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Can Covid affect the muscles?

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 Lyndleme 15 Oct 2020

I am a hiker for 6 years I guess and this has been my hobby since then, I love and enjoyed it. When you have COVID, I thought I heard that it could also affect the muscles. And sometimes even the nervous system. Wondering if anybody has heard of that. Anyone here has an idea?

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 marsbar 15 Oct 2020
In reply to Lyndleme:

A friend of mine has long covid.  She is struggling to do many things she used to taken for granted.   

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In reply to Lyndleme:

Chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pain, occasional lack of breath, brain fog. That’s been my experience. It’s getting better, but has taken 6 months

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 slab_happy 15 Oct 2020
In reply to Lyndleme:

Covid can definitely affect the nervous system:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/08/warning-of-serious-brain-disorders-in-people-with-mild-covid-symptoms

Damage to heart, lungs and other organs is also well-documented.

I haven't seen reports of physical damage to muscle tissue, but "long Covid" can involve a post-viral syndrome that looks a lot like ME/chronic fatigue syndrome, with fatigue and muscle pain.

This is a nasty virus and there are a lot of things about it we don't understand yet.

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 beefy_legacy 15 Oct 2020
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