I can remember sitting down with my medical director three years ago. She warned me that I need to be prepared professionally for the many people experiencing symptoms of post-viral fatigue.
I have seen many post-viral fatigue patients with different levels of symptoms over the last few years but the exact underlying cause. This fatigue can effect their daily activities, as they may feel like they need to always conserve energy so they do not burn out.
Their post viral fatigue syndrome symptoms include new or worsening fatigue, brain fog, lack of desire, cardiac symptoms, mental health challenges, flu like symptoms, poor quality of sleep, chronic pain, hair loss, skin conditions, food reactions, and more.
The odd thing is that it does not matter if the initial viral infection was terrible or not when the patient had it; they still have long-haul post-viral fatigue and they are desperate to find someone to manage symptoms and improve their activity levels so they can get their life back.
It is essential to be aware that some post-viral symptoms are not just physical. They can include psychological symptoms like depression and anxiety.
One thing I see is when a past virus or infection has improved, like Epstein-Barr virus or Lyme. Then the patient gets sick with covid, and suddenly, the Epstein Barr or Lyme rises and takes over, and the post-viral fatigue symptoms skyrocket.
I can relate to my patients and those that have post viral fatigue symptoms. When I had the virus, it wasn’t too bad, but the consequences were. I’ve been dealing with Lyme disease for a long time, and it has been manageable for many years. However, once I had the virus, the Lyme symptoms intensified suddenly, and I’m thankful that I had the experience and knowledge to improve.
I want you to know that you are very smart. Deep down, you know what is wrong with your health; you just need someone to acknowledge it, believe you, or show you that your hunch is right.
If you are not feeling well and are concerned about post-viral fatigue or other symptoms, go to my website and book an appointment so we can get to the bottom of things and then get you feeling better. You are smart, and I understand your frustration and desire to feel well again.
Nutritionally Yours is a wellness clinic located in Atlanta, GA. We also work virtually so we can help you anywhere you live.
Hey! I’m Alane Stieglitz-Wincek. I grew up on sugar and plenty of junk food and had no clue how my diet effected my health.
I changed my life and have worked as a holistic nutritionist and naturopath, for over the last 30 years. I help people get healthy, fit and lean, find hormone happiness and recover from all sorts health challenges.
Obsessed With: my family, my dog, my clients, loving life, and living it to the fullest!