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Long COVID and TMS

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by TG957, Feb 22, 2021.

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  1. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    I have seen questions on long COVID brain fog and fatigue possibly being TMS here and there on the forum and each time decided against replying with my thoughts on the subject, becuase there is such an obvious physical damage to the body done by the virus and inflammation. So I thought, my speculations that despite physical damage, long-haulers could re-wire their brains to get rid of brain fog and CFS, are not worth a dime becuase I am not aware of anybody who actually did it successfully.

    But last night I was listening to the Q&A by Dr. Schubiner, and he was asked about long COVID possibly being TMS. His answer was very much Dr. Schubiner's style, measured but optimistic. He thinks that fibromyalgia-like symptoms exhibited by long-haulers could be TMS and, from a neuroscientific point of view, it is possible that re-wiring the brain could be done. He referred to the blog by Dr. Paul Garner (link below) as the evidence that long COVID can be treated as TMS. He also mentioned that couple studies have began in that area, so there is hope for those who had a misfortune of becoming a long-hauler.

    https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/01/25/paul-garner-on-his-recovery-from-long-covid/ (Paul Garner: on his recovery from long covid - The BMJ)
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2021
  2. grapefruit

    grapefruit Peer Supporter

    Many people believe they got fibro from the Epstein Barr virus, so what's the difference? Didn't Sarno also say post-polio syndrome is also TMS?

    Regarding the "permanent tissue damage" supposedly caused by covid - to me, this smacks of the "permanent tissue damage" lots of TMSers are told they have.... Doesn't all tissue heal? What does "permanent tissue damage" even mean exactly? What tissue? In the brain? Plus, the fact that the list of post-covid symptoms is ever growing - fatigue, dizziness, fast heart rate, hives, rashes etc etc etc....
     
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  3. grapefruit

    grapefruit Peer Supporter

    There is another story floating around of a person who treated post-covid like TMS and recovered. They posted a document of their story in a facebook group.
     
  4. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    What I meant was that people end up with sepsis that damages their lungs, they also can experience hemorrhage in the brain - to name a few. Those are tissue damages.
     

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