Post Covid-19 Syndrome

Post COVID-19 syndrome includes fatigue, loss of taste or smell, palpitations, myalgia, arthralgia, fever, cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, depression, anxiety, and brain fog. It also causes systemic effects in some people, such as multisystem inflammatory syndrome, autoimmune conditions like Guillain-Barre syndrome, seizures, Parkinsonism, Alzheimer's disease, damage to cardiac muscles, and scarring in the lungs.

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I had COVID six months ago, and since then, I have chest pressure, muscle pain, difficulty breathing, and weakness. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have suffered from some weakness attacks for many months. One week can be quite normal, but another one terrible. My symptoms are chest pressure almost all the time, the pain in muscles and spine (mainly upper side like arms and between blade bones), difficulty breathing (but spO2 is...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query and description of your symptoms. It does appear like post-COVID myalgia or post-COVID fatigue syndrome. Also, the dizziness and lightheadedness could be part of the dysautonomia in post-COVID patients. The best treatment is to increase your fluid ...  Read Full »

I have muscle twitching in my shoulders and legs, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, and fatigue after covid. Are these symptoms of ASL?

Query: Hi doctor,I think I have ALS. For the last three weeks, I have had constant muscle twitching in my shoulders and legs, considerable muscle weakness, unable to go to the gym, shortness of breath, and harder to speak, along with fatigue. This happened right after I got covid, and I wonder if I am over...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello. Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to benign fasciculation syndrome. I recommend checking thyroid hormone levels, complete blood count, blood electrolytes, vitamin D plasma levels, and vitamin B12 plasma levels for possi...  Read Full »

Why do I feel cold air at the back of my throat, and my nasal passages look wider post COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I had COVID-19 three weeks ago. My nasal passages look wider. I feel like I am taking in too much air at night, which is uncomfortable and scary. There is little to no pressure when I sneeze from my right nose. I feel cold air at the back of my throat when I breathe. I randomly experie...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have post-COVID-19 symptoms that differ from one patient to another. These symptoms can persist from weeks to months and sometimes for years. I suggest you use an antihistamine daily for the cold air sensation in your throat.  Read Full »

I had COVID-19 infection last year and still I have weakness, tiredness, and tremors. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,Last year, I acquired a COVID-19 infection, and I still have some weakness and tremors during anxiety. These things I notice only after the COVID attack. When will I get back to normal? Will I get back to normal? Is there any treatment for this? I took treatment for COVID and got alrigh...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Post COVID-19 condition is an illness that occurs in people who have a history of probable or confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, usually within three months from the onset of COVID-19, with symptoms and effects that last for at least two months. Post-COVID conditions are ...  Read Full »

I have fatigue, muscle weakness, and aching in both arms and legs after recovering from COVID. Could it be ALS?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently had covid and suffered from headaches, muscle aches, fever, and fatigue. I have tested negative after four days but still suffer from severe fatigue, muscle weakness (heaviness), and aching in both arms and legs. In the last 2 to 3 days, I have also developed muscle twitches (mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello,Welcome to for providing a detailed history. The timeline of covid infection followed by fatigue and muscle pain is a well-established complication of Covid (coronavirus disease) infection and, in the majority of cases, will settle down in a few days, mostly an average perio...  Read Full »

I am a 26-year-old female skater with sinus tachycardia, bipolar disorder, and insomnia. How can I gain back my stamina after the COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hi, I am a 26-year-old female diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia, bipolar disorder type II, and insomnia. My medications are Quetiapine 300 mg taken once at bedtime (for bipolar disorder), Lamotrigine 200 mg taken once in the morning (for bipolar disorder), Yaz for birth control taken o...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to I understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from tachycardia, bipolar disorder, and insomnia, and you are taking medications for these sufferings. In addition, you have had COVID -19 infection, so you are also suffering from the po...  Read Full »

Post COVID, I have increased LDH. Is this an indication of a major problem?

Query: Hello doctor, Post COVID, my lab test result for LDH (Lactate dehydrogenase) is 277 units/L, greater than the normal value of 135-225 units/L. Is there any problem? I am currently taking Novastat 10 mg for increased cholesterol. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through all your reports and they are good; nothing to worry about. These are observed post COVID infection. Isolated elevation of LDH (Lactate dehydrogenase) need not be taken into account; also, it is only a meager elevation with respect to the referen...  Read Full »

I have blood clotting, palpitations, weakness, irregular periods, muscle pain and swelling issues post my COVID-19 infection. Kindly help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a COVID-19 infection in March 2020. Post COVID-19 infection, I am having problems like blood clots, skin swelling, neck swelling, migraines, heart palpitation, reduced sweat, swelling in the gut, muscles pain, restless legs, fatigue, pain in lymph nodes, dizziness, tingling sensa...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query, and from what you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears that you have long covid symptoms. I suggest, An ultrasound thyroid and thyroid function test considering the neck swelling you mentioned. Avoi...  Read Full »

I have low platelet count after having COVID infection. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a long COVID (omicron) infection for 25 days three months ago. Later, when I was traveling, I got myself checked for precaution, and my CBC report showed my platelets counted as 89,000. So I consulted a doctor, and he prescribed me 15 days course of multivitamins with iron (currentl...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Following is my opinion on your asked question. I suggest you have thrombocytopenia post covid. If your doctor cannot find any cause of thrombocytopenia, low platelets might be due to an immunological reason. In COVID, antibodies can form against platelets by disturbin...  Read Full »

I get fever on and off six days after recovering from COVID. Did I develop some medical condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I had COVID in the last month, and I was able to recover from it completely. I had a continuous high fever during the illness but as I recovered, my fever went away altogether. However, six days later the fever reappeared. It is only my head and neck that are hot, the rest of my body i...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The condition you are suffering from is known as post-COVID syndrome. There are many complications that patients develop after recovering from COVID. These are collectively called post-COVID syndrome. Generally, it is treated with antibiotics after we find out the so...  Read Full »

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