“Fatigue, nerve pain, and headaches became part of my day to day after getting COVID-19. Before I joined Mymee I hardly had any energy. Just getting from the couch to the floor to play with my toddler was too much for me.”
The past year has been a difficult one for Julia Ramos. She recovered from acute COVID-19 only to be left with a host of lingering symptoms, placing her in a whole new medical category: COVID long-haulers. Her entire body seemed out of sync. She was too tired to move, suffered from constant headaches and terrible nerve pain. She was also found to have pericarditis (inflammation of the sac around the heart) and a pulmonary embolism.
As a single mother of two boys, Julia couldn’t even muster the strength to play with her kids. She had to keep her very active toddler in his stroller because she didn’t have the energy to run after him. By 11:00 in the morning, she “was done for the day.”
Julia was taking heart medication and was under a pulmonologist’s care. He advised her to look into clinics that treat long-haulers and suggested Mymee in the interim.
One of Julia’s biggest challenges was the debilitating fatigue that made it impossible to be the mom she was before COVID. Her number-one goal when she started the Mymee program was to be able to play with her children again.
Managing Fatigue and Pain
Once she began tracking everything she ate and drank, Julia learned that she wasn’t getting enough protein in her diet or drinking enough water. She followed her Mymee coach recommendations and now has a protein shake every morning and a small number of tailored nutritional and vitamin supplements daily. Julia is grateful to her coach for always being available to answer her questions and concerns.
“My coach was super informative. I primarily came for help with my COVID long haul symptoms, and along the way discovered that I also suffer from endometriosis. She was more than happy to share information about that as well. She has been amazing!”
Hitting her Goal
“My energy is night and day from where I was. I’m able to walk with my son, play ball, and climb around the playground, without feeling like I need to go to bed afterwards. And my kids have noticed the difference too. After playing soccer with my older son, he said “we haven’t been able to do this for so long!”
Julia is especially grateful to her doctor for introducing her to Mymee. In addition to feeling better, she learned to extend beyond her comfort zone and reach out for help. She has gained powerful insights into how simple, personalized dietary changes can transform how she feels. Julia maintains a positive outlook and is better equipped to take care of herself.
As a long hauler and a mother, Julia shares this advice:
“The biggest thing is to not let yourself get defeated by the disease. Before I was so stuck in my ways. Mymee pushed me to try a different lifestyle and focus on self-care.”