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My question is about long covid. I had one covid vaccination

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Hello - my question is about long covid. I had one covid vaccination in April 21 but then just before my second vacc I got COVID itself. Pcr test was positive snd was unwell for several days. Since that I have had feelings very tired and anxious - I have two businesses but have had to close down one sadly it was very stressful time. Do I have long covid or just fatigue due to life stresses and worries? I am currently having problems with anxiety tearfulness generally feel ill with gut pain constipation and vision problems using my computer at work. These seem trivial so sorry if I’m wasting your time. Thanks for your precious time it is much appreciated your advice.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Not see a doctor - I don’t have any medicines - a did do a lateral flow test on Monday this week which was negative
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: none and no allergies
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Customer: none
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

Do you have muscle pain, headache, loss of appetite, shortness of breath?

What are your age and gender?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Thank u - achy all over - I’m 55 and female
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
No need to call
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

Your symptoms can be due to;

1) Long Covid.

2) Stress, anxiety.

3) Low thyroid.

4) Chronic infection like EBV that may happen during or after covid.

You would need the following investigations to ascertain the cause:

Complete blood count (CBC)

Liver function tests

Thyroid function tests

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)

Serum electrolyte level measurement

Immunoglobulin M (IgM)/immunoglobulin G (IgG) coxsackievirus B titer

IgM/IgG human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) titer

IgM/IgG C pneumoniae titer

Autoimmune panel

Anemia panel.

The following would help you;

1) Omega 3; Fish oil capsule and flaxseed oil capsule.

2) Ginkgo Biloba

3) Zinc 30 mg.

4) Ginseng

5) Stretching exercises.

6) Gentle massage.

7) Acupuncture.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Thank u
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 19 days ago.

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

I sincerely hope that I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today!

Thank you.

Stay blessed.