US actress and comedian Amy Schumer has revealed on her Instagram account that she was diagnosed with Lyme disease last month.
The 39-year-old entertainer said she may have had the condition “for years.” She added: “Anyone get Lyme this summer? I got it and I’m on doxycycline.” Schumer – who became a mum last year – then asked: “Any advice? Can you have a glass of wine or two on it? I know to stay out of the sun.”
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The well-known comedian and actress in films such as Trainwreck and I Feel Pretty, then asked followers for advice about living with Lyme: “Any advice? …. 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.”
Common for Lyme disease to go undetected
As many of us know who live with Lyme disease, it’s common for it to go undetected – sometimes for years. In her Instagram post, Schumer didn’t offer up any more details about her symptoms and diagnosis, or why she thought she’s had Lyme disease for years. But this is what happens many times.
Because people are often infected with Lyme disease with a tick bite, because the ticks that transmit Lyme disease are very small, their bites can sometimes go unnoticed. As symptoms can be milder in the earlier stages of the disease, it is not uncommon for people to discover they have Lyme disease but they were infected years earlier.
So Schumer’s case isn’t that unusual. She gave birth to her first child, with husband Chris Fischer, in May of last year. We hope everything is going well for Schumer’s diagnosis and that’s she’s getting the best treatment for her Lyme disease.