Dunham said his symptoms at the onset of the illness included “overwhelming fatigue”, as well as joint pain and high fever.
“Seeing the recklessness with which so many people in America deal with social distancing… I feel compelled to be honest about the impact this disease has had on me, in the hope that personal stories allow us to see humanity in what we feel. abstract situations, ”she wrote. “Suddenly my body just… revolted. The nerves in my feet were burning and the muscles didn’t seem to be doing their job. My hands were numb. I couldn’t tolerate loud noises.
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“I couldn’t sleep but I couldn’t wake up. I lost my sense of taste and smell. A broken cough, like a metronome that keeps time. Inability to breathe after simple tasks such as drinking a glass of water. Random red eruptions. A headache pounding right between my eyes. I felt like I was a complex machine that had been unplugged and my sons were then rerouted to the wrong entrances. It went on for 21 days… which mixed together like a rave gone bad.
Dunham isolated herself and loved her doctor’s attention. After a month, she tested negative, but she still has lingering symptoms of the virus, including arthritis, swollen hands and feet, and a constant migraine.
“Even as a chronically ill patient, I had never felt this way,” she writes. “To be clear, I did NOT have these particular issues before I got sick with this virus and doctors still don’t know enough to tell me why exactly my body reacted this way or what my recovery will look like.
“I know I’m lucky; I have amazing friends and family, exceptional health care, and a flexible job where I can ask for the support I need to work. … BUT not everyone is so lucky, and I’m posting this because of these people. I wish I could kiss them all.
Dunham joins a list of Hollywood COVID-19 cases including Bryan Cranston, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Idris Elba and Pink, among others.