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

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. …

I was infected with Covid-19…six months I am still unwell Read More »

OMF Funded study on Covid-19 Add Your Heading Text Here https://www.omf.ngo/in-the-news-omf-funded-study-on-covid-19/ The world is now intensely focused on COVID-19 & the consequential risk of ME / CFS. OMF remains committed to using this pandemic as a window of opportunity to gain better understanding of ME / CFS so we may find treatments & a cure for millions suffering from …

OMF funded study on Covid-19 – 13 June 2020 Read More »

Coronavirus and ME – Simplified facts (Emerge Australia https://www.emerge.org.au/blog/coronavirus-and-me-simplified-facts Many people with ME/CFS and other vulnerable communities in Australia continue to be concerned about the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19. Emerge Australia recognises that people with ME/CFS and other chronic illnesses are at higher risk of infection and have a valid reason for caution …

Coronovirus and ME/CFS 1 June 2020 Read More »

Cerebral Micro-Structural Changes in COVID-19 Patients – An MRI-based 3-month Follow-up Study https://www.thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370%2820%2930228-5/fulltext 3 Aug 2020  Increasing evidence supported the possible neuro-invasion potential of SARS-CoV-2. However, no studies were conducted to explore the existence of the micro-structural changes in the central nervous system after infection. We aimed to identify the existence of potential brain micro-structural …

Cerebral Micro-Structural Changes in COVID-19 3 Aug 2020 Patients – An MRI-based 3-month Follow-up …