I know many of you have followed covid closely so hopefully someone will be able to help. I had covid a few months back and after a few days I was already on the mend. At no moment did I develop respiratory problems. However for a month now I’ve experiencing shortness of breath, which I’ve never done before. Could this be covid related? I should disclose that I’ve recently gained some weight, and that I seem to be sleeping less and less. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
I may have had it in Jan. before there were tests. But months later I went to a sleep doctor and I have sleep apnea (shortness of breath) my oxygen is at 65 when I sleep when its supposed to be like 98 or 100. I stop breathing in my sleep and Im supposed to use a CPAP machine. Maybe you could try a sleep study and get approved for a CPAP they help you breathe when you sleep, and can help improve daily life and fatigue. I don’t know if my sleep apnea is covid related because there were no tests available when I possibly had covid in 2020.
Thank you for the reply. I seem to be alright at night and I’m not snoring either, but it could be a lead. How do you know you stop breathing at night?
Google “long covid”
I know how to Google, but thanks anyway.
There’s a syndrome called “long covid”
Shortness of breath could very well be Covid related.
Long term health issues are a very real problem stemming from this virus.
I had to go to a doctor and she ordered a sleep study. You go into a building and they monitor your breathing etc. while you sleep. It’s kind of like an overnight EKG. The nurse hooks you up to a machine, and the cpap to see if it helps. I had two incidents where I needed the CPAP so I passed the test of severe sleep apnea. The nurse didn’t stay in the room while I slept, but you are being monitored closely to see if you have episodes of sleep issues.
OK, so you only became aware you’d stop breathing at night once they monitored you. I wlll go to the doctor. Thanks for the input.
I don’t know your weight, but being very overweight can cause shortness of breath. But anytime you’re struggling for air, which is very serious, you should immediately see a dr
Do you suck on the devil’s nicotine teat?
Long covid has implications for anyone who has had covid.
I’m just mildly overweight. But yes, I’ll be going to the doctor.
Good. I’m glad you’re going
I don’t smoke but my lifestyle is not that healthy at the moment.
Last night, and also every now and then, I have trouble “catching my breath”. After consulting with health care authorities, it turns out to be anxiety.
In my case it feels physical, but you never know.
It might feel physical, but is it physical? What do your doctors tell you?
I’m going to the doctor next week, we’ll see.
My mom and I both had a mild case of Covid last summer. We both still have shortness of breath from time to time. So yes, I think that you could be experiencing this as well.