Actress Rita Wilson on ‘extreme side effects’ of chloroquine

Actress Rita Wilson on ‘extreme side effects’ of chloroquine

Actress Rita Wilson has opened up about her experience after testing COVID-19 positive. Wilson and her husband, Hollywood star Tom Hanks, had tested positive during an Autralia tour but have since then recuperated.

Wilson recalls experiencing extreme chills and body aches, and says she lost her taste and smell while battling the virus.

Wilson and Hanks were two of the first celebrities to reveal their positive diagnosis last month, which happened while they were in Australia. Hanks was filming an untitled Elvis Presley film in the country.

The couple are now back in Los Angeles, and in a recent interview, Wilson talked about her recovery process. She said she was given chloroquine — a drug used to treat malaria and certain inflammatory conditions — to help with her fever, which she shared was close to 102 by day nine of her fighting the virus, reports

“I know people have been talking (about) this drug, but I can only tell you that I don’t know if the drug worked or it was just time for the fever to break,” Wilson said.

“My fever did break, but the chloroquine had such extreme side effects.” “I was completely nauseous and I had vertigo,” she continued. “I could not walk and my muscles felt very weak. I think people have to be very considerate about that drug. We don’t know if it’s helpful in this case.”

She believes they both contracted COVID-19 at the same time rather than infecting one another. (IANS)

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