She revealed at the beginning of August that she had tested positive for the coronavirus antibodies after three negative tests.
And now, Alyssa Milano has revealed a lingering COVID-19 symptom, taking to her Instagram account to fill her 2.9 million followers in.
"I still have occasional heart palpitations. I still forget my words (absolute worst part)," the Charmed star wrote.
"But it’s not nearly as bad as it was a few weeks ago. I feel better. I had a ct scan of my lungs and a cardiac MRI and both were normal."
The 47-year-old actress went on to say that she still gets “super scared” of getting her loved ones sick.
"I don’t ever want them to have this thing. It’s a beast. So I vacillate between being so grateful and so terrified. Grateful that it was me who got sick and terrified that friends or family will be sick,” she said.
At the beginning of August Alyssa revealed to her fans that she had never been so sick.
“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,” she wrote.
She went on to say that at the end of March she had two COVID-19 tests, with both coming back negative.
Alyssa also took an antibody test (finger prick) when she was feeling a bit better and it was also negative.
“After living the last four months with lingering symptoms like, vertigo, stomach abnormalities, irregular periods, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, zero short term memory, and general malaise, I went and got an antibody test from a blood draw (not the finger prick) from a lab. I am POSITIVE for covid antibodies,” she continued.
“I had COVID-19. I just want you to be aware 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. I thought I was dying. It felt like I was dying. I will be donating my plasma with hopes that I might save a life. 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.”
A few days later, Alyssa took to Twitter to share a video of herself brushing her wet hair, demonstrating the hair loss associated with COVID-19.
“Please take this seriously. Wear a damn mask,” she told viewers after pulling out several clumps of hair from one brushing.
A survey found more than a quarter of people who survive COVID-19 are reporting hair loss with many saying their hair loss is “severe”. Of the 1500 people questioned in the Survivor Corp Facebook group, 27 per cent of people recovering from coronavirus said they’d experienced hair loss.
Hair loss has also been common among people in isolation, though stress is the more likely culprit there.