Post Covid Symptoms Treatment


Arthritis & Rheumatic Disease Specialties (AARDS) Announces the Opening of a COVID-19 Long Hauler Clinic

In some patients the effects of COVID-19 linger after the infection is no longer active.  These patients suffering from lingering symptoms of the virus are called long haulers.  They have in theory recovered from the worst impacts of COVID-19 and some may have tested negative for the antibodies; however, they are still symptomatic.  They may have lingering symptoms or have developed new complaints which range from mild to debilitating.   

The most common long hauler symptoms include: 

  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Chest Pain
  • Body aches
  • Joint pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell- even if this did not occur during the height of the illness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Blurred vision
  • Neurological symptoms

Most of the symptoms of COVID-19 are a result of an overactive immune system response resulting in  cytokines ( which are the body’s anti-inflammatory cells) to indiscriminately cause inflammation and problems with many or all of the organs in the body.  This is the same mechanism that occurs in many autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis and several other conditions which are routinely treated by a rheumatologist such as Dr. Norman Gaylis and his associates, using multiple treatments ranging from corticosteroids to biologic drugs.

Based on our experience at AARDS of this immune inflammatory behavior, we have been treating several COVID-19 “long haul” patients with a similar approach with the treatment choices tailored to the particular presentation of symptoms of each patient.  We are also optimistic that in the near future we will be able to have the opportunity to start treating long haul patients with a unique monoclonal antibody though a clinical research study which is currently under review by the FDA.  

Once this clinical trial is approved in addition to our current treatment options,  we will begin enrolling and treating long haul patients who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 and continue to have symptoms in the hopes of offering some relief of their symptoms. 

Please contact us at 305-405-1590  and Press 1 to make an appointment for an office or telemedicine visit to discuss current treatment options as well as to be considered for the clinical trial. 


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