'I'm 29 years old and I feel like I'm 70': Long COVID patients continue to struggle for months, years – USA TODAY

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Jeremy Smith got sick in October 2020, but it wasn’t serious. A stuffy nose. A cough. The proverbial cold-like symptoms of a mild COVID-19 infection, and it passed within a few days.
But he never really got better. Instead, he got worse. Fatigue. Nerve pain. Blood-pressure fluctuations. A brain that fritzes out every so often, leaving him unsure where he’s supposed to be or what he’s supposed to be doing. Returning to his pre-infection job of helping surgeons in the operating room is out of the question.


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