Individuals are likely to have different problems due to the impact of COVID-19. Listed below are some of the common problems you may experience during or after the illness. Some people recover quickly and do not require much support. However, some will require more time and support.

The length of time needed will vary from person to person and it is important not to compare yourself to others. 

Post-COVID-19 effects could include:

  • Muscle weakness and joint stiffness

  • Extreme tiredness (fatigue) and a lack of energy 

  • Loss of appetite and weight loss 

  • Sleep problems

  • Problems with mental abilities – for example, not being able to remember some events, think clearly and being forgetful

  • Changes in your mood, or anxiety or depression

  • Nightmares or flashbacks 

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

A support hub has been set up by Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation to provide information and dedicated support for people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and their family members.

This can be accessed at:

https://www.post-covid.org.uk/