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“The feeling of a lump in my throat was awful”

Ulrika had an uncomfortable feeling of a lump in her throat after a long period of illness. When the doctors couldn't find anything wrong with her, she Googled and found IQoro. Today she is symptom-free.

“I experienced internal exercise soreness when I started training, but it took quite a few months to get better.

In March 2020, Ulrika Bäck Erixon contracted COVID-19. She became seriously ill and it lasted for a long time. Over time, she improved, but some symptoms were stubbornly persistent. One of them was a feeling of a lump in the throat.

Examinations didn’t show anything

“I had all kinds of tests but they didn’t show anything, except that my throat was a bit swollen. So I started Googling for treatments myself.

“Then I came across IQoro. I thought it was quite expensive, but thought I had to try it anyway.”

I thought it was quite expensive, but thought I had to try it anyway.

She was unsure how IQoro worked

When she got IQoro home, she was unsure of how to conduct the training, but she found instructions on the website that helped her.

“Sure, the first time you wonder “how the heck does this work?”, but there are videos that show you how to use it.”

“And if you need further information, it’s just a case of visiting the website.

Do you have the feeling of a lump in your throat?

The feeling of a lump in the throat is due to weakened muscles. For you to get better, your muscles need to be strengthened through exercise.

Can occur with or without having COVID

These symptoms can occur with or without having COVID-19 first. However, the feeling of a lump is one of many symptoms that can persist long after you have recovered from COVID-19.*

*It is always important to undergo an examination to rule out other causes of the feeling of a lump in the throat. However, you can start training with IQoro while waiting for a doctor’s appointment.

The discomfort is trained away with IQoro

With IQoro, you can train the weakened muscles that cause the lump feeling in your throat.

Source: Ballering AV, van Zon SKR, Olde Hartman TC, Rosmalen JGM, Lifelines Corona Research, I. Persistence of somatic symptoms after COVID-19 in the Netherlands: an observational cohort study. Lancet. 2022;400:452–461. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)01214-4.

She followed the training instructions carefully

When Ulrika started using IQoro, she was careful to follow the training routine. She trained three times a day for about a year, then cut back to maintenance training twice a day.

“I read someone else’s story about training with IQoro, and I remembered that it had taken quite a long time for the person to get better.”

The feeling of a lump in her throat suddenly disappeared.

“I think it took six or seven months for the feeling of a lump in my throat to disappear.”

“But then, sure enough, the feeling of a lump in my throat suddenly disappeared.”

Today, Ulrika still has other symptoms from her time with COVID-19, but the feeling of a lump is gone – a piece of the puzzle on the road to restoring everyday life after the illness.

“I thought it could help me, or at least I hoped so. And it did, eventually.”

“Now I have it under control. And I will continue to train.”

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“After using IQoro for around 9 months I feel my symptoms have lessened to a degree that I almost have to keep reminding myself to carry on with the training, my lump in the throat sensation has disappeared that was my main problem really.”


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