The 98 Longest Lasting COVID Symptoms You Need to Know About

These symptoms are lingering in some COVID survivors months after testing positive.

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A growing number of COVID survivors are reporting experiencing symptoms long after their CDC-recommended two-week self-isolation period passes. Recently Survivor Corps—a Facebook group that connects COVID-19 survivors with medical, scientific, and academic research communities—and Natalie Lambert, MD, surveyed 1,567 long-haulers (people with long-term COVID symptoms) about the symptoms they have experienced. The report notes that the symptoms featured on the survey list were based on research but the survey was made "open" so participants could add symptoms as needed. Ranked from least common to most common, these are all 98 of the long-term COVID symptoms reported by the long-haulers. And to learn what your risk is of catching the virus, check out This Is How High Your COVID Risk Is Based on Your Everyday Behavior.

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Syncope

Fainted girl helped by an old woman – Teenager trying to get back on her feet while receiving support from an elder
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1.98 percent. And for more of the weirdest coronavirus symptoms, discover 5 Strange New COVID Symptoms That Doctors Are Reporting.

97
Bilateral neck throbbing around lymph nodes

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2.04 percent.

96
Elevated thyroid

Old man feeling pain in the throat or thyroid
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2.11 percent.

95
Anemia

Young woman suffering acute headache, worrying about failures, stressful day
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2.36 percent. And to learn about more key symptoms of coronavirus, If You Have These 4 Symptoms, Chances Are High You Have COVID.

94
Herpes, EBV, or Trigeminal neuralgia

Female face with herpes on the lips
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2.43 percent.

93
Drastic personality change

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2.62 percent.

92
Gerd with excessive salivation

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2.62 percent. And for more up-to-date information, sign up for our daily newsletter.

91
Thrush

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2.68 percent.

90
Hormone imbalances

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2.81 percent.

89
Urinary tract infection

Woman with abdominal pain
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2.87 percent. And to make sure you know what to look out for, here are 4 Coronavirus Symptoms Most Likely to Be Deadly.

88
Kidney issues or protein in urine

Man with kidney pain
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3 percent.

87
Dry scalp or dandruff

Young man in the bathroom looking in the mirror and fixing his hair with dandruff
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3.32 percent.

86
Low blood pressure

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3.70 percent.

85
COVID toes

Feet with COVID sores
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3.77 percent.

84
Eye stye or infection

Close up of a man's eye with a bacterial infection of an oil gland in the lower eyelid.
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4.02 percent.

83
Foot pain

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4.40 percent.

82
Goiter or lump in throat

woman holding her throat
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4.47 percent.

81
Cracked or dry lips

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4.66 percent.

80
Cold burning feeling in lungs

Man with hand on lungs because of discomfort
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4.72 percent.

79
Low blood oxygen

pulse oximeter
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4.91 percent.

78
Arrhythmia

Man holding his chest because of heart pain
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4.98 percent.

77
Painful scalp

Man with thinning hair
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5.11 percent.

76
Jaw pain

Older man holding his jaw in pain
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5.11 percent.

75
Burning sensations

Woman experiencing burning sensation in shoulder holding shoulder with hand
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5.30 percent.

74
Mid-back pain at base of ribs

Woman rubbing aching back
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5.36 percent.

73
Abnormally low temperature

Man taking temperature to check for COVID-19
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5.81 percent.

72
Bulging veins

man scratching arm
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6.06 percent.

71
Hand or wrist pain

Man with wrist pain
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6.13 percent.

70
Costochondritis

Woman with costochondritis chest pain
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6.25 percent.

69
Spikes in blood pressure

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6.64 percent.

68
Kidney pain

Woman with kidney pain in bed in pain
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7.34 percent.

67
Brain pressure

Woman feeling pressure on her brain in pain
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7.59 percent.

66
Swollen lymph nodes

Woman feeling pain in the throat from swollen lymph nodes
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7.98 percent.

65
Extreme pressure at base of head or occipital nerve

Woman with headache at base of head
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8.17 percent.

64
Feeling of burning skin

Man with arm discomfort
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8.62 percent.

63
Bone aches in extremities

Man with bone ache in elbow arm
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8.87 percent.

62
Phantom smells

Woman Covering Her Nose From Bad Smell
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9.70 percent.

61
"Hot" blood rush

Man on phone looking worried
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9.70 percent.

60
Chills but no fever

Woman swaddled in blanket with chills no fever
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9.83 percent.

59
Neck muscle pain

Man holding neck in pain
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9.89 percent.

58
Mouth sores or sore tongue

Man holding mouth in discomfort
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10.34 percent.

57
Heat intolerance

Woman using fan because she has heat intolerance
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10.53 percent.

56
Swollen hands or feet

Man with swollen hand pain
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10.66 percent.

