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Jamie Roberts

Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik describes 'mental health impact' after catching COVID

Mayim Bialik has told her fans she has caught Covid and insists "it's no joke" as she continues to struggle with the virus.

The Big Bang Theory star, 46, opened up on Instagram on Monday to tell her 3.9 million followers she had Covid and provided an update on her condition on Wednesday.

The actress, who has been vaccinated and boosted against the virus, explained how the "exhaustion is very special".

She said on Monday: "I had mononucleosis when I was in college and the exhaustion hits like that where you cannot be awake, you can try to be awake but then all of a sudden you need to sleep."

And in her latest updated she revealed: "It’s not the same as the flu. You don’t hear of ‘long flu.’ This is a very different kind of virus…Please be careful. Stay safe."

Mayim Bialik has told her followers she has Covid (missmayim/Instagram)

She once again discussed the fear she was feeling after catching the virus, telling her followers: "Something that I hadn’t kind of anticipated is I have a new level of anxiety about going out.

"I definitely have been very vigilant and while I happened to be traveling in the safest way that I could…Part of me feels guilty that I went out. I feel guilty. I feel sad. And I’m worried about the world again and our health in the world."

And she described feeling "super emotional and reflective" since being made to stay in, saying she has been "so in my head".

The Blossom actress also has asthma and a thyroid condition and continued: "The mental health impact of this — especially for those of us who already have anxiety or are predisposed to catastrophic thinking — this feels really scary. And I know that it will pass. The intensity will pass."

Concluding the video, in which she wore her "Covid coat" which had her name emblazoned on it, she pleaded with her followers to be careful.

The actress also has asthma and a thyroid condition (Getty Images)

"I hope everyone stays safe," she said. "I’m gonna drink this and then fall asleep."

Among those sending her messages of support was Big Bang co-star Kunal Nayyar who wrote: "Feel better poor thing."

Doctor and author Will Bulsiewicz also wrote: "Hope you feel better!"

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