The Express: Coronavirus sufferers may be experiencing a “post-Covid syndrome” according to expert Dr Charles Shepherd.
The uncertainty surrounding recovery from Covid-19 is something that we hope is being discussed within the NHS and Government, but pacing and self-management remain the only options for many people.
We update our general leaflet on Covid-19 and ME/CFS and this is reproduced below along with all our range of free leaflets about the infection and lockdown.
The ME Association said many people are asking whether or not their post-Covid fatigue could be developing into ME.
Paul Garner, Professor at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, talks about those who have not recovered from Covid-19.
While the majority of people with mild illness recover completely in 14 days, doctors say they’re seeing a small percentage like Montano who remain sick for many weeks, or even months.
For people with ME/CFS going back to work. Discusses the Returning to Work Risk Assessments.
“Worse is the fear of getting this nasty coronavirus. I know if I get it I could be in serious trouble, especially with the Asthma, but even with M.E…”
“There is abundant evidence that ME/CFS can follow apparently infectious illnesses of uncertain cause, or a clearly diagnosed infectious illness…”
A north Somerset couple have been swimming the length of the English Channel at home to help save a charity that supports their daughter.
“I am reading materials about pacing and CFS/ME and listening to the CFS/ME community.” Prof. Paul Garner.
We are launching a new leaflet and an update to add to the range that we have published since the very beginning of the pandemic and national lockdown.
“The GP’s I have seen treat everyone based on symptoms rather than the whole illness itself…”
Emma spent a decade in isolation at home after becoming severely ill with ME in 2004. She has been interviewed by the BBC together with Dr Shepherd.
“The link between severe viral infection and M.E. is clear, as evidenced in the previous outbreaks of SARS and Epstein Barr.”
“I have spoken to 111 several more times as my chest was worse but have been told to stay in bed for 1-2 more weeks and even minimise talking if necessary.”
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“I suspect that the losses faced by many people with M.E. are in some ways uniquely different to almost every other patient group.”
For ME Awareness, the ME Association will be featuring stories from people with M.E. every day throughout May.
Post-viral fatigue is being reported following Covid-19 infection. We explain the issue and offer best management guidance.