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  • Writer's pictureKate Duder

Janie's Long COVID Lived Experience Interview

November 2022

Janie shares how she was one of the first New Zealanders to get COVID-19 and the challenges that went with this. She shares her journey with Long COVID, the symptoms that affected her most, how she had to make the choice to stop and rest and how that lead to improvement until she got COVID-19 for the second time. She talks about how the second COVID infection made her Long COVID symptoms worse and lead to fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, respiratory challenges, dysautonomia, sleep issues and small heart attacks. Janie shares her strategies to improve symptoms, how rest, pacing, planning and prioritising has been helpful, what warning signs she gets and how spending time with people with a positive attitude is important.

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