A new video from Broken Battery describes the overlap in symptoms between Long COVID, Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome and ME/CFS.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LOvXta5ZaA
Excerpts from video:
Research that monitored people over time found that many people with Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome recover within a year of the initial infection . In a small minority of cases patients can go on to develop ME/CFS, a complex multi system disease often triggered by a virus or infection .
Preliminary research into Long COVID suggests there are many overlaps with ME/CFS . A significant number of people with Long COVID could meet the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS .
The hallmark symptom of ME/CFS is that even minimal exertion can cause a flare in symptoms and a reduction in physical capability (a crash) that can last for days, weeks or even months. In a large survey of Long COVID patients a high proportion reported that they experience Post Exertional Malaise and suffered relapses after activity .
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