Of all the myriad symptoms of Covid 19 that anyone has survived, the 'Brain Fog' seems to be the worst-and the longest lasting of all.
It affects the sufferer profoundly, making even simple tasks agonizingly difficult and there's sufficient fear that it does lead to increased risk of developing Alzheimer's' later in life or exacerbating it if already in that disease state.
That's the one reason I've been so paranoid about getting Covid 19-it completely levels your capacity to do anything to less than zero.
It's going to be impacting our society in the long run because most sufferers do not completely recover from it-it's a lasting symptom with no easy cure.
My co-worker's daughter is an epileptic in her mid-20s. Since having Covid in July she's been dealing with one crisis after another. Her bloodwork indicates red and white blood cell activity is off the charts, so yeah, brain fog, fatigue, increased seizures, inflammation and all the rest of it. Sad for someone so young.
Hi Mary, my Covid experience was in February of this year. My fears were the same as yours, so I paid a lot of attention to every symptom that turned up unexpectedly. My brain had his limitations before, I always struggled to find words or finish sentences, my kids informed me, this already went on for decades. I still work full time and there is no energy for anything left rn. It's difficult to say, if the cause is my age (over 60) or my infection, but I sleep for 8 to 10 hours every night. I used to be a reader, not anymore.
But things are getting better, it seems. My memory is improving
Hi Mary. A search either in forums or the main page can recognize terms and there are many long COVID links here that can inform or help people. When you come back here, would you be kind enough to add Long COVID to the headline so it can be added to the search list? I am pretty sure that adding it to the headline and not just posts puts it at the top of the forum search list. (Although the algorithms may prove me wrong)
COVID isn't over as so many are still getting it daily. The vascular and cardiovascular outcomes with long COVID make it a very high risk virus ... far greater than the flu. I have a few of the normal symptoms (started scratchy throat, next cough, mild fever, brain fog, sleeping less than 5 hours) but also had both toe and finger splotches, my blood pressure spiked to 175 on the 5th day and that was a bad and scary day, but was also 20 to points higher for a week. I have a new vascular autoimmune disease now, sadly, from the last bout of COVID, so I am obviously a person who presents with vascular problems. I also have what few others have. Diarrhea... and kidney problems. Headaches were intermittent but exhaustion was debilitating for a week.
Almost all are gone or subsided today, day 15... but I still cannot smell coffee from the last bout and this I have sever brain fog that scares the hell out of me... The blotches in my toes are fading (It is from thickens blood causing micro clots ) but one on my little finger feels as though I badly burned it... and is itchy and red but feels better after I massage there. Still not sleeping much, which also gets worse with age and illness, sigh... but no longer need to nap. It may sound bad, but after reading some of the other problems people have, I had a cakewalk. If I were younger and had to go back to work, however, I know I could not do it...
Will add a few Long COVID URLs here:
Get your boosters, people!
Posted by you :
And here is another of your posts:
This is a preprint article, not peer reviewed but interesting. Blood abnormalities found in people with Long Covid. Battle weary immune cells.
I already had brain fog from Thyroid issues and age, so now I am stymied at times, trying to remember a sequence in a recipe... or what I was about to do next. I hate it!
Edit: I am sorry for not thanking you for the story. Thank you (even though it made me cry, people need to know this is rampant and may affect responses from those entrusted to keep us safe... sadly, only then will it will get the attention it deserves.)
Just now, I was scanning the drop down menu in the empty comment I see above... instead of in the comment. And every sentence comes out gobbeltygook and needs editing for coherence and spelling. (Grammar too but I was always so so at it)
They mentioned surgeons, but also pilots, bus drivers, taxi drivers, any driver... needs to have full attention to be a good one. And my brain stopped there... off on a tangent...
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy