We understand the challenges and difficulties you face as you navigate through the hidden illness of Long Covid. Recovery from Long Covid can be a long and tough road, and unfortunately there is no widely accepted cure. However, know that you are not alone. Our community has come together to share experiences and offer advice on what has helped them during this difficult time.
This recovery guide is designed to be your companion, providing you with practical tips and strategies to maximize your quality of life. From finding a supportive network to seeking professional help, we've got you covered. Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and what works for one person may not work for another. However, we hope this guide can provide a starting point and help you on your journey to recovery.
Find the right GP
Having a great doctor who will work with you through your illness is a great place to start. As Long Covid is such a new disorder not many GPs are equipped to help you mange it. If you're GP is unable to give you proper guidance we recommending shopping around to find a GP who is capable of helping you through your illness with proper care and understanding.
See the right specialists
It's important to work with your GP to establish what tests/diagnostics you need to take. For those with cardiac symptoms like palpitations you may need to see a cardiologist to get a full screening which might include an MRI or an echocardiogram. For those with chronic headaches you may need to see a neurologist. It's important that you see the appropriate specialists to ensure you don't miss anything that needs prompt medical intervention.
Build a support system
It's important to remember you don't have to go through this alone. Building system of people around you who help you feel supported can ease the burden. Whether this is a trained therapist, a friend or family member who you schedule regular check-ins, or fellow long covid sufferers online, talking and letting out what you're going through is something our members have found great benefit in. Follow the links below to find a therapist/counsellor or to join our Facebook group where you can connect with other Long Haulers.
Become your own best advocate
It can be frustrating when trying to communicate a disorder that's so new to people who don't yet understand it. It's important to inform yourself and learn some key terminology which can help you communicate your situation and get the right care. You can start with the basics by clicking here.
Learn how to manage your quality of life
There are many things you can do to maximise your quality of life on your recovery journey. We've compiled a guide based on practises our community have found beneficial that we hope will help you during this difficult time. Get started by following the link below.