The ME CFS Foundation South Africa

Acute Covid and Long Covid

Information & resources on Covid-19,Long Covid and its overlapping with ME/CFS

On this page you will find information on:

  • What is Long Covid
  • Symptoms of Long Covid
  • What to do if you think you have Long Covid
  • Treatment
  • Overlap of Long Covid with ME/CFS
  • Research

Articles

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2021.698169/full Long COVID or Post-acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC): An Overview of Biological Factors That May Contribute to Persistent Symptoms Amy D. Proal1 and Michael B. VanElzakker1,2* 1PolyBio Research Foundation, Kenmore, WA, United States 2Division of Neurotherapeutics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States The novel virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) …

Long Covid: An overview of biological factors – June 2021 Read More »

https://www.omf.ngo/social-shareables/?sm_guid=NDU0OTAyfDMyNzUxNDE1fC0xfG1lY2Zzc2Fmb3VuZGF0aW9uQGdtYWlsLmNvbXw0NDcyMjkzfHwwfDB8OTE1MDg4MTF8OTc4fDB8MHx8NDQxNjg40 As per Open Medicine Foundation website: “Use our new Social Shareables page to download educational graphics about ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Long COVID, and Chronic Lyme Disease and share them on social media. The steps are easy: click on each image to download and post directly to Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook! You can also follow OMF …

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https://meassociation.org.uk/2021/10/iacfs-me-conference-dr-leonard-jason-on-covid-19-symptoms-over-time-comparing-long-haulers-to-me-cfs/ The 2nd Virtual Scientific Conference for the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgia Encephalomyelitis was held on the 19th – 21st August 2021 (streamed on zoom). The conference promoted unpublished data and included both clinicians and biomedical researchers.  The talks were grouped into different sections, including the longer 45 minute talks in the Professional Workshops and shorter talks covering topics of infectious diseases, immunology and …

Comparing ME/CFS with Long Covid October 2021 Read More »

ABSTRACT LINK TO ARTICLE Although most patients recover from acute COVID-19, some experience postacute sequelae of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection (PASC). One subgroup of PASC is a syndrome called “long COVID-19,” reminiscent of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). ME/CFS is a debilitating condition, often triggered by viral and bacterial infections, leading to …

Redox imbalance links COVID-19 and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome – August 2021 Read More …

https://unchartedterritories.tomaspueyo.com/p/long-covid-chronic-fatigue-syndrome?s=09&fbclid=IwAR0CrBP9raL_vwYgMmb864WGoJ2vAXz4ymDWb9h3iUKXwPI8Dwv3qvr_QwA The main problem with Long COVID is its complexity: dozens of symptoms, different causes, different treatments, vaccine protection, Delta variant, age impact, gender impact, evolution over time… This complexity is crippling. We think “Hmmm Long COVID is bad but how bad? I don’t know… Maybe we should avoid it? But how careful should we …

The most alarming problem about Long Covid – Sept 2021 Read More »

https://m.e.awareness.nz/covid19-mecfs-longhaulers Excellent short video on Long Covid and managing it………..

Retha Viviers on a DO NO HARM approach with Long Covid Patients – June 2021 Retha Viviers on DO NO HARM to Long Covid and ME/CFS patients Follow Us Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Linkedin More Posts: Video by Retha Viviers on DO NO HARM with Post Covid Patients – June 2021 Retha Viviers on a …

Video by Retha Viviers on DO NO HARM with Post Covid Patients – June …

https://meassociation.org.uk/2021/09/dr-phil-hammond-on-long-covid-lessons-learnt-from-me/ The latest issue of Private Eye has an article from Dr Phil Hammond on how the experience of treating people with ME/CFS can inform how to best approach those with Long COVID. There are quotes from Dr Muirhead & Dr Marsh. Extracts are shown below. ExtractsInitially, (NICE Long COVID definition) listed a short number …

https://meassociation.org.uk/2021/09/dr-phil-hammond-on-long-covid-lessons-learnt-from-me/ Read More »

I was infected with Covid-19…6 months on I am still unwell – 13 Sept 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/13/i-was-infected-with-coronavirus-in-march-six-months-on-im-still-unwell It’s day 182 after being infected by Covid-19, and Charlie Russell is not doing the things that other 27-year-olds are doing. He’s not running 5km three times a week like he used to. He’s not going to the pub. …

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