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A 40-year-old male asked:

I was diganosed with covid on the 2nd of jan and notice in the last week that if i exercise by walking a distance, my legs feels weak and there is tingling all over it....still have weakness in it even though im not exercising it, please advise?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Not unexpected : Recovery from COVID19 is very variable - some are better in a few days, others can take many weeks or even a few months to recover. We don’t understand why and don’t understand how to treat these lingering symptoms. Continuing your exercise routine does not seem to be harmful (and may even help). All kinds of vitamins and supplements appear to make no difference Good luck
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
COVID 19: Agree with Dr. Lentnek. Many people are experiencing fatigue & weakness for long periods of time after COVID 19 infections. I would encourage you to pace your physical activity. Many physicians are recommending "Post- COVID 19" assessments for people who continue to have significant after-effects.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Drs F&L: Visit this site for information and talk to your doctor: Long term effects of Covid-19 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-long-term-effects/art-20490351#:~:text=COVID%2D19%20symptoms%20can,within%20a%20few%20weeks Wish you good health!
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Last updated Feb 14, 2021

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