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Some COVID-19 long haulers in Minnesota still lack diagnosis


Brian Peterson, Star Tribune

Andy Flosdorf sits in the chair in his home that he has spent most of the last year in. Flosdorf contracted COVID-19 in March 2020, and is still having problems today, including mental fogginess, memory loss, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Andy Flosdorf never had a positive diagnosis for COVID-19, because tests were tightly rationed by the state when his symptoms started in late March 2020.

But the 51-year-old health care consultant in Minnetonka is still feeling the effects of COVID a year later - fatigue, brain fog, episodic chest pains and headaches. His so-called Long COVID symptoms were recently diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome, another poorly understood disorder.

"There's tired, there's fatigue, there's exhaustion. And then there's something past that, which is where I've been much of the year since," Flosdorf said.


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