55
Dry or peeling skin

Woman looking at dry skin
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11.42 percent.

54
High blood pressure

Man checking blood pressure
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11.55 percent.

53
Dry throat

Man drinking water to cure dry throat
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12.13 percent.

52
Post nasal drip

Woman holding her throat because of post nasal drip
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12.19 percent.

51
Weight loss

Woman stepping on scale to check weight
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12.44 percent.

50
Feeling irritable

Woman irritable while working
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12.57 percent.

49
Muscle twitching

Calf muscle twitching in pain
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13.02 percent.

48
Confusion

Man confused while working
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13.08 percent.

47
Sharp or sudden chest pain

Woman with chest pain
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13.40 percent.

46
Changed sense of taste

Man not eating upset because he lost his sense of taste
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14.10 percent.

45
Tinnitus or humming in ears

Girl with humming in ears
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14.87 percent.

44
Nerve sensations

Woman holding wrist from pain
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15.51 percent.

43
Constant thirst

Extremely thirsty man drinking water
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15.70 percent.

42
Rash

Female patient showing a doctor her arm rash
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15.76 percent.

41
Floaters or flashes of light in vision

Woman rubbing eyes because of vision problems
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15.89 percent.

40
Upper back pain

Woman with upper back pain
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16.15 percent.

39
Sleeping more than normal

Man sleeping during daylight in his bed
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16.21 percent.

38
Tremors or shakiness

Man with tremors holding hand still to eat soup
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16.40 percent.

37
Calf cramps

Man with calf cramp
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16.46 percent.

36
Dry eyes

Woman putting eye drops in dry eyes
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16.85 percent.

35
Clogged ears

Woman with ear discomfort
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17.04 percent.

34
Weight gain

Man weighing himself on scale
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19.14 percent.

33
Nausea or vomiting

Woman with nausea lying on the couch
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20.04 percent.

32
Shortness of breath or exhaustion from bending over

Exhausted woman resting against window
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20.29 percent.

31
Lower back pain

Woman with back pain holding back sitting on couch
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20.36 percent.

30
Abdominal pain

Woman curled up on cough with abdominal pain
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21.95 percent.

29
Phlegm in back of throat

Man with phlegm coughing into tissue at home
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23.04 percent.

28
Partial or complete loss of sense of taste

Man eating cereal lost his sense of taste
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23.93 percent.

27
Changing symptoms

Man with fever and chills symptoms from covid
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24.31 percent.

26
Reflux or heartburn

Man holding chest from heartburn
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24.57 percent.

25
Neuropathy in feet and hands

Woman with tingling in hand
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25.59 percent.

24
Sadness

Sad woman looking at phone on couch
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26.36 percent.

23
Congested or runny nose

Congested woman with runny nose
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26.42 percent.

22
Blurry vision

Man with blurry vision squinting at his computer screen
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26.68 percent.

21
Hair loss

Woman with hair loss
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27 percent.

20
Fever or chills

Woman laying on couch with fever and chills
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28.14 percent.

19
Tachycardia

Girl with fast heart rate
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28.59 percent.

18
Partial or complete loss of sense of smell

Woman trying to smell lemon lost sense of smell
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29.56 percent.

17
Night sweats

Woman with night sweats
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30.31 percent.

16
Sore throat

Man with sore throat
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31.65 percent.

15
Diarrhea

Man with stomach ache
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32.30 percent.

14
Heart palpitations

Woman with heart palpitations
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32.48 percent.

13
Joint pain

Man with joint pain in his knee
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36.12 percent.

12
Cough

Woman coughing
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36.82 percent.

11
Persistent chest pain or pressure

Woman with chest pain
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38.86 percent.

10
Dizziness

Dizzy woman sitting on couch
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41.86 percent.

9
Memory problems

Woman helping man with memory problem at home
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45.56 percent.

8
Anxiety

Anxious girl sitting on couch
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47.61 percent.

7
Difficulty sleeping

Wide awake man can't fall asleep in bed
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49.90 percent.

6
Headache

Woman with headache at home
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57.56 percent.

5
Inability to exercise or be active

Woman tired after exercising
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58.56 percent.

4
Difficulty concentrating or focusing

Man can't focus at home
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58.97 percent.

3
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Girl at home can't breahe
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65.10 percent.

2
Muscle or body aches

Woman with body ache
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66.75 percent.

1
Fatigue

Fatigued man resting on couch
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100 percent.

Best Life is constantly monitoring the latest news as it relates to COVID-19 in order to keep you healthy, safe, and informed. Here are the answers to your most burning questions, the ways you can stay safe and healthy, the facts you need to know, the risks you should avoid, the myths you need to ignore,and the symptoms to be aware of. Click here for all of our COVID-19 coverage, and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.
Allie Hogan
Allie Hogan is a Brooklyn based writer currently working on her first novel. Read more
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