Amy Schumer Reveals She Has Lyme Disease
Amy Schumer revealed that she’s been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
The comic opened up on Instagram about it alongside a throwback photo with her “first ever fishing pole.”
“Anyone get LYME this summer? I got it and I’m on doxycycline,” she wrote. “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,” she continued, asking followers to comment with their own experience with Lyme disease. “I also want to say that I feel good and am excited to get rid of it.”
For those who don’t know, Lyme disease is a potentially debilitating infection caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted through the bite of an infected blacklegged tick.
Early symptoms could include headaches, flu-like symptoms, joint pain, fatigue and sometimes a rash. Late stage symptoms 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.
Take care of yourself, Amy!