WHEN nurse Marianna Cisneros caught Covid in July 2020, she didn’t think she would be struck down by such a serious virus.
But more than a year after being infected, the intensive care nurse is still battling the “torturous” side effect.
The 31-year-old from California is struggling with a speech disorder, which means you struggle to swallow and this is often the result of conditions like stroke, cancer or multiple sclerosis.
After testing positive for Covid, Marianna decided to document her journey with the virus because she believed she had also had a stroke.
The mother of three was also a bodybuilder, but hasn’t been able to work out properly since catching Covid.
Marianna says doctors ‘don’t know why’ she is suffering from the condition.
“I’ve been dealing with this for over a year now and I’m frustrated because I want to eat.
“I’m always hungry and I can’t because I run the risk of food stuck or cravings.
“I can barely walk and I’m having a lot of weird neurological conditions.
“That’s why I fight so hard to raise awareness about it because so many people don’t believe it [me],’ she posted on TikTok.
While Marianna has suffered from serious side effects from the virus, others are now suffering from a milder illness, Omicron, who says it feels more like a cold.
However, it remains unclear whether those who caught Omicron had long-standing Covid.
A series of extremely positive studies show that Omicron IS is milder than other Covid strains, with the first official UK report showing a 50 to 70 per cent lower risk of hospitalization compared to Delta.
Health officials have repeatedly said the Covid booster shots protect against Omicron and offer the best chance of weathering the pandemic.
What is a language disorder and what are the symptoms?
A language disorder simply means difficulty swallowing.
It is often the result of conditions such as stroke, cancer, or multiple sclerosis.
These are the symptoms of the disease:
- difficulty swallowing
- discomfort when swallowing food or drink
- choking or coughing when eating
- feeling that food is stuck in your throat
- food comes out, sometimes through the nose
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Marianna also has orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which is an abnormal increase in heart rate that occurs after sitting up or standing up.
She previously said NBC San Diego that her illness comes in waves and that she has good days and bad days.
Marianna explained how she struggled to go to the bathroom on her own and said she ‘never thought’ Covid could knock someone her age.
She was hospitalized for six days with shortness of breath and developed two brain lesions.
During this time, she said she didn’t think she would make it alive.
It is reported that almost a million Britons could suffer from long-term symptoms of coronavirus, also known as Long Covid.
Long Covid is when people contract the coronavirus and instead of fully recovering, they suffer symptoms for weeks, possibly months, more.
Long Covid estimated to adversely affect the daily activities of 643,000 people – about two-thirds.
Fatigue was the most common symptom (58%), followed by shortness of breath (42%), muscle pain (32%), and difficulty concentrating (31%).
Long Covid is most common in women and people; 35 to 69 years old, live in poor areas, work in health and social care and have a disability, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows.
https://www.thesun.ie/health/8224916/nurse-reveals-little-known-torturous-covid-side-effect/ Nurse, 31, reveals little-known ‘torture’ Covid side effects