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Amy Schumer’s shock health diagnosis

“I maybe had it for years.”
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Like the natural comedian she is, Amy Schumer manages to find humour in all life situations, even the unsavoury ones (looking at you, extreme morning sickness and ugly maternity underwear). Her recent health battles are no exception.

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Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the 39-year-old actress made a heartfelt confession, while sharing a sweet snap of her younger self with a fishing rod in hand.

In the caption, Amy admitted that she’s recently been diagnosed with Lyme Disease, a debilitating infection caused by a bacteria that is transmitted through tick bites.

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Amy (pictured) as a youngster with her first fishing rod. Instagram (@amyschumer)

“My first ever fishing pole. Anyone get LYME this summer? I got it and I’m on doxycycline,” Amy wrote, in a matter-of-fact way.

“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 added, asking her followers to weigh in with their own tips and experiences with the condition.

“Please comment or text me on my number in my bio.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, early symptoms of Lyme Disease can vary but most often include a ‘bulls-eye’ rash that’s warm to the touch, fatigue, headaches, body aches, a stiff neck and swollen lymph nodes.

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Amy (right) and her one-year-old son, Gene (left) Instagram (@amyschumer)

Weeks or months later (especially if left untreated), joint pain can occur, along with paralysis and neurological problems such as numbness of the face and impaired muscle movement.

In extreme cases, Lyme Disease can affect your hearing and vision and cause inflammation of the heart and brain.

Thankfully though, most patients will notice an improvement in their symptoms after a few weeks of antibiotics – including Amy, who stated she is taking the prescription drug doxycycline.

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Yolanda (left) and Bella Hadid (right) have reportedly been diagