What it’s like to be a COVID-19 “long-hauler” with symptoms that last for months

-Margot is still experiencing symptoms and issues months after first falling ill.

-Some eople suffering from long-term effects of COVID-19 call themselves long-haulers.

-A lot is still unknown about COVID-19, including the effects it could have in the long term.

 
Imagine being young and healthy, a nonsmoker with no preexisting health conditions, and then waking up one morning feeling like you were being suffocated by an unseen force. Back in March, this was my reality.

I had just returned from Europe, and roughly 10 days later started having flu-like symptoms. I became weak overnight and had trouble breathing. It felt like jogging in the Rocky Mountains without being in condition, only I wasn’t moving. I went to the hospital, where I was tested for COVID-19.

I was one of the first people in Texas given a non-FDA-approved test. My results came back negative. As a social epidemiologist who deals with big data, I was certain it was a false negative.

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