A Woman's Viral TikTok Discussing How COVID-19 Irrevocably Damaged Her Health Is So Important Right Now
"I haven't gotten back to who I was before COVID."
BuzzFeed reached out to Kait, who explained how COVID completely changed her health. "I woke up on Sept. 9 with a 104 fever and the most severe body aches of my life," Kait told BuzzFeed. "By that night, I still had a high fever and couldn’t eat or drink. Two days later, I lost all smell and taste. The following day, I was in the hospital. I couldn’t breathe, walk, and my vision was blurry and my fever was very high — even with medication. I developed pneumonia as well."
"I was bedridden for 13 days with fever, extreme pain, difficulty breathing, and ringing in my ears. After two weeks, I started to feel better — but I haven't gotten back to who I was before COVID."
Kait went on to explain just how deeply COVID affected her. "About three months after contracting COVID, my long-haul symptoms became really serious. I fainted in my kitchen, seized up, and had to be taken by ambulance to the ER. That happened multiple times in January — until I found my cardiologist, who has seen a ton of people just like me."
"I had no pre-existing conditions. We even did genetic testing to ensure I didn’t have anything underlying. I was diagnosed with PVCs, SVT, Mitral Valve Prolapse, constant ear ringing, fatigue, and insomnia. I faint almost daily, and my thyroid is overactive. I take so many medications that I've never had to before."