There have been several posts over the past few days regarding theories on PSSD and Long COVID having potentially similar mechanisms. I know this forum is very particular about theories/speculation; however, I find it interesting that you can read about how some people with Long COVID have developed Ehlers Danlos Syndrome like symptoms (ie stretchy skin, hyper mobility, etc.) just like some people with PFS have developed. I have this myself from taking Finasteride. Specifically, I have read about these accounts on the ‘covidlonghaulers’ Reddit page. Definitely something to check out if you haven’t already. I have searched almost every major symptom PFS patients can experience on that forum and there is a post about almost all of them that people with Long COVID are suffering with as well - anhedonia, depression, sexual dysfunction, stretchy skin, voice changes, muscle loss, dry hair/skin, weakness, fatigue, facial changes, cognitive issues, speech disturbances, lack of sweating, gum recession, etc. These are all anecdotal of course, but we should take them seriously as we know our symptoms aren’t just psychosomatic like doctors have told us.
I just want to point out that if these can mechanisms are the same, this could be very good news for our community. Long COVID is focused on much more than our syndrome is in the medical community and there is a lot of effort it to find a viable treatment/cure. I think this could be big for us, guys!