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Muscle pain is now among the main symptoms of COVID

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct the study’s findings on COVID symptoms. We are sorry for the mistake.


KSNF/KODE – According to the ZOE Health Study (a health research company claiming to host “the world’s largest COVID science project with over four million participants”), their latest data shows that the main symptoms reported participants who test positive for COVID are:

  • A sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • stuffy nose
  • sneezing
  • Cough without sputum

The ZOE Health Study reportedly lists only five major symptoms. But over time, the health research company said their COVID research showed that these symptoms often change. Some reasons include the introduction of vaccines and the emergence of new options.

Now, the ZOE Health Study has decided to report ten top symptoms that they claim remain more stable. These symptoms include:

  • A sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • stuffy nose
  • sneezing
  • Cough without sputum
  • Headache
  • Cough with phlegm
  • Hoarse voice
  • Muscle pain
  • Altered sense of smell

A publication in the National Medical Journal reports that muscle pain (also known as myalgia) may be the initial symptoms in 36% of patients with COVID-19.

Loss of smell and taste, high fever and shortness of breath were considered “classic” symptoms when COVID was first detected. But with the advent of Omicron and increased vaccination coverage, the symptoms associated with the infection have changed. Symptoms that have been widely reported include sore throat, runny nose, headache, and fatigue.

Now, it appears that symptoms associated with COVID are becoming more numerous, with more than 1/4 of patients reporting their initial symptoms as acute pain in the shoulders and legs, commonly known as myalgia.

Myalgia is essentially a condition in which the muscles in your body begin to ache. You experience pain in the muscles, especially in the joints. This pain can be excruciating or mild depending on how well your body’s immune system can fight the infection. People often experience myalgia in the shoulders and legs.

This is also known as “COVID-related muscle pain” and it simply attacks your movements and causes discomfort. Myalgia can be accompanied by both long-term and short-term pain. You may not necessarily experience this pain only when you move your body. This can also happen while resting. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, it is always best to consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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