Has anyone else here caught COVID, and found the progression of their CMT pick up in speed? I had COVID a little over a year ago, right at the start of 2022, and while I didn’t get that sick, this past year my levels of neuropathic pain have really increased quite a lot, and I’ve definitely noticed that I’ve lost more muscle in my lower legs than I would have expected to over one year, when I’ve made sure to continue to use those muscles as much as I can bear. I also have started to have serious cramping in my hands several times a day.
Last I looked into Charcot-Marie-Tooth and COVID, there wasn’t really any information beyond ‘probably not a great combination’, so I’m wondering if there’s anyone with first hand experience with all this.
I’ve heard COVID referred to as a stress test on your body— any conditions you were unaware of will be brought out so you are aware of them, and any conditions you already knew about or had symptoms of will be made worse, which really does feel accurate for what it’s been like for me this past year