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Long COVID Now Looks like a Neurological Disease?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/long-covid-now-looks-like-a-neurological-disease-helping-doctors-to-focus-treatments/?utm_source=pocket-newtab
As of February 2022, the syndrome was estimated to affect about 16 million adults in the U.S. and had forced between two million and four million Americans out of the workforce, many of whom have yet to return. Long COVID often arises in otherwise healthy young people, and it can follow even a mild initial infection.
A meta-analysis of 41 studies conducted in 2021 concluded that worldwide, 43 percent of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 may develop long COVID, with about 30 percent—translating to approximately 30 million people—affected in the U.S. Some studies have offered more conservative numbers. A June 2022 survey reported by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics found that among adults who had had COVID, one in five was experiencing long COVID three months later; the U.K. Office for National Statistics put the estimate at one in 10. Even if only a small share of infections result in long COVID, experts say, they will add up to millions more people affected—and potentially disabled.
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Read the article - very interesting.  I was a fit 69 year old walking at least 7000 steps a day.  15 months ago I experienced partial paralysis in my right leg and an imbalance when walking which came on very suddenly.  The onset of my symptoms were a few weeks after my  1st and only  covid vaccination.   No diagnosis as yet despite numerous tests and seeing several specialists including many neurologists.  Could long covid like symptoms be sometimes caused by the vaccination. I have never had a covid infection.  Might take lots more research to find out for sure I guess.
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Well, you've never had a covid infection that you know of, anyway. Some people can get Covid and never show symptoms.

If you are convinced that the partial paralysis in your leg came from something related to Covid (either the vaccination or maybe the virus), see if there is a test you can take to learn if you have ever had Covid (the virus). Once a person is vaccinated, maybe they don't have a test that can tell if antibodies to Covid in their system came from the vaccination or from having the illness. But it might be worth asking if there is such a test.
(I suggest this only because I've never seen any suggestion that people can get partial paralysis from a vaccination, let alone the Covid vaccination. But the side effects of Covid include long Covid, and if you were to hypothesize that your leg issue was from long Covid, then maybe. Though I haven't heard of that particular issue coming from long Covid either.)
Guillain Barre and Bell's Palsy are two neurological diseases that involve paralysis that are linked to the Astrazeneca vaccine.  Read Ross Wightman's experience after Astrazeneca - he was compensated because his Guillain Barre was acknowledged as having been caused by the Astrazeneca vaccine.
Did you have the AstraZeneca vaccine?

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