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Recovering from COVID-19 is different for everyone, no matter your age, your health before you had COVID-19, or how sick you were with the virus.
Most people feel better in a few weeks. But some people have physical symptoms and mental health concerns that last for weeks or months after they no longer have COVID-19. This may be called long COVID or post-COVID-19 syndrome.
Research about long COVID is happening, and there’s still a lot we don’t know.
Some of the most common symptoms of long COVID are:
You may also have mental health concerns—such as depression, anxiety, and stress—after you no longer have COVID-19.
The following resources can help you learn more about long COVID and get health information and support as you recover:
Everyone recovers from COVID-19 differently. Most people can manage their symptoms themselves, but it’s important to contact your healthcare provider if you:
If you’re having a medical emergency, call 911 right away. This includes:
To see this information online and learn more, visit MyHealth.Alberta.ca/health/pages/conditions.aspx?Hwid=custom.ab_covid19_longcovid_inst
For 24/7 nurse advice and general health information call Health Link at 811.
Current as of: May 6, 2021
Author: Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC), Alberta Health Services
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