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Two years with Long Covid: 'The doctors don't know how to fix it'

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For Linda Dalton, getting Covid in 2020 was a life-changing event. She is one of many people who contracted the virus and never recovered.

More than two years later, she is suffering the effects of Long Covid. "Neurologically, I have tingles – it's like insects are crawling all over your body.

You swipe your arm or scratch your face because you think there’s fly or spider," Linda told Prime Time. At her home in south Kilkenny, the mother and grandmother – who is just 47 years old – outlined the symptoms that define her extreme Long Covid. "I can’t retain information.

That would be my brain, the nerves, the ears. I still have heart issues – I’m on statins," she said, referring to a type of medicine that is used to lower cholesterol in the blood.

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