I honestly felt like I was dying but I didn’t know from what. It was like the strangest thing. And like the problem was, unfortunately, when you feel like that, life doesn’t slow down around you. I still had exams to take, I still had Zoom classes to attend.
I tried everything in America, including — guess what — Ivermectin. And it didn’t work.
— Anna Chumley, a second-year student at Emory University School of Law, detailing her issues with long-haul COVID during an interview with The Sacramento Bee. Chumley, who caught COVID in summer 2020, says she initially ignored her symptoms (a rash, back pain, chest pain, racing heart, and breathlessness) until her chest felt tight, and her mother, a nurse pracitioner, recommended that she go to a doctor. Her COVID symptoms lasted roughly nine months, during which time her brain fog made it difficult for her to grasp concepts during class and unable to focus on her reading. Chumley still has flareups of chest tightening, nausea, sleeplessness, and more.
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