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Discussion: Head scan

in: Peds; Peds > 2022-12-14

Dec 14, 2022 4:00 PM # 
Dec 14, 2022 4:16 PM # 
Waiting list...
Dec 15, 2022 7:20 PM # 
Fairo!! Good to see a bit of running going on tho
Dec 15, 2022 7:21 PM # 
Fairo!! Good to see a bit of running going on tho
Dec 26, 2022 3:31 PM # 
Sounds like a bit of an ME-like (ie. postviral) head thing. I get brain issues, they do go eventually, usually after lots of rest & just.... time passing. Over the years generally it's improved masses for me - right now I'm not doing so well (fuzz). No running this Xmas!

Be interesting to see if a scan shows anything - but I doubt it will! ME/cfs & now, "Long" Covid, have *zero* biomarkers. It's quite spectacularly crap, when you think about it.
Dec 26, 2022 4:33 PM # 
Yep, still probably the most likely. The thing I find weird though is the lack of "crashes" and the only-very-weak correlation to what running I do. I would've thought that if it was something ME/CFS-like, then O-Ringen, Jukola and some of the other races I did over summer would have led to a "crash", rather than still feeling not far from average.

Have you ever heard of long covid starting 2 months after the covid?
Dec 26, 2022 8:21 PM # 
Hmmm, no - it's normally early after Covid- sometimes a few weeks, but never heard of 2 months before. . And yes you're right - you're not having "crashes". Very odd. A good sign, though.

See how the scan goes, I guess. Hopefully this will just resolve over time. (like mine usually does) - by way of comparison, 9 months into my ME/cfs from 25 years ago, I was disabled; couldn't even walk 200m and could only speak for 10 minutes.

I miss Braunton 2021! You & I winning medals on the saturady, & both of us headless chickens on one control on the Middle next day! Your DAD passed me! Arggh!
Dec 27, 2022 5:53 PM # 
I agree that it's most likely is some sort of post viral issue. Where did the jk fit into the timeline? Could that have contributed to the 2 month day??

Before I got properly ill I only had crashes when I was stressed and raced hard (would not recommend), but could get away with either one on it's own. I didn't have any direct reaction to easy running and could easily get away with tempo orienteering and browns (especially when it was warmer.) That all changed with an infection and things went quickly downhill.

There's a very large range in the severity of post viral illness but hopefully the lack of crashes means it's very mild and will sort itself out.
Dec 29, 2022 12:42 PM # 
Hi Jenny. I'm now in a crash myself! Dammit, after a wonderful autumn. Felt 100% well 95% of the time. Really. Climbed really well ! In Greece! !! Drank beer!

You're 100% right: the variation in postviral issues, and the milder, with less "crashes" / post exertional "malaise" / "payback", the more promising the "prognosis", in my opinion / experience. I think Alasdair is doing 100% the right thing, & is also young enough to turn this fully around.

Extra bonus if you miss a year or three - your body isn't as worn out (knees, cartilege, ligaments) as everyone else's! Pick 'em off once you get back into proper sport again! :-)

My sad demise: on attackpoint, & here: Sure i'll be fine in a week or two???

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