After recovering from Covid another condition that denies her total freedom has shown up. This time food takes like ‘garbage’.
Natalia Cano, from the US, got worried after about an ‘anomaly’ when she began noticing the bizarre side-effect from the virus.
She found out after doing some research that she wasn’t as alone as she had first thought.
The 20-year-old posted an emotionally-charged video posted on her TikTok account, which has since been accidentally deleted, where she explained that she was suffering from a condition called ‘parosmia’, which distorts a person’s sense of taste and smell.
She said: “I don’t think anyone understands how much this affects your daily life. It’s not just that foods taste wrong, I mean, it is that, but it’s garbage, dude, it’s sewage.
“It’s gasoline. It’s ammonia. It’s bitter. It’s mold. Imagine if all of your favorite foods tasted like your least favorite foods. It is a step further. It is garbage and sewage.
“Imagine the worst smell that you have ever smelled in your life, and it’s that but everything. It’s everything.”
Natalia explained that it was when she read an article from Healthline that she realized that it was caused by Covid.
She went on: “It was affecting me so much that I developed gastritis, where every single meal I was throwing up, I couldn’t get anything down for a very long time.
“Now I can, sure, but I have a severe ED because it’s not that everything tastes bad, it tastes like sewage.
“It’s been 10 months and [one] doctor told me that if it didn’t improve within a year, there’s a chance that I won’t ever get it back. I have two months left, and it’s not going away.
“Out of survey responders, 10 per cent of people who had Covid reported having this. There is no research, there is no cure. There’s just hoping. I’m gagging at every meal.”
In another video, Natalia talked about which foods taste bad and what her diet looks like now as a result.
However, not everything tastes disgusting, she says.