(CNN) – Alice Milano says she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after testing negative for Covid-19.
The actress and activist is now striving for what she thinks is a defective testing system.
On Wednesday, Milan posted a photo of themselves using a breathing apparatus on their verified Instagram account and wrote in the caption: “It was me on April 2, after being ill for 2 weeks.”
“I have never been so sick. Everything hurts. Loss of odor, “she wrote. “I had the feeling that an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn̵
She said she felt confused, had a low fever and a terrible headache.
“Basically, I had every Covid symptom,” Milan wrote. “At the end of March I took two covid19 tests and both were negative. I also took an obvious antibody test (a finger prick test) after I felt a little better. Negative. “
She then wrote that four months of prolonged symptoms, including dizziness, palpitations, shortness of breath and short-term memory loss. Milan went and took blood for another antibody test.
“I am POSITIVE about antibodies,” she wrote. “I had Covid19. I just want you to be aware that our testing system is insufficient and we do not know the real numbers. “
“I also want you to know that this disease is not a scam,” added the “Enchanted” star. “I thought I was dying. I felt like I was dying. “
Milan, who also shared a photo of her positive antibody test, 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,” Milan wrote. “I don’t want anyone to feel the way I felt.”
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