Who Are COVID Long-Haulers?
For those less severe COVID patients – the long-haulers – it is becoming clear that they may develop symptoms as a result of the SARs-CoV-2 infection. They have persistent myriad chronic symptoms that may continue for weeks and months after the patient has been declared virus-free.
According to a recent study in JAMA, approximately 10% of people who were sick with COVID experience prolonged symptoms beyond three weeks.
This condition can affect anyone – old and young, otherwise healthy people and those battling other conditions. It has been seen in those who were hospitalized with COVID-19 and patients with very mild symptoms.
Symptoms of Long Haul COVID includes (but are by no means limited to) fevers that last for months, impaired short-term memory, poor proprioception (sense of body movement and position), brain fog, heat intolerance, orthostatic intolerance (difficulty standing), dramatic changes to blood pressure and heart rate, muscle pain, menstrual changes, tinnitus, head pressure, persistent nausea, weight loss, hair loss, and newfound food sensitivities.
One observational study from the United Kingdom also recognized that those post-COVID patients reporting a “prolonged and debilitating course of illness” were never admitted to a hospital.
The Lancet recently noted that the main limitation of current research is data reporting/fragmentation, a high risk of bias and no external validation. Specifically, the authors urged strong research to understand long-haulers, highlighting that “participation of an international and interdisciplinary group of researchers is essential.”
The path ahead
Due to the limited research on the prolonged treatment for long-haulers, a definitive and validated care path is not known at this current time. By recognizing that most long-haulers do not access acute level care at a typical hospital, a specialized rehabilitation hospital or long-term acute care hospital, it is probable that many patients were never tested for COVID-19 due to asymptomatic status or very mildly symptomatic status, many of these patients might be experiencing long COVID-19 symptoms as well.
How Text2MD Can Help
The physicians at Text2MD have been researching extensively COVID-19 since the early days of the pandemic and we have been providing high-quality COVID treatment and post-COVID medical care that supports the most current research data and a more complete recovery and return to independence.
Text2MD has proven success treating patients with COVID-19 and Long Haul symptoms. We continue researching protocols validated by Americans and international researchers and in addition to repurposing therapeutic drugs, dietary modifications and supplements.
Based on our research in Long COVID treatment protocols we have adopted the protocol from the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) as our main protocol for Long Haul treatment. The I-Recover Management Protocol for Long Haul COVID-19 Syndrome
I-RECOVER Management Protocol for Long Haul COVID-19 Syndrome (LHCS)
Click on the link to learn more about the LHCS protocol.
We offer multiple packages from basic package with treatment and no labs to a comprehensive package including specialized labs and treatment. All our packages follow this:
Long Hauler/ Post Covid Treatment / I-Recover protocol
$65 Long Hauler/ Post Covid protocol
Any medication prescribed or advice given by Text2MD physician, is at the physician’s discretion.