Young woman begs Australians to take Covid seriously as she suffers terrifying symptoms 8 months later
‘I struggle to breathe every day’: Melbourne woman pleads with Australia to take Covid seriously as she reveals her terrifying symptoms EIGHT MONTHS after testing positive
- A young woman has described her life suffering the effects of long Covid
- Classified as the long-term effects when symptoms persist for more than 12 weeks
- Maddy Bourke begged young people to take the virus seriously and vaxx
- Declared that she is going to rehab and must use an oxygen mask to help her breathe
A young woman has revealed her terrifyingly long Covid symptoms eight months after she tested positive for the virus.
Maddy Bourke from Melbourne has posted two TikTok videos detailing her long Covid life experiences. Long Covid is classified as the long-term effects of the virus in symptoms persist for more than 12 weeks after infection.
In the first video posted on Thursday, she pleaded with young people to take the virus seriously, get vaccinated and follow lockdown laws.
Maddy spoke of her experience with Covid, saying she thought she was going to die for the first few weeks and her health hasn’t improved.
She stated that just two days after she tested positive for Covid, she had trouble breathing.
8 months after her positive result, she still uses an oxygen mask daily to help her breathe normally.
Maddy was living in London at the time and said she slept most of the time when she was sick.
She noted that at the time, her mother FaceTimed with her partner and said goodbye to Maddy because she thought her daughter was dying on the other side of the world because she was so sick.
Maddy Bourke (pictured) released two TikTok videos detailing what her life is like with the long-term effects of Covid
“The problem with Covid is that it doesn’t get much better. I have trouble breathing every day. I have so many health problems,” she said.
Maddy followed up this video with a ‘day in the life with long Covid’ video, showing what her life is like with the side effects.
She has to perform tasks such as going to rehab to improve her health and using an oxygen mask daily to help her breathe.
She stated that she had to stop walking on a treadmill while she was in rehab because she couldn’t breathe properly, even if it was a very leisurely walk.
Maddy then goes back home to use her oxygen machine to regulate her breathing.
Viewers were quick to show their support for the young woman, with many praising her for drawing attention to the seriousness of the virus’s impact.
‘As a Registered Nurse, thank you for sharing. This will really inform people about the long-term effects. Stay strong, dear,” said a health worker.
“Thanks for sharing these details,” said another. “Some people have become complacent and even if you survive don’t even realize how long recovery can be/long term effects.”
“Thank you for sharing. So many love to pretend this doesn’t exist. Hope you get through it,” wrote one comment.
“There is absolutely not enough information about long-term covid. Stay strong and I pray for your well-being,” said another.
In her ‘day in the life with long covid’ video, she shared how she goes to rehab to try to improve her health and uses an oxygen mask to help her breathe (pictured)