Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1121855

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Did COVID affect your illness or meds?

Posted by Roslynn on February 24, 2023, at 16:37:47

Hi, just wondering if having COVID made anyone's illness worse or affected the way your meds work?

Thanks for any feedback.

 

Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds? Roslynn

Posted by SLS on February 24, 2023, at 18:52:52

In reply to Did COVID affect your illness or meds?, posted by Roslynn on February 24, 2023, at 16:37:47

> Hi, just wondering if having COVID made anyone's illness worse or affected the way your meds work?
>
> Thanks for any feedback.


Long-COVID (long-haulers) experience psychiatric symptoms for months or years after the primary COVID infection resolves (negative antigen test). The most common symptoms reported by people with long-COVID are fatigue, brain-fog, memory impairments, cognitive impairments, and depression.

SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) often attacks organs by affecting the circulatory system. That's why the virus can attack so many organs at one time. One of the organs most vulnerable to the actions of SARS-CoV-2 is the brain. People with mental illness may be particularly susceptible to the psychiatric effects of COVID-19. I have neglected getting the most recent vaccination. That is extremely dumb of me. After I post this, I'm going to make an appointment to get the most recent vaccine. I can't afford to get COVID. It might ruin my response to antidepressant treatment.


- Scott

 

Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds? SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on February 25, 2023, at 10:40:33

In reply to Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds? Roslynn, posted by SLS on February 24, 2023, at 18:52:52

> > Hi, just wondering if having COVID made anyone's illness worse or affected the way your meds work?
> >
> > Thanks for any feedback.
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>
> Long-COVID (long-haulers) experience psychiatric symptoms for months or years after the primary COVID infection resolves (negative antigen test). The most common symptoms reported by people with long-COVID are fatigue, brain-fog, memory impairments, cognitive impairments, and depression.
>
> SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) often attacks organs by affecting the circulatory system. That's why the virus can attack so many organs at one time. One of the organs most vulnerable to the actions of SARS-CoV-2 is the brain. People with mental illness may be particularly susceptible to the psychiatric effects of COVID-19. I have neglected getting the most recent vaccination. That is extremely dumb of me. After I post this, I'm going to make an appointment to get the most recent vaccine. I can't afford to get COVID. It might ruin my response to antidepressant treatment.
>
>
> - Scott

I've had COVID. The fever resolved in days, but the cough lasted for months. Fortunately I did not notice any mental effects.

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds? Roslynn

Posted by SLS on February 25, 2023, at 11:47:55

In reply to Did COVID affect your illness or meds?, posted by Roslynn on February 24, 2023, at 16:37:47

I made my appointment for the Moderna bivalent vaccination.


- Scott

 

Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds?

Posted by Roslynn on February 25, 2023, at 11:53:11

In reply to Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds? Roslynn, posted by SLS on February 25, 2023, at 11:47:55

Thank you for your feedback:)

 

Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds?

Posted by PeterMartin on February 27, 2023, at 11:10:42

In reply to Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds?, posted by Roslynn on February 25, 2023, at 11:53:11

Fortunately, I have not had Covid to this point (unless completely asymptomatic).

That said, I follow the science and anecdotes on reddit almost daily. I have seen anecdotal reports from -some- claiming many of the ADHD stimulant class of meds stopped working for them after having a Covid infection (Vyvanse for example).

There's also a couple studies on pub med (and/or pre-prints on MedRXIV) that found Lithium levels can go up after a bout with Covid. Perhaps this is due to gut microbiome or renal processing changes - but whatever the case there have been reports of toxicity occuring in people taking the same dose after recovering from Covid.

I haven't seen reports of people saying antidepressants/anti-psychotics have stopped working (or don't work) after Covid. Many people do experience brain fog/fatigue after recovering from the infection though, so in that sense the drugs may become less effective as they're up against more intense issues.

 

Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds? PeterMartin

Posted by SLS on April 16, 2023, at 6:55:20

In reply to Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds?, posted by PeterMartin on February 27, 2023, at 11:10:42

> Fortunately, I have not had Covid to this point (unless completely asymptomatic).
>
> That said, I follow the science and anecdotes on reddit almost daily. I have seen anecdotal reports from -some- claiming many of the ADHD stimulant class of meds stopped working for them after having a Covid infection (Vyvanse for example).
>
> There's also a couple studies on pub med (and/or pre-prints on MedRXIV) that found Lithium levels can go up after a bout with Covid. Perhaps this is due to gut microbiome or renal processing changes - but whatever the case there have been reports of toxicity occuring in people taking the same dose after recovering from Covid.


Toxicity? Wow. I was never told any of this.


> I haven't seen reports of people saying antidepressants/anti-psychotics have stopped working (or don't work) after Covid. Many people do experience brain fog/fatigue after recovering from the infection though, so in that sense the drugs may become less effective as they're up against more intense issues.


I would make metformin my first choice to treat or prevent long-COVID.


- Scott

 

Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds?

Posted by sigismund on April 17, 2023, at 21:39:11

In reply to Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds? PeterMartin, posted by SLS on April 16, 2023, at 6:55:20

Hi Scott

There are studies on Pubmed of N acetyl cysteine.

 

Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds?

Posted by exisessentialist on October 27, 2023, at 6:38:55

In reply to Re: Did COVID affect your illness or meds?, posted by sigismund on April 17, 2023, at 21:39:11

I did. I suffered a complete relapse of depression, although OCD didn't get as worse as it had been previously, as well as becoming physically intolerant to one of my medications. I first tested positive on April 4 and have been off work since May 1. I've forgotten names of close friends, family, the deaths of family members and couldn't drive at one point, which is something I was able to do easily even when in a psychotic break, though I didn't know I had psychosis at the time. It's been a nightmare.


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