Real COVID Stories
By Ivy Lane
Real COVID StoriesApr 04, 2021
How COVID Survivors Can Recover From Long Haul Symptoms (Without Wasting Time & Money!)
Take a look inside the COVID and LONGHAULER IMMUNE RESILIENCE WORKSHOP with Dr Lisa Balleher
Followed by Q&A by Long haulers & Dr Lisa Ballehr
SIGN UP for Dr Lisa's at-home workshop here
BOOK your free 10 minute consult with Dr Lisa here
Ep 7. Why Functional Medicine is perfectly suited to support long haul recovery & how you can support your healing at home to reduce lingering symptoms.
Lisa's workshop: https://drlisaballehr.com/covid-and-longhauler-immune-resilience-workshop/
In this episode I am talking to a Lisa Ballehr a Functional Medicine Practitioner and orthopedic doctor, with a background in biochemistry and biophysics.
Lisa shares her approach to supporting COVID long haulers and explains why functional medicine is perfectly suited in assisting recovery for Post COVID Syndrome.
Watch to hear about her afforrdable online workshop designed for long haulers wanting to support their overall health and reduce lingering symptoms.
Ep 6. Pris
Pris is a musician from Oregon - who after becoming dangerously close to death and decided she needed to learn every thing she could about what other people all around the globe were doing to heal from COVID and apply it to her self.
Tune in to hear her remarkable journey to recovery.
EP 5 Lee Phyiscal Therpaist with POTS & long haul COVID.
Lee is a physical therapist who has suffered from POTS most of her life.
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition that affects blood flow. POTS causes the development of symptoms -- usually lightheadedness, fainting and an uncomfortable, rapid increase in heartbeat -- that come on when standing up from a reclining position and relieved by sitting or lying back down.
Many people who have had COVID19 are now affected by POTS symptoms.
Lee shares what it has been like having her POTS symptoms exasperated as a result of COVID, and gives great tips on how to exercise safely when recovering from COVID.
TO CONTACT LEE:
Email for any questions about the POTS program : firstname.lastname@example.org
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LEE'S PERSONAL JOURNEY AND POTS PROGRAM:
POTS Program website: www.exercisewithpots.com
You can sign up any updated information.
Lee's website has videos that talk about her personal and professional journey with POTS along with a question and answer video on the program itself.
It is a five day a week, five month exercise program that starts at the basics for those who want to manage their POTS symptoms.
Research shows that exercise benefits those with POTS 2 ways :
1- it builds blood volume and
2- It increases muscle strength in the legs and core which will help compress lower body blood vessels.
This will help to push pooling blood back up to the heart and brain.
Ultimately, it will help decrease many POTS symptoms in standing. It is a long term management approach to POTS which unfortunately is very common after COVID infection.
Anyone can follow Lee on Facebook for information and education at “exercise with POTS”.
Ep 4. What's the difference in treatment options in ER vs an Integrative Medicine Clinic?
In this Episode I am talking with Dr Prudhvi Karumanchi, and Integrative Medicine and Emergency Room Doctor from Tampa Florida.
Dr K, discusses the difference in treatment options available in ER and his private clinic.
He also talks about the type of scan that is being done in India to detect COVID in asymptomatic people, or those returning a negative test result.
To make an appointment with Dr Karumanchi you can contact him here:
E mail: email@example.com
Episode 3 Devin Russell
In this episode I am talking to 35 year old Devin Russell from New York.
Devin was a Wellness Center Manager, until his COVID symptoms became too much to continue to work.
Devin is on a continual search for answers for the road to recovery. He has tried a variety of natural and alternative therapies to help ease his symptoms. Listen in to hear what he's tried and what has worked.
Ep 2. How a fit very active 35 year old therapist, is now struggling to get out of bed.
In this episode I am talking with Brandi, a 35 year old health care worker from Colorado, who has been struggling with COVID symptoms for over 8 months.
She went from being a very active, healthy woman to now... with a myriad of symptoms, fatigue, migraines, confusion and the most terrifying for her - she struggles to tie her own shoe laces.
Ep 1. Why Real COVID Stories?
When I was going through the worst of COVID, I felt alone, isolated & misunderstood.
No-one I knew was experiencing anything like I was.
Then I read an article about Professor Paul Garner (Prof of infectious diseases), describing his experiences with Corona Virus & realised there were others like me.
"He had a muggy head, upset stomach, tinnitus, pins and needles, breathlessness, dizziness and arthritis in the hands. Each time Garner thought he was getting better the illness roared back. It was a sort of virus snakes and ladders. “It’s deeply frustrating. A lot of people start doubting themselves,” he says. “Their partners wonder if there is something psychologically wrong with them.”"
Paul Garner started the first "long hauler" support group, but it took me a while to find one myself.
Since joining the group I have realised that many people are not being listened to - they are called hypochondriacs, crazy or told they are just suffering anxiety.
These stories need to be heard. So that others don't feel so alone & so loved ones of people going through this, may understand.