Researchers looked into health records for those 10 years and older in 2020, and for those who had any kind of respiratory infection or who were diagnosed with COVID-19. Research from records, that some said portray their everyday reality.
Jess Monson said she’s never dealt with depression before, yet since she contracted COVID-19 in July 2020, she said her health has been a roller coaster. WATCH: Free online boot camp proving successful for COVID-19 long haulers
“The days decide for me how it’s going to go sometimes,” said Monson. Something, Andrew Stott can relate to after he contracted COVID-19 just before Thanksgiving.
Some days are good, and Monson said she feels hope her health will go back to normal, but then the day following Monson said she would awake to pure exhaustion. “I have three kids,” said Monson. “I feel like I cannot do the things I’ve done with them.”
Though his case felt very mild, Stott said the after-effects have been life altering. “I still have really bad joint pain and shortness of breath,” said Stott.
One who is familiar with clinical depression, Stott said what he’s experiencing from COVID-19 feels almost like whiplash because his emotions are so up and down. “If I’m going to feel like this for the rest of my life, what does that look like?” said Stott. “The mental health part of it actually turns out being worse,” said Stott.
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