Your Covid Recovery is a website designed to help understand recovery from the long-term effects of Covid-19.
It is important to highlight that the ‘normal’ expected recovery pattern which is perhaps longer than some might expect:
What is the normal recovery pattern?
For most people who have had the COVID infection and are severe enough to need hospital care, we would expect from experience with other similar bacterial and viral infections that in around;
- 4 weeks most of the chest pains, and phlegm (sputum) should have reduced.
- 6 weeks cough and feeling breathless should have greatly reduced.
- 3 months most symptoms should have settled but tiredness may still be present.
- 6 months symptoms should have all settled.
Those who were admitted into intensive care will often find that recovery takes longer than this, possibly up to a year.