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It’s always a good idea to be open and honest with your doctor. This will help you receive the best care. When you have questions, regardless of how insignificant they may seam, it is important to ask your doctor. This will help you heal faster and reduce your risk of developing more health issues.

General questions to ask your doctor about Long Covid syndrome

  1. Will my health ever return back to normal?
  2. What else should I be tested for?
  3. What are the complications of having long-covid?
  4. Can I be placed on disability leave from work?
  5. Will I need more blood tests?
  6. Do I need to monitor my weight?
  7. Should I keep a journal of everything I eat?
  8. Are there lifestyle changes I can make?
  9. Will I be able to get pregnant and have children?

Questions to ask your doctor about Long Covid Treatments

  1. What types of treatments will help me?
    • Physical Therapy
    • Mental Health Therapist
    • Medicines
  2. What are the side effects of this medicine?
  3. Can I keep taking my current medicines with the new medicine you are prescribing?
  4. When can I stop taking the medicine?
  5. How do I know if I am allergic to this drug?
  6. Can I have a new prescription if the current one isn’t working?
  7. Will medical marijuana help?
  8. Should I consider taking CBD?
  9. Will meditation help?
  10. Can you refer me to a mental health therapist?

Questions about Long-term oxygen

  1. Why am I on long term oxygen?
    1. Is this a permanent solution?
  2. Are there financing options available for my long term oxygen therapy equipment?
  3. What are the risks of permanently taking long-term oxygen?

Exercise questions to ask your doctor

  1. My heart races extremely fast during exercise. Will this cause a heart attack?
  2. Will exercising cause me more harm?
  3. How many minutes can I exercise each day?
  4. How many times can I exercise a week?

Work and employment questions to ask your doctor

  1. I am too fatigued to go back to work. What should I do?
  2. Am I eligible for disability?
    • If not, what will help me become eligible?
  3. Can my job fire me because I have long-covid?
  4. I am a teacher; should I look for a remote job?

Doctor visits

  1. When should I schedule a follow-up appointment to talk with you?
  2. How often should I have physical therapy?
  3. How often should I talk to a mental health therapist?
  4. When should I call 911 and visit the emergency room?