Long Covid has caused Roisin considerable hair loss since getting sick

Roisin Monroe, 46, from Ohio

On March 16th, our office was sent to work from home because we had an employee test positive for Covid. One week after I had a sore throat and body aches. I didn’t think I had Covid because I didn’t have a fever or cough.

Since then I’ve had fatigue, body aches, dizziness, sore throat, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, burning chest, palpitations, high heart rate, cough, hair loss, numbness, headache, hoarseness, confusion, stutter, tinnitus, tremors, spasms, anxiety and depression.

My doctor was sympathetic at the start and we thought I had MS or cancer but blood test and head MRI ruled that out. I only realized what I had when I joined the Long Covid Support Group on Facebook. So many were suffering from exactly what I had.

When I told my doctor of all my symptoms he said I don’t know what’s wrong with you and even if it is Covid there’s no treatment. I recently told him I can’t work anymore and I need him to sign my paperwork to keep my job and he flat out said no. I was in shock. I called the office back and the receptionist that answered told me the doctor already told me he’s not signing it. I could tell the whole office knew my business and I was so humiliated.

At the moment I am in bed most of the day with fatigue, weakness, numbness, dizziness and I’m trying to find another doctor fast so I don’t lose my job.

I’ve had a colonoscopy, endoscopy, ENT scope, X-rays, blood work, ER visit and many doctors visits and have refinanced my home to pay all the doctors bills. I want to get back to work so bad but I can’t focus, concentrate or spell or remember words. I have worked from home from March with fatigue, pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea but my neurological symptoms are bad now and I literally can’t do my job anymore.

This virus has made me feel so ill, lonely, depressed, put me in debt, I’ve lost friends as they had said I should be glad I’m not dead and can’t believe I’m still sick and I’m on my way to losing my job very soon.

I’m really trying to stay hopeful and positive but I don’t know how long I can take this.

I need help!

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