“Long covid” is the term being used to describe the long-term complications experienced by those who have contracted covid-19, though who not have experienced significant short-term complications or who have recovered from the acute phase of illness. However, for those with “long covid”, the main symptoms noted by the NHS – persistent cough, fever and loss of taste or smell – may be experienced for significantly longer than others, in addition to other difficulties.
Many of those experiencing long covid have described it as frightening and leading to a rollercoaster of distressing emotions. As well as physical symptoms – fatigue and exhaustion, shortness of breath and chest pains, joint pain and aching, to name but a few – the emotional and psychological impact or anxiety, fear and exhaustion can also be detrimental or lead to a worsening quality of life.
However it is that you or someone you know may have been affected, Psychology Sussex are on hand with experienced practitioners who would be happy to assist. We are also used to working alongside other health professionals to assist clients with their difficulties.
Do not hesitate to get in contact to discuss how it is we can help you.