Amy Schumer reveals Lyme disease diagnosis

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  • Amy Schumer has revealed she's been living with Lyme disease. "I have maybe had it for years," she said.
  • Lyme disease is a recurrent inflammatory infection transmitted by ticks. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache and pain in the knees and other joints.
  • Amy reassured fans she's feeling "good". "[I] am excited to get rid of it," she said.


Amy Schumer took to Instagram on Tuesday, revealing she has Lyme disease.

According to Health24, Lyme disease is "an acute recurrent inflammatory infection transmitted by a tick-borne spirochete, Borrelia burgdorfi". Symptoms appear in recurrent episodes, lasting about a week, at intervals of one to several weeks declining over two to three years, and include fever, chills, headache and pain in the knees and other joints.

"My first ever fishing pole," the comedian wrote, sharing a throwback photo. "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."

She reassured fans saying: "I also want to say that I feel good and am excited to get rid of it."

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The 39-year-old isn't the first celebrity to reveal her diagnosis. Avril Lavigne, Bella Hadid and Justin Bieber have also spoken openly about their diagnosis.

Last year the Yummy singer took to Instagram sharing with fans he's had a "rough couple years" living with the disease. "It's not meth, it's Lyme disease," he said, referring to his appearance.

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