'Girls' Creator On Surviving COVID-19: 'I Was A Complex Machine That Had Been Unplugged'

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Published on August 2, 2020 - Duration: 00:46s

'Girls' Creator On Surviving COVID-19: 'I Was A Complex Machine That Had Been Unplugged'

'Girls' star and creator Lena Dunham has shared her story on Instagram of contracting and surviving the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

CNN reports Dunham said she was able to avoid going to a hospital because a doctor instructed her on how to care for herself.

Johns Hopkins University data says more than 4.5 million people have been infected with the virus in the United States and 153,314 people have died.

Dunham says she became sick in mid-March with symptoms including aching joints, fatigue, fever, numbness, a cough, and loss of taste and smell.

It felt like I was a complex machine that had been unplugged and then had my wires rerouted into the wrong inputs.

Lena Dunham She tested negative for the virus a month later, but Dunham says many symptoms persisted.

Doctors don't know yet what her continued recovery will look like.

Dunham says her experience with the chronic illness Ehlers-Danlos syndrome helped her cope with the prolonged impacts.

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