It is a little known fact that people who experienced the devastating effects of polio in their youth decades ago, can experience a return of the symptoms later in life.
The most common symptoms of the late effects of polio are:
- unaccustomed fatigue
- muscle weakness
- muscle and/or joint pain
- breathing or swallowing difficulties
- increased sensitivity to cold temperatures
- difficulty in sleeping
- a decline in the ability to perform basic daily activities.
Our Post Polio Networks throughout Queensland offer those dealing with the late effects of post polio a forum to share experiences and provide support.
For more information please contact the Association on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 3391 2044.