Considering the nature of the virus, the infection strain can affect people differently. Expect a multitude of symptoms, which can be mild or moderate in nature.
Headache, extreme and chronic exhaustion, backache, muscle pain, appetite loss, lingering cough can be experienced commonly in the first few weeks after recovery. It could be a persisting symptom or result of the remainder viral load in the body.
Reports that have come out in the recent months suggest that the most common long-term complications are damage to the heart, respiratory system, nervous system.
There have also been several studies which ascertain that a viral infection as major as COVID-19 could leave one vulnerable to developing some forms of mental illnesses, such as PTSD, insomnia, depression, anxiety.
Some people have also come forward to report brain fog, confusion, memory loss and cognition problems after recovery.
Most of all, what long haulers say is that their symptoms-no matter how small or big can impair daily functioning and present problems in resuming normal life.