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UK Mum-Of-Two Still Suffering With Long-Term Effects Of Coronavirus Five Months On

Tuesday 21 July 2020


From UK news outlet Kent Online:


Heather Izzard
Mum-of-two Heather Izzard says she 'just wants her
life back', five months after she caught coronavirus.
(Picture: Heather Izzard)

Mum-of-two, from Barming, still suffering with long-term effects of coronavirus five months on

By Katie Heslop
13 July 2020
© KM Group 2020.

Five months after a mum contracted coronavirus, she is still suffering from its dreadful after-effects and says she "just wants her life back".

Heather Izzard, 45, from Barming, started displaying the traditional symptoms associated with the virus in early March and nearly half a year on, still has a tight chest, breathlessness, sleepless nights and is exhausted after minimal activity.

Ms Izzard, an actress, was initially swab-tested for the disease by paramedics and told she had influenza.

However, doctors have now said they are all but positive she had the virus and the test was inaccurate.

Medics at Maidstone Hospital believe she now may have chronic fatigue syndrome and cannot tell her when the symptoms will subside.

Ms Izzard, mother to an 18 and 10-year-old, said: "It has been five months and I am just not getting any better, I can't escape it.

"The doctors thought the virus was going to clear up in a week. It can affect everyone, not just old people."


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