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Hannah developed Covid symptoms in July 2021 but thought they might have been related to her underlying endometriosis. Having Long Covid hasn’t helped Hannah’s anxiety and feeling nauseous so often has been difficult for her. Hannah was interviewed in June…

  • Background

    Hannah is a 20-year-old student living with her mum and dad. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 20
  • Felix

    Felix has had Long Covid symptoms for seven months. He has bad headaches, chronic pain, and debilitating fatigue. He has seen various health professionals in the UK and in Germany, including the Long Covid clinic, and prescribed various pain medications.

  • Background

    Felix is an overseas student studying at University in the UK. Since having Long Covid he is living at home in Germany with his parents. Ethnic background: German.

  • Age at interview 22
  • Kathryn

    Kathryn developed Covid symptoms in October 2021 and was later told to look online for Long Covid support groups. Kathryn moved back in with her mum, sister, and grandma, but it was her mum who was looking after her while…

  • Background

    Kathryn is 22 years old and lives with her mother and sister, after her grandmother moved to a care home. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 22
  • Jessica

    Jessica caught Covid around Christmas 2021 and began experiencing Long Covid symptoms a week later. Due to her symptoms, she had to leave university and return home. Her symptoms have somewhat improved and she is able to do basic tasks…

  • Background

    Jessica is 23 and caught Covid around Christmas 2021. She was at university when her symptoms began and returned home as a result. She lives at home with her parents’...

  • Age at interview 23
  • Callum

    Callum caught Covid at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 and has moved back to his family home. Although he is still very much affected more than two years on, he has gradually found ways to deal with…

  • Background

    Callum previously lived alone but has moved back to his parent’s home since developing Long Covid. He used to work as a mechanical engineer but has changed careers since his...

  • Age at interview 30
  • Lucy B

    Lucy became unwell in March 2020, when she began experiencing a fever, shallow breathing and gastrointestinal (stomach) issues. Due to her symptoms, she had to seek medical help and return home to live with her mother. Lucy was interviewed in…

  • Background

    Lucy is 32 years old and a sign language interpreter. She had to return home to live with her mother after her symptoms made it difficult to live independently. Ethnicity:...

  • Age at interview 32
  • Michael

    Michael began to have Long Covid symptoms after May 2020. He has since had to return home from university and suspend his studies. It was not until he saw a cardiologist that specialised in PoTS did Michael get medication that…

  • Background

    Michael is 22 years old and lives with his parents. His mother also has Long Covid.

  • Xanthe

    When Xanthe had Covid in early 2021, it felt like very bad flu. For the first three months after her Covid infection, Xanthe had fatigue, burning pain in her legs, persistent headache, dizziness, weight loss, and brain fog. She had…

  • Background

    Xanthe lives with her parents and works part-time as a therapist for children and young people. She has recently completed her Master’s degree. Ethnic background: Greek Cypriot.

  • Age at interview 26
  • Megan

    Megan caught Covid in July 2021. After coming out of self-isolation, Megan felt fine for about a week, but then says she “…just sort of deteriorated.” Since having Covid, she’s experienced problems with her taste, smell and mental health. Megan…

  • Background

    Megan is 26, single and lives with her parents. Ethnicity: White English.