LONG COVID SELF-HELP RESOURCES
Don’t Panic. You CAN Beat This Beast!
ast winter I had an amazing experience.
At the time I thought I was dying. Eventually it became clear I was dealing with Long COVID. Or to be honest, not dealing with it. Yet.
Took me a bit to figure out what I needed, even longer for the process to go to completion but within a couple of months I was 90% better and today I’m fine. Maybe a tad more prone to fatigue after exertion but hey, none of us are getting any younger.
Once I was back on my feet I determined to share what I’d learned, only to run into several other people with the same idea. Curious thing was: none of us agreed about what to do or what the problem was. It seemed to be a blind-men-and-the-elephant situation.
So I began hosting webinars where I surveyed all the various ones that seemed to be working for people.
Half a year later we’re beginning to see how the pieces all fit together. This page assembles all the best web resources I found in my studies.
Long COVID appears to be a pleiomorphic syndrome: it shows different symptoms in different people and even in the same people over time.
And it seems to involve more than one cause, though the most immediate ones all involve SARS-COV19.
Smoldering persistent viral infections, viral debris, tryptophan steal and autoimmune reactions can all play a part to varying degrees in each Long COVID sufferer.
As usual in our times, low-cost, effective and widely available solutions appear to be overlooked in favor of novel, patentable and more profitable ones. These resources look largely at legacy tools and their uses.
Here’s the resources I’ve promised everyone attending those webinars.
If you’re interested in what worked for me personally, scroll down to the video section and spend some time with the yellow and green vid. If you want a quick summary of my own interventions, go to 02:38:13.
My experience has been that many people consulting the various resources available on this website can identify reasonably-priced approaches to healing themselves.
Of course this can become a tad more challenging if you’re wrestling with extreme fatigue and brain fog. If that’s you, realize you’re not alone.
So first, take your time.
Second, if you’re still unable to steer your own ship through these shoals, consider reaching out for help.
There’s plenty of people on the Facebook groups listed below who’ll offer support and advice.
And then I’m also here. If you’re in a position to help me keep the lights on over here, great. You can find out the various ways you can work with me by clicking the Telemedicine Health link below or the “Let’s Start a Conversation” link.
Long COVID Resources
WEBSITES & FACEBOOK GROUPS
I know, I know … FB Groups can be dodgy. So can random websites. And most of the ones out there frown on anything outside the 20th-century medical mainstream with respect to healing modalities
But let’s not throw out the baby with the bathwater. There’s a growing community of highly-qualified science- and medically-informed people sharing resources and engaging in adult debate about a number of different approaches. These debates are the essence of the scientific process itself, which at its root is always about questioning authority, not accepting its dictates uncritically.
One size rarely fits all. So take some time to familiarize yourself with the various approaches under development. Then try one – baby steps are best. Over time you’ll probably find yourself adding/subtracting modalities as you feel your body teaching you what works best for you.
MORE SELF-HELP IDEAS
My mother was a WWII era nurse. When my brothers and sisters and I were kids, she’d do all kinds of weird things to us nobody else’s moms did. At the time we kind of resented it.
It was only this past year that I realized she was probably passing onto us things she had learned from her own mother, who’d survived 1918 along with her husband.
These are broad spectrum techniques that work across a wide range of respiratory and other viruses. Some of them seem to even be helping people with what appear to be the persistent, low-grade infections we call Long COVID.