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COVID-19 symptoms are ‘debilitating’ months after diagnosis, Alyssa Milano says

Alyssa Milano told “The Dr. Oz Show” that COVID-19 symptoms don’t let up.

Actress Alyssa Milano speaks after delivering a letter to Gov. Brian Kemp’s office detailing her opposition to HB 481 at the State Capitol Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Atlanta.
Actress Alyssa Milano speaks after delivering a letter to Gov. Brian Kemp’s office detailing her opposition to HB481 at the state Capitol Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Atlanta.
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Actress Alyssa Milano recently told “The Dr. Oz Show” that COVID-19 symptoms don’t go away so quickly, and she is continuing to deal with them months after testing positive.

What’s happening?

Milano said COVID-19 symptoms are “debilitating” as they have stuck with her during her recovery time, according to Radio.com.

  • “I’ve never been sick like that, Dr. Oz,” she said. “It was a very debilitating type of illness. And it just seemed to move throughout my body and my mind.”

Milano said she doesn’t think people take the coronavirus serious enough.

  • “I thought of it as a respiratory illness before, and I think because it also goes into your vascular system, it affects every aspect of your body, not just your lungs,” she said.
  • “I would never think that an illness or a virus would continue on. I’m now five months out, and I’m still having debilitating symptoms on some days,” she continued.

Flashback:

Milano said back in October that she still felt COVID-19 effects after she first tested positive in August. She went through two negative tests before testing positive. She said she went through almost every COVID-19 symptom, too, back in March.

  • “I had never been this kind of sick,” she said in an Instagram post. “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.”