Even after your body has cleared the virus that causes COVID, you may continue to have symptoms. You also may develop new health issues related to having had COVID. This condition is often called “long COVID.”

Some common long COVID symptoms include:

  • Fatigue/tiredness
  • Brain fog and memory problems
  • Headache
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Cough, shortness of breath and/or trouble exercising
  • Irregular heartbeat, or fast or slow heart rate
  • Blood clots in the lung or veins, or blood-clotting issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Nausea and diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • New prediabetes or diabetes
  • New thyroid disorder

The Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive COVID-19 Center welcomes patients who have COVID-19 symptoms more than 30 days after the beginning of their COVID-19 illness or their last positive COVID-19 test.

Long-Term Symptom Research