Alyssa Milano has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after falling sick during the pandemic.
On Wednesday, she shared her COVID-19 positive results in an Instagram post, revealing she had every coronavirus symptom earlier this year. However, she tested negative for the virus when she was ill.
The 47-year-old shared a photo of herself wearing a mask attached to a breathing machine, captioning, “This was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks. I had never been this kind of sick.”
Milano continued, “Everything hurt. Loss of smell. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t keep food in me. I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible. I basically had every Covid symptom.”
The former Who’s The Boss? actress said she tested negative for the virus thrice despite having symptoms.
However, she wrote that she continued to live with “lingering symptoms like, vertigo, stomach abnormalities, irregular periods, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, zero short term memory, and general malaise” for the past four months. She has now decided to take another COVID-19 antibody test at a lab to be sure of her diagnosis.
Posting a screenshot of her latest results, Milano shared, “I am POSITIVE for covid antibodies. I had Covid19.”
She went on to say that she has made her diagnosis public to let fans know “that our testing system is flawed and we don’t know the real numbers.”
“I also want you to know, this illness is not a hoax,” she added. “I thought I was dying. It felt like I was dying.”
Milano said she would be donating her blood plasma in the future so she can save a life.
The Melrose Place star said, “Please take care of yourselves. Please wash your hands and wear a mask and social distance. I don’t want anyone to feel the way I felt. Be well. I love you all (well, maybe not the trolls. Just the kind people).” So far, the United States officials have reported more than 4.9 million cases and over 161,000 from COVID-19-related illnesses.