According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), at least one-third of people who had COVID-19 experience neurological complications. They are referred to as COVID-19 Long-Haulers.
The most common COVID-19 Long-Haulers symptoms are fatigue, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping, headaches, and brain fog or difficulty thinking clearly.
In a study conducted by NIH, participants experienced 14 different symptoms on average and had a relapse of symptoms after exercise, mental activity, or everyday stress. Nearly half of the participants said they had to reduce their hours at work due to the severity of their Long-Haulers symptoms.
In a study at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago post-Covid center, most patients had symptoms including headache, fatigue, dizziness, muscle pain, sleep disorders, difficulty concentrating, and disorders of taste or smell.
The most frequent neurologic symptoms found were:
• Muscle Pain (myalgias) 44.8%
• Headaches 37.7%
• Memory Loss (encephalopathy) 31.8%
• Dizziness 29.7%
• Taste Impairment (dysgeusia) 15.9%
• Loss of Smell (anosmia) 11.4%
Should You See a Neurologist for Long-Haulers?
Are you a Long-Hauler? Symptoms may include fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, trouble sleeping, and brain fog, or difficulty thinking clearly. Thousands of Americans who had a mild case of COVID-19 are battling a wide range of health problems.
Contact your doctor immediately if you have symptoms of a blood clot, which can lead to pulmonary embolism or stroke.
Seek medical attention if you have:
• Shortness of breath
• Chest pain or pressure
• Cognitive dysfunction or memory loss
• Rapid weight loss or gain
• Inability to eat or drink
• Brain fog or difficulty thinking clearly
• Trouble sleeping
• Persistent headache
• Dizziness or vertigo
Neuro2Go Virtual Visit with a Nationally Recognized Adult or Pediatric Neurologist
Neuro2Go is different from a traditional office or telehealth encounter, where a patient is scheduled, insurance is utilized, and a comprehensive medical history and physical examination is performed.
Neuro2Go provides individuals quick and affordable access to nationally recognized neurologists who will provide up-to-the-minute neurologic information and next-step recommendations.
No insurance is used or required. A fee of $95 is paid by the customer at the time of scheduling. Same and next weekday appointments are available.
If you are worried about a condition you or a family member may have, including memory loss, persistent headache, dizziness, recent seizure, COVID-19 long-haulers, Neuro2Go provides immediate access to top-rated neurologists who will rapidly address a neurologic concern.
Schedule Your Neuro2Go
Neuro2Go is your online opportunity to meet with one of our neurologists on a virtual basis. During your interactive video session, we will discuss the symptoms that are bothering you or a loved one. Same and next weekday appointments available. Click to Schedule Neuro2Go.