A WOMAN has revealed the bizarre symptom she still has weeks after testing positive for Covid.
Charlotte Mortlock suffers from an unusually high heart rate “all the time” after contracting the virus nearly four weeks ago.
Along with long-lasting symptoms of fatigue and anxiety, the former-journalist can’t get her pulse to slow down – even when she’s asleep.
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Charlotte took to Twitter to write: “Since Covid 3.5 weeks ago, my heart rate is high all the time.
“My Garmin tells me every day that I’ve had ‘almost no restful moments’.
“I am reading. I am meditating. I am exercising. I am sleeping. I even made the ghastly choice to quit coffee! How long till this goes away.”
Others were quick to say they too experienced a faster heart rate after a Covid-19 infection, an extremely rare side effect.
One sufferer wrote: “I’ve had the same Charlotte.
“I also had Covid about four weeks ago and have had a high heart rate and palpitations ever since.
“Doc said it should go in time but running more tests to check and be safe.”
Covid sufferers have been known to experience a higher heart rate post-infection.
But this is highly rare and likely an immune response, rather than damage to the heart itself, the British Heart Foundation told news.com.