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Erica, who tested positive for the virus over the summer, tells us she was left with brain fog, and now has trouble concentrating, remembering things, often experiences confusion, and says it feels like she is moving in slow motion. She explains during extreme periods of brain fog it causes her to forget who she was and where she was.
"Everything in my brain just turned to white static," she describes, explaining she worries her ongoing COVID-related neurological issues will never change. "I feel like my brain is a bit broken," the 31-year-old attorney, who has had to leave her job, tells Dr. Ian Smith.
Neurologist Dr. Dona Kim Murphy, who also had COVID, tells us she experienced similar issues related to the virus, including feeling drowsy, trouble writing, and difficulty multitasking. Her fog lifted for a few weeks but it returned when she developed difficulty breathing and also began exhibiting alien hand syndrome, a phenomenon in which one hand is not under the control of the mind.
The neurologist explains the virus can cause an infection in cells of the brain, which can lead to the small blood vessels reorienting in a way that is not their natural pattern. She says this may account for some of the neurological issues COVID patients are having. She also believes that not getting enough oxygen to the brain -- called hypoxia -- and which can occur if you have the virus, may be linked to brain fog as well.
Find out more about the possible long-term effects of COVID from The CDC.