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What It's Like to Get Through 6 Months With Long-Haul COVID

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Next week marks my sixth month of what I can only describe as debilitating fatigue attacks, ongoing vomiting, nausea, debilitating dizziness, a chronic headache, lightheadedness that feels like I’m in a lift all the time, weakness, and an insincere feeling that I’m in an “unwell” bubble… Back in week one, it seemed like I just had COVID. “Just COVID.” But my PCR got spoiled at the lab, and I was too late to return a positive thereafter.

Twenty-four weeks and many doctors appointments later, we call this Long COVID. Since weeks three and four — the resurrection of illness and the period in which I could hardly walk — doing anything at all now requires an impeccably-engineered strategy.

And the fatigue that follows, has been relentless. At the time, I was so exhausted I remember thinking it would take the rest of my life to wake up.

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