3. Brain Fog
Another common symptom of long COVID is brain fog. Research is still being carried out to determine exactly how the coronavirus affects memory and focus.
Brain fog isn’t a medical term, but it’s often used by doctors when it comes to a range of symptoms including fuzzy thoughts, mental fatigue, forgetfulness, feeling confused, and poor concentration. This condition can feel similar to the effects of stress or sleep deprivation. It’s not the same as dementia and doesn’t imply structural damage to the brain.
If you had memory issues before you got COVID-19, you may notice that those problems are worse. If you have difficulties focusing, you should try to remove distractions. Plan regular breaks, find a quiet place, and don’t give yourself too many tasks to complete at the same time.