Post Viral Fatigue – Can Homeopathy help?

Post Viral Fatigue

Post Viral Fatigue

Most of us will have experienced having had a ‘Flu’ virus or ‘Tonsilitis’ or one of many other viruses, they are very common conditions and are known as ‘Acute’ as they usually run a course of around 7-10 days with full recovery being around 14 days.  However, we are seeing more and more people who are left with lingering symptoms lasting far longer than they should and which cause anything from mild discomfort to complete debility, this is known as Post Viral Fatigue.

Symptoms include:
  • Unexplained muscle pain
  • Unexplained joint pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Non-restorative sleep
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Headaches
  • Breathlessness
  • Poor Concentration
  • Excessive Fatigue

In the aftermath of a viral infection, some individuals experience lingering fatigue and other symptoms that persist beyond the typical recovery period. This condition, known as post-viral fatigue, can significantly impact a person’s quality of life and daily functioning, leaving individuals feeling drained, weak, and unable to resume their normal activities.

Post Viral Fatigue has been a fast growing issue over the last few years and recent studies have shown that the number of cases being reported has increased significantly following the COVID-19 Pandemic.

By now, many of us are familiar with the idea of ‘long COVID‘ – a lingering post-viral illness that can follow a COVID-19 infection. The British Medical Journal defines ‘long COVID’ as “illness in people who have either recovered from COVID-19 but are still reporting lasting effects of the infection or have had the usual symptoms for far longer than would be expected”.


Here are the Top 10 Homeopathic Remedies commonly used to alleviate post-viral fatigue.

  1. Arsenicum album  –  Arsenicum album is a key remedy for individuals experiencing weakness, restlessness, anxiety, and exhaustion following a viral illness. Symptoms may include a desire for warmth, worsened symptoms at night, burning pains, and general weakness.
  1. Gelsemium  –  Gelsemium is indicated for profound weakness, fatigue, and mental dullness after a viral infection. Individuals may experience trembling, dizziness, heaviness in limbs, and a general feeling of weakness.
  1. Natrum muriaticum  –  Natrum muriaticum is suitable for those with persistent fatigue, weakness, and emotional sensitivity following a viral illness. Symptoms may worsen with emotional stress or grief and may include headaches and difficulty concentrating.
  1. China (Cinchona officinalis)  –  China is helpful for weakness, fatigue, and exhaustion, particularly after a loss of fluids (such as sweating or diarrhea) during a viral illness. Individuals may feel depleted and weak, both physically and mentally.
  1. Phosphoric acid  –  Phosphoric acid is indicated for profound physical and mental exhaustion following a viral infection. Individuals may experience apathy, indifference, and a desire to be left alone, along with extreme fatigue.
  1. Kali phosphoricum  –  Kali phosphoricum is recommended for individuals experiencing mental and physical exhaustion, weakness, and fatigue after a viral illness. It is especially useful when fatigue is accompanied by nervousness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.
  1. Selenium  –  Selenium is indicated for weakness, exhaustion, and fatigue following a viral illness, particularly when accompanied by trembling, weakness in the limbs, and mental fatigue.
  1. Carbo vegetabilis  –  Carbo vegetabilis is recommended for individuals experiencing extreme weakness, fatigue, and exhaustion, especially after a prolonged illness. Symptoms may include coldness, breathlessness, and a desire for fresh air.
  1. Picricum acidum  –  Picricum acidum is suitable for individuals experiencing profound mental and physical exhaustion, especially after intellectual or physical overexertion following a viral illness. Symptoms may include weakness, fatigue, and mental dullness.
  2. Zincum metallicum  –  Zincum metallicum is indicated for weakness, fatigue, and exhaustion, particularly after a viral illness or prolonged stress. Individuals may experience weakness, trembling, and restlessness, along with mental and physical fatigue.

The Homeopathic approach to this issue is to look at each case individually, assessing each clients symptoms and how they are experiencing them.  It is likely to take a few consultations to restore balance to the system as many remedies may be needed to facilitate recovery.

Personally, I like to offer a Homeopathic Detox Programme, which is prepared for each individual based on their specific symptom picture and taking into account their vaccine status.

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With Homeopathy there is a Natural solution to Post Viral Fatigue

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