategies, like learning new ways to manage activity, can also be helpful. Patients, their families, and healthcare providers need […]

Long COVID: Where Are We in 2023?

Hariharan Regunath, MD, Vamsi P. Guntur, MD Mo Med. 2023 Mar-Apr; 120(2): 102–105.PMCID: PMC10121126 PMID: 37091941 Copyright and License information PMC Disclaimer NCBI The term “COVID Long-Hauler” or “Long-Haul COVID” was first created by patients within few months of the onset of the pandemic.1,2 The first publication of persistent symptoms following acute COVID-19 was from Italy in July 2020, where-in, […]

Can COVID-19 Lead to Narcolepsy?

Aug 28, 2022: Olga Askinazi, PhD, Edited By Roman Gokhman. Medically Reviewed By Nick Villalobos, MD Health Line Narcolepsy is a condition that causes you to feel overly drowsy when you’re awake. It also can result in sudden sleep attacks (loss of consciousness) during the day and fragmented sleep at night. Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder: […]