Former Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati has revealed she is STILL suffering from long Covid after contracting the virus over a year ago

Shobna Gulati has revealed she is still suffering from long Covid, after first contract the virus in March last year.

The former Coronation Street star, 54, took to Twitter on Monday to inform fans that she had to go on antibiotics as she still had a ‘wheeze’ that made her feel ‘dreadful’.

She explained: ‘Long covid is no joke on another round of anti biotics – I’ve cancelled Monday .. I feel dreadful the wheeze across my chest is real.’

Illness: Former Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati (pictured in 2013) revealed on Monday she is STILL suffering from long Covid after contracting the virus over a year ago

In March this year she reflected on her illness, saying: ‘It’s nearly a year ago I was suffering from secondary infection in my case pneumonia as a direct result of contracting covid 19.

‘I just want to say thank you to to the out of hours young duty doctor who I believe saved my life despite the risk to herself . Thank you .’ 

In May, Shobna took to Twitter to respond to a tweet from journalist Kathryn Bromwich about her own long Covid symptoms.

Unwell: Shobna took to Twitter to inform fans that she had to go on antibiotics as she still had a ‘wheeze’ that made her feel ‘dreadful’ (pictured on soap in 2004 with Jimmi Harkishin)

Honest: Shobna explained: ‘Long covid is no joke on another round of anti biotics – I’ve cancelled Monday .. I feel dreadful the wheeze across my chest is real’

Grateful: In March this year she reflected on her illness, saying: ‘I just want to say thank you to to the out of hours young duty doctor who I believe saved my life despite the risk to herself’

Kathryn wrote: ‘Young people: please continue being careful. I caught Covid last March and I’m still unwell.

‘I can’t exercise at all (even yoga) or drink alcohol (even a small glass of wine and my mental health is all over the place. It’s painful, scary and v boring. You don’t want this.’

Shobna responded by saying she has experienced something similar: ‘This is all very familiar – it’s awful I had it in March last year and still working on getting through’ 

Staying strong: In May, Shobna took to Twitter to respond to a tweet from journalist Kathryn Bromwich about her own long Covid symptoms

The actress recently detailed her Covid ordeal during an interview with The Times, saying: ‘When I had coronavirus and couldn’t smell or taste it was depressing. 

‘I live in a little community who rallied round me. I was really hot; a temperature beyond menopause. I couldn’t take a deep breath for three months. I was exhausted. I had to crawl upstairs on all fours.

‘I was diagnosed with pneumonia and had three rounds of antibiotics. I just couldn’t get rid of it. There were times I thought: ‘If I’m gonna die, I’m gonna die.’

Recovering: The actress recently detailed her Covid ordeal with The Times , saying: ‘I couldn’t take a deep breath for three months. I was exhausted. I had to crawl upstairs on all fours’

It’s been a tough couple of years for Shobna, with her recent Covid-19 battle and her mother’s sad death in 2019 from Dementia.

Shobna revealed how her mother’s dementia battle would ‘unlock files of her past’ and helped her see her mum ‘as a woman’.

She has since penned book Remember Me? which will detail her mother’s battle with the illness, and told how while caring for her mother towards the end of her life, she would discover ‘different things’ she never knew about her mother.

Appearing on Lorraine in September, she said: ‘It’s really interesting, once you’re sitting in a room with someone with dementia they remember different things that perhaps you didn’t know as people.

‘Instead of seeing your mum, you see a woman and I was fascinated. It was as if she was unlocking file of her past.

‘They don’t tell you everything, they just give you random moments.’

Work: Shobna played Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street for 12 years until her character was killed off in 2013

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