(CNN) – Alyssa Milano says she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after testing negative for Covid-19.
The actress and activist is now aiming for a faulty test system.
On Wednesday, Milano posted a photo of herself with a breathing apparatus on her verified Instagram account and wrote in the headline: “That was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks.”
“I’ve never been so sick. Everything hurt. Loss of smell, ”she wrote. “It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn̵
She said she was confused, had a slight fever and a terrible headache.
“I basically had every Covid symptom,” wrote Milano. “At the end of March I did two covid19 tests and both were negative. I also did a covid antibody test (the finger prick test) after feeling a little better. NEGATIVE. “
What followed, she wrote, was four months of persistent symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, shortness of breath, and short-term memory loss. Milano went and had her blood drawn for another antibody test.
“I am positive for covid antibodies,” she wrote. “I had Covid19. I just want you to be aware that our test system is faulty and we don’t know the actual numbers. “
“I also want you to know that this disease is not a joke,” added the Charmed star. “I thought I was going to die. It felt like I was going to die. “
Milano, who also shared a picture of her positive antibody test result, said she plans to donate her plasma in hopes of helping others.
She also had advice for her followers.
“Please wash your hands and wear a mask and social distance,” wrote Milano. “I don’t want anyone to feel the way I felt.”
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