Long COVID, sometimes called “long haulers” or “post-COVID syndrome”, describes the lingering symptoms patients have after contracting COVID-19 and recovering from their initial illness. The experience of these patients often mirrors our experience with fibromyalgia and other conditions, such as ME/CFS.
In this episode, Tami talks with Dr. Jessica Drummond about her personal experience with Long COVID. You may remember Dr. Drummond from Episode 68, where Tami interviewed her about endometriosis. What you probably didn’t know was that she was dealing with Long COVID even as that episode was recorded!
As someone with a chronic invisible illness, you’ll appreciate and relate to Dr. Drummond’s experience. Even as a medical professional, she dealt with colleagues, friends, and providers who kept trying to figure out what she did “wrong”. Why does she have Long COVID when others don’t?
In this episode, Dr. Drummond shares how she contracted COVID-19, how the first seven days of her experience vastly differed from everything else, the ups and downs of her journey with Long COVID, the eight typical categories of things people with Long COVID experience, the various treatments and management plans she’s implemented to aid in her recovery, what it was like for her getting the vaccine while having Long COVID, and more.
At the time of this episode’s release, Dr. Drummond is still working on compiling the resources mentioned in this interview. This site will be updated as soon as those recourse become available.
Note: This episode is not meant to be medical advice. Every person and every situation is unique. The information you learn in this episode should be shared and discussed with your own healthcare providers.
About Dr. Jessica Drummond
Dr. Jessica Drummond is the CEO of The Integrative Women’s Health Institute and bestselling author of Outsmart Endometriosis and Clinician to Coach.
Dr. Drummond holds licenses in physical therapy and clinical nutrition and is a board certified health coach. She has 20 years of experience working with women with chronic pelvic pain, facilitates educational programs for women’s health professionals in more than 60 countries globally, and leads virtual wellness programs for people with endometriosis.
Dr. Drummond lives and works with her husband and daughters between Houston, Texas, and Fairfield, Connecticut.
Links & Resources
- Episode 68: Endometriosis and Fibromyalgia
- Dr. Drummond’s Long COVID resources will be posted here as soon as they are available
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