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