Natasha Oakley is struggling with ‘extreme fatigue’ from long Covid


Bikini designer Natasha Oakley reveals she’s struggling with ‘extreme fatigue’ amid her battle with long Covid and reveals she’s turned to a strict diet for acid reflux

Aussie model and swimwear designer Natasha Oakley has been open about her battle with long Covid in recent months. 

And on Tuesday, the 31-year-old businesswoman said one of the symptoms is ‘extreme fatigue’. 

Natasha, who hails from Sydney but is based in Los Angeles, said she’s had to change her diet up recently due to acid reflux. 

Bikini designer Natasha Oakley revealed on Tuesday that she's struggling with 'extreme fatigue' amid her battle with 'long Covid'

Bikini designer Natasha Oakley revealed on Tuesday that she’s struggling with ‘extreme fatigue’ amid her battle with ‘long Covid’

She said on Tuesday that she spent the day resting as she’s so exhausted. 

‘I had a few great days and on the road to recovery but today am fully back to resting and making sure I don’t push myself because my extreme fatigue is back,’ she began. 

Natasha said acupuncture has helped her in recent weeks. 

Natasha, who hails from Sydney but is based in Los Angeles, said she's had to change her diet up recently due to acid reflux

Natasha, who hails from Sydney but is based in Los Angeles, said she’s had to change her diet up recently due to acid reflux

‘My joint and muscle pain is definitely improving, acupuncture has been my saving grace for those symptoms. I have been working on blood circulation, gut health and stress levels.’

She said she has cut out certain foods to help with her acid reflux.

‘Your gut health is the most important factor in having a strong immune system and although I eat very healthy and consider myself a healthy person I clearly had an imbalance no doctor had previously pointed out to me,’ she explained. 

'My joint and muscle pain is definitely improving, acupuncture has been my saving grace for those symptoms. I have been working on blood circulation, gut health and stress levels,' she said

‘My joint and muscle pain is definitely improving, acupuncture has been my saving grace for those symptoms. I have been working on blood circulation, gut health and stress levels,’ she said

Although Natasha didn’t specify what foods she is and isn’t eating, she linked fans to a website that details a strict diet for reflux which tells people to avoid coffee, alcohol, citrus fruits, spicy and fatty food and chocolate.

It told people to increase their intake of milk products, vegetables  and soups, as well as to eat smaller meals and to eat slowly. 

Natasha revealed her battle with long Covid last week, saying she was still experiencing symptoms of the virus months after she was first diagnosed.

‘I have been going through something quite personal that I haven’t wanted to share until now,’ she told her 2.8million followers on Instagram.

‘Earlier in the year I got quite a bad case of Covid, I was physically down for weeks, hardly able to work or even get up at times.

‘After two weeks I was able to start to walk around or do activities for a few hours but was so fatigued I would need to immediately come home and rest.

‘The symptoms lasted for months, they included extreme tension headaches all day and night from when I woke up to when I went to bed, fatigue, extreme dizziness, joint and muscle pain and mild brain fog.

‘It really has been debilitating at times and I had a lot of anxiety and depression. I took it easy, ate healthily, did gentle Pilates, walking and stretching and slowly after four months started to see improvements.’

Long Covid refers to when individuals previously infected with the respiratory virus suffer ongoing symptoms longer than 12 weeks.

Some studies have shown as many as a third of all those infected with Covid suffer long-term symptoms, including brain fog, anxiety, fatigue and abnormal breathing. 

Natasha revealed her battle with long Covid last week, saying she was still experiencing symptoms of the virus months after she was first diagnosed

Natasha revealed her battle with long Covid last week, saying she was still experiencing symptoms of the virus months after she was first diagnosed

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