At the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine in Appleton, Wisconsin, we have started meeting with sufferers of post-COVID fatigue—those individuals who present with persistent fatigue in the long weeks and months after the onset of the illness.
What is Post-Viral Fatigue?
Related to COVID-19, post-viral fatigue has been characterized by general feelings of malaise, including extreme tiredness, muscle pain, a persistent cough, and breathlessness. Additional symptoms might include joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, and a sore throat. A sufferer’s sleep pattern might be impacted as well, and while a person may be fatigued and desirous of sleep, they may be unable to achieve a restorative sleep cycle.
Pursuing Treatment at the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Health
At our practice, we have met and consulted with many post-COVID fatigue sufferers and have begun to develop a treatment protocol for helping to ease some of their symptoms. While we are still learning much about COVID-19, its short and long-term effects, and how recovery from post-viral fatigue can vary from one person to the next, we are pleased to report that we have achieved some very positive results.