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Coronavirus, Long Covid, ME/CFS 

Seems it might not be common knowledge that if you have covid, you *mustn't* push yourself to build your activity levels back to normal. There's a high likelihood that Long Covid is a type of ME/CFS, a disabling chronic illness which often follows a viral infection. Everyone with ME will tell you: do not push yourself! At that delicate phase of recovery you could seriously risk becoming permanently disabled. Rest as much as possible, and err on the safe side!

Coronavirus, Long Covid, ME/CFS 

Specifically, exertion intolerance is a characterising trait of ME/CFS. If you're ill, you *do not want* to put stress on your immune system. That can be the thing that tips your illness over into a lifelong post-viral condition. Capitalism will tell you it's brave or merely mandatory to "soldier on" and work through it. Ignore that! Convalescence is a real and necessary thing.

Coronavirus, Long Covid, ME/CFS 

@alex Something I wish I had known in May 2020! If you are “crashing” after physical activity you are definitely in the Long Covid/ME danger zone.

Coronavirus, Long Covid, ME/CFS 

@Janetgunter Something I wish I'd known when I got ill during my final year of university!

Coronavirus, Long Covid, ME/CFS 

@alex 😢

Coronavirus, Long Covid, ME/CFS 

@alex it took me three months to recover physically from covid

and i still haven't gotten back to doing any sports, out of fear for a relapse

Coronavirus, Long Covid, ME/CFS 

@alex Americans? Rest? We can't rest, we got stuff to do! /s

Coronavirus, Long Covid, ME/CFS 

@alex I was lucky that even though I didn’t believe it was covid at the time (April 2020, no way to get a test), I listened to my body. Still took me months to be able to get groceries without physical exhaustion, not to speak of the brain fog…

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