Her first bout with COVID-19 came in September. Nearly 4 months later Janine Hopkins still has symptoms – CBC

Janine Hopkins has had ringing ears, staggered walk and exhaustion since contracting COVID-19 last September

Jan 19, 2023

For nearly three years, people around the world have dealt with COVID-19, and while for some the after-effects are limited, others, like Janine Hopkins have been left with the debilitating condition known as long COVID.

Hopkins contracted the virus early last September, 2022 and was hit hard.

“I had the usual constellation of symptoms,” said Hopkins. “A high fever, a very sore throat, really significant head pain, really significant head pressure, high pitched ringing in my ears and a lot of gastrointestinal complications as well. ”

Hopkins said by the end of the second week, she lost 5.4 kilograms. and was extremely unwell. She said she was surprised at the severity of her case as she works in healthcare was fully masked in most work and social situations and fully vaccinated.

At the end of the second week, Hopkins was actually getting sicker.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/long-covid-thunder-bay-patient-1.6718423

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