The actress was a guest on The Dr. Oz Show, and she revealed that she is still struggling with some scary symptoms after testing positive for COVID-19 antibodies! Alyssa Milano told the host that she’s apparently been dealing with ‘extreme’ hair loss as well as ‘brain fog’ following her battle with the virus earlier this year.
As you might remember, Alyssa Milano shared with her followers back in August that she had tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, and now, while chatting with Dr. Oz, she revealed that she is yet to be free of all of the symptoms that may come with the illness.
‘It’s hard, especially when you’re an actor and so much of your identity is wrapped up in those things, like having long silky hair and clean skin. Along with that also, I have the brain fog, which, again, as an actress, as someone who has to memorize dialogue and be able to emote, and respond, and be on my toes, it’s frightening,’ Milano told Dr. Oz on his show.
She went on to also share what early signs she experienced that suggested she was infected with the virus.
‘My first symptoms were stomach issues and a headache like I’ve never felt before in my life, and just overwhelming fatigue. That lasted for about three days. So I thought to myself, I should probably just go get tested. The first test came back negative. I would say, two days after that first test, it settled in my lungs, and that’s when it got really scary. I said, ‘This is the moment. Do I go to the hospital, do I go to the emergency room or do I stay home?’’ the star recalled.
Alyssa Milano has been a huge voice when it comes to bringing awareness for the illness on social media.
The actress has been encouraging people to take the virus really seriously, sharing her own personal experience to make it as clear as possible that COVID-19 is not a ‘hoax,’ like some still believe.