The devastating effects of long-haul Covid and how you can deal with them

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Experts say fatigue is one of the most common long-term symptoms of Covid-19. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES)
Experts say fatigue is one of the most common long-term symptoms of Covid-19. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES)

When she was diagnosed with Covid-19 in May, Stacey Smith* was surprised considering the precautions she’d taken.

But what surprised her even more was how long the symptoms have lasted. It’s been six months since her test came back positive, and while some of the symptoms have come and gone, others have remained.

“The symptoms I presented with at the start were fatigue, headaches, tummy issues, loss of smell, tight chest, shortness of breath, joint pain and brain fog,” Stacey (46) tells us.

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