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“They Said it Was Menopause – It Was Long Covid”. The Impact & Scale of Long Covid & How NZ Women Are Being Gas Lit Before Getting Answers

Sadly, Sarah is one of the many, many women in New Zealand – and abroad – who are being diagnosed with Long Covid, and worse still, after very long periods of time, during which, many women are being gas lit about their symptoms along the way, disbelieved by medical professionals, only making their symptoms and prognosis worse.

Thankfully, for Sarah, things turned a corner when she asked to be referred to a brilliant cardiologist – thanks to the fact that the company she worked for had medical insurance. “I was so lucky I could go private – at that stage there was a four-month wait,” she says. “I already felt like I was going insane.”

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