Amy Schumer reveals Lyme disease diagnosis
Written by on 9 September 2020
Amy Schumer has revealed she has Lyme disease.
The comedian told fans she may have had it “for years” and asked for advice in a post on her Instagram account.
“Anyone get LYME this summer? I got it and I’m on doxycycline,” she wrote. “Any advice? Can you have a glass of wine or 2 on it? I know to stay out of the sun.”
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my first ever fishing pole. Anyone get LYME this summer? I got it and I’m on doxycycline. I have maybe had it for years. Any advice? Can you have a glass of wine or 2 on it? I know to stay out of the sun. I’m also taking these herbs from cape cod called lyme-2. Please comment or text me on my number in my bio. I also want to say that I feel good and am excited to get rid of it.
The Trainwreck actress, 39, reassured supporters she feels “good” and is “excited to get rid of” the disease.
She also shared a throwback photo of herself holding a fishing pole as a child.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can be spread to humans by infected ticks.
Early stage symptoms can include headaches, flu-like symptoms, joint pain and sometimes a rash that can look like a bullseye.
Most people with the disease get better after taking antibiotics, although this can take months for some, while a small number of people can have symptoms that last years.
Earlier this year, Justin Bieber said he had been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Singer Avril Lavigne is another high-profile name who has battled the disease, telling Billboard that it had left her struggling to get out of bed for two years.
Schumer has previously opened up about her health, describing her struggles with severe morning sickness while she was pregnant with son Gene David.