From Men’s Health
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One sign that runner Natalie Hakala is making progress in her recovery from COVID-19: She can finish her sentences now. Just a few weeks ago, she would have to stop after a few words to catch her breath.
The struggle to hold a conversation is just one of the problems Hakala, 22, has experienced in the two months since she was diagnosed with COVID-19. She’s what’s known as a COVID-19 “long-hauler,” someone whose symptoms persist for weeks or months. Hakala described having a rapid heart rate, brain fog, and consistent headaches unlike any headache she’s had before.
“It’s directly behind my eyes,” she told Runner’s World.