Amy Schumer Reveals She's Been Diagnosed With Lyme Disease


Amy Schumer has revealed she’s been diagnosed with Lyme disease.

The actress made the announcement on Instagram. On Tuesday, she shared a throwback photo to when she was a child holding her “first ever fishing pole.”

In the caption, she wrote: "Anyone get LYME this summer? I got it and I’m on doxycycline.”

She explained that it’s possible she had it “for years” and encouraged fans to give her advice.

“Can you have a glass of wine or 2 on it?” she asked before stating, "I know to stay out of the sun. I’m also taking these herbs from cape cod called lyme-2.”

The comedian also asked fans to share their experiences with Lyme by texting her number or sending her a direct message.

According to the CDC, Lyme disease is a bacterial infection from an infected tick bite.

Symptoms include rash, fever, headache, and fatigue. Some may even see a  rash of various shapes and sizes including one that seems to be a bullseye centered around the place of the bite.

If not treated early, the infection can spread and can include paralysis, agonizing joint pain, neurological problems, severe headaches, problems with memory, hearing and vision, inflammation of the brain and inflammation of the heart.

In January, Justin Bieber revealed he was battling Lyme disease and a case of chronic mono.

“While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s***, on meth etc. they failed to realize I've been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy, and overall health,” the singer wrote on Instagram.

His wife, Hailey Bieber, supported him writing, “For those who are trying to downplay the severity of Lyme disease. Please do your research and listen to the stories of people who have suffered with it for years."

Other stars who have publicly battled Lyme disease include the Hadid family, Kelly Osbourne, and Avril Lavigne.

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