Common Questions & Answers
Named post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you will often see it called Long COVID or Post COVID Conditions.
Most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, but some experience Post COVID Conditions which are a wide range of new, returning or ongoing health problems people can experience four or more weeks after first being infected.
The individuals living with these symptoms are sometimes referred to as COVID-19 long-haulers.
People commonly report experiencing different combinations of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Symptoms that get worse after physical or mental activities
- Difficulty thinking or concentrating (sometimes referred to as “brain fog”)
- Chest or stomach pain
- Fast-beating or pounding heart (also known as heart palpitations)
- Joint or muscle pain
- Pins-and-needles feeling
- Sleep problems
- Dizziness on standing (lightheadedness)
- Mood changes
- Change in smell or taste
- Changes in period cycles
Yes! In addition to our primary COVID Long-Haulers Support Group Canada community some provinces now have their own groups, creating hubs to connect with others specifically in your province. You can stay updated with local and provincial information, including new clinics.
Know what’s happening in your province.