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COVID- stroke-like symptoms (no cough etc.) -MRI showed brain inflammation, treated with steroids, plasma exchange

Mary

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This article is a bit chilling. The woman never had typical COVID symptoms, her chest ached a little but cleared up. But then she had stroke-like symptoms, was rushed to the hospital and an MRI showed brain inflammation - this was fascinating, I didn't know an MRI could show this. The article has 6 pictures of her brain and the inflammation is very clear to see - I wonder if MRIs would show the brain inflammation which is supposed to be present in ME/CFS?

Anyways - this is very interesting, and scary - another horrible way COVID can mainfest: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/worl...al-symptoms/ar-BB1762ZX?ocid=msedgdhp#image=2
 

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when I was at my worst, with my most major symptoms of brain inflammation - ie brain fog, headaches, eyes pain, aphasia, sound sensitivity, irritability, etc etc i had an MRI and they found nothing. I'm not really sure what that means especially as Jared Younger has done some studies that show lots of brain inflammation.
 
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I'm not really sure what that means especially as Jared Younger has done some studies that show lots of brain inflammation.
Fairly sure he used something more sensitive than a standard MRI.
This article is a bit chilling. The woman never had typical COVID symptoms,
It's an odd story and I wonder if the presence of covid is a coincidence.
 

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There is a large hole in the research paper and I wonder if anyone else will spot it. It says she developed the weakness "7 days after suffering mild respiritory symptoms due to Covid" but then it says she was tested (by nasal swab) in the hospital. So she tested positive after she had the suspected stroke. So saying she had Covid 7 days before that is just speculation.
 

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So she tested positive after she had the suspected stroke. So saying she had Covid 7 days before that is just speculation.
Well, you're right. She could have come down with COVID after she had the mild respiratory symptoms. There's no way to tell for sure, though I think it's most likely that she did have COVID when she had the respiratory symptoms. And then the brain inflammation took awhile to develop I would guess.

But to me it's not important whether or not she had COVID when she first had mild respiratory symptoms - what I found chilling and fascinating is that COVID caused stroke-like symptoms. Who would suspect COVID if your arm suddenly goes numb and you start having neurological symptoms? This illness is just bizarre and scary!
 
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God if this isn't just as bad as ME with multiple people showing different outcomes and severity I don't know what it is. I'm following two accounts on twitter, one man is basically coming to the conclusion has has full blown severe ME

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Another patient appears to be able to tolerate exercise one week then crash the next, or over 48 hours later. Which is really weird, but if he's mild then he could be suffering the same. He just posted on twitter saying his mri scan amongst another 4 scans, all came back ok without anything on them. This perfectly matches ME, unless you get the CPET that was done which shows inflamation, you're not going to see anything.

Both users are 3 to 4 months in.

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