What are some of the long-term side effects of COVID-19?
The effects of COVID-19 can persist long after the initial symptoms of the illness are gone. These effects, called post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (or PASC), can include brain fog, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
How long does headache last in COVID-19 patients? In some patients, the severe headache of COVID-19 only lasts a few days, while in others, it can last up to months. It is presenting mostly as a whole-head, severe-pressure pain. It’s different than migraine, which by definition is unilateral throbbing with sensitivity to light or sound, or nausea.
Could headaches or migraines be a symptom of COVID-19?
Headache is a common symptom of COVID-19, and the headaches experienced by some patients may resemble a migraine. While the prevalence of headaches among COVID-19 patients has been estimated to range from 10 to 70% in various reports, it is unclear how many are migraine-like.
What is long COVID-19?
Some people who have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 can experience long-term effects from their infection, known as post-COVID conditions (PCC) or long COVID.