Long Covid – Advice and Support – Getting you back to being you
Are you or someone you know struggling with Long Covid? Is ongoing fatigue stopping you from getting back to the things you enjoy? If so, don’t worry. You are not alone and we’re here to help and support you.
As time goes by and more and more people have had Covid 19 there are also increasing numbers of people reporting ongoing problems with returning to their pre-covid levels of activity. Post viral fatigue (PVF) is one of the most commonly reported symptoms. With PVF, despite best efforts to try to return to normal life, even doing the seemingly simply every day things like having a shower, can cause an increase in fatigue levels, sometimes for days.
Although fatigue is at the top of the list of symptoms people are experiencing, other things including breathlessness and chest pain are also being reported. It is important, before embarking on any programme of help with Long Covid, to ensure that the symptoms you’re getting are not related to other medical issues. To rule this out please do speak with your GP first.
Once it’s confirmed that you have Long Covid I’d suggest looking at the NHS ‘Your Covid Recovery’ App. It’s full of information to help with your recovery. My colleague Nikki Harris and I have also put together some information & links to help provide some more insight about Long Covid and recovering from it.
We hope that you find all you need to know about how to get yourself back to being you.
However we appreciate that this journey can have it’s challenges and sometimes it’s helpful to have someone to discuss things with and to feel supported by. If you’d like some support please do email either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We’re both physiotherapist and are ready and able to help you get back on your feet.
(Credit photo to Delphine-beausol)