A member asked:

Is it normal after recovering from covid and being back to work a week or so later to have moments where you feel short winded? thats what i have been feeling at times. i cant even play basketball without feeling i ran a marathon. etc?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Fatigue: Protracted fatigue and shortness of breath, specifically with physical activities has been described in recovering COVID cases. If not trending in the right direction by gradually increasing activities, seeing your doc in follow up would be recommended.

Answered 12/13/2020

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Dr. Brian Sabb answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Short of breath: Hi, this is a good question. The reality is that SOB and fatigue are common after serious illness (including covid). It may take weeks or longer to fully recover and length of recovery depends on how badly and how long u were affected. Your doctor can give you some guidelines on time for recovery, however expect gradual recovery and continual improvement. If SOB persists or worsens, see your doc.

Answered 12/13/2020

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Known consequence: There can be long lasting consequences of Covid-19. Visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-long-term-effects/art-20490351 Wish you good health!

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