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Health & Fitness Lena Dunham Details Her Coronavirus Ordeal: 'My Body Simply Revolted'

17:06  01 august  2020
17:06  01 august  2020 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lena Dunham says her body “ revolted ” in a debilitating month-long Suddenly my body simply revolted .” She went into isolation and felt severe symptoms for three For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lena Dunham says her body “ revolted ” in a debilitating month-long Suddenly my body simply revolted .” She went into isolation and felt severe symptoms for three For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that

a close up of Lena Dunham © Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham has detailed her excruciating experience with coronavirus.

The Girls star and creator revealed she fell ill with Covid-19 in mid-March, telling of how her body “simply revolted” after contracting the virus.

The US actor explained how she suffers from a chronic disease that affects the joints and skin, and said she was initially unable to distinguish the pain from her existing illness.

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"Girls" mastermind Lena Dunham has shared her "Covid Story" in a lengthy Instagram post detailing her experience battling the virus as someone who suffers from chronic illness. "Suddenly my body simply … revolted . The nerves in my feet burned and muscles wouldn’t seem to do their job.

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However, Lena said the pain was soon joined by an “impossible, crushing fatigue”, as well as a fever.

“Suddenly my body simply… revolted,” she wrote in a lengthy post on Instagram. “The nerves in my feet burned and muscles wouldn’t seem to do their job. My hands were numb. I couldn’t tolerate loud noises.

“I couldn’t sleep but I couldn’t wake up. I lost my sense of taste and smell. A hacking cough, like a metronome keeping time. Inability to breathe after simple tasks like getting a glass of water. Random red rashes.

“A pounding headache right between my eyes. It felt like I was a complex machine that had been unplugged and then had my wires rerouted into the wrong inputs. This went on for 21 days … that blended together like a rave gone wrong.”

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Lena Dunham on Friday revealed that she battled the coronavirus in mid-March — and that she’s still experiencing crushing after-effects of the disease. “Suddenly my body simply revolted .” The New York native, who suffers from a host of chronic illnesses, said she experienced serious symptoms for

Suddenly my body simply revolted .” She went into isolation and felt severe symptoms for three weeks, she said. Dunham said she was treated by a doctor in For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.

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Lena said she was fortunate to have a doctor on hand to offer regular advice, meaning she never had to go to hospital. She was forced to isolate, describing the experience as intensely lonely.

After a month, Lena said she tested negative for Covid-19 but the symptoms did not fade.

Her hands and feet were swollen, she suffered from severe fatigue and a constant migraine. Her arthritis flared and she had “weirder symptoms that I’ll keep to myself”.

Lena said she had been reluctant to speak out and did not want to “unnecessarily add my voice to a noisy landscape on such a challenging topic”, but felt compelled to do so after “seeing the carelessness with which so many in the United States are treating social distancing, jogging without masks and parties on Instagram”.

She also urged people to “take the appropriate measures to protect yourself and your neighbours”.

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Add Lena Dunham to the growing list of celebrities who have contracted COVID-19. Her “Covid Story,” as she called it, detailed her experience as someone who suffers from a host of “Suddenly my body simply … revolted . The nerves in my feet burned and muscles wouldn’t seem to do their job.

Actress and writer Lena Dunham has detailed her excruciating experience with coronavirus .The creator of hit comedy-drama Girls revealed she “Suddenly my body simply … revolted ,” she wrote in a lengthy post on Instagram. “The nerves in my feet burned and muscles wouldn’t seem to do their job.

Lena is the latest famous name to speak out about her experience with the virus, with the likes of Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Idris Elba having previously contracted Covid-19.

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