Long-lasting COVID-19 ruins young mother's family life

Long COVID-19 ruins young mother’s family life

UPGRADE DAY

A 31-year-old mother has been bedridden for three months after contracting COVID-19 in April 2022.

Bianca Drysdale has not yet been able to return to normal course of her life after contracting a long-lasting form of COVID-19.

In an interview with QUB radio, Ms. Drysdale said that she got up only to go to the bathroom or to his medical appointments.

“I can no longer spend time with my children. If I'm 15 minutes with them, it takes me days, even weeks to get over it, ”said the mother of three at the microphone of Yasmine Abdelfadel.

Over the Easter weekend, Mrs. Drysdale caught COVID-19. 

“My symptoms were mild. I had headaches and a little sore throat, nothing more. Like everyone else, I thought it was going to pass. However, my headaches intensified and they were accompanied by dizziness,” she explained.

When the 30-year-old got up in the morning, she was so tired that she felt like she hadn't slept in weeks. So she decided to consult.

Initially, doctors told Ms. Drysdale, who was vaccinated, that her situation was normal, as she had recently given birth and that her blood pressure problems would improve.

However, on returning to see her family doctor, the medical professional noticed that she had high heartbeats, in addition to having lost 30 pounds in three months without making any changes in her diet.

“I was less active due to fatigue. Everything I did required triple effort. I couldn't control my body anymore. Other symptoms such as tremors and palpitations occurred,” she said.

She mentioned that it took time before knowing that an individual had COVID- 19 long-lasting. 

“At first we went by elimination. I saw several specialists and doctors who did not know what it was. Since it's super new, everyone is learning as they go. We are many people with this and we do not know where to turn, we are exhausted.”

At the moment, Mrs. Drysdale is still looking for the person who could help her with her illness. She sees, among other things, a cardiologist for her heart. 

“There are things that could be good to help the tachycardia, but I cannot do them due to COVID-19 long. It intensifies my symptoms,” she said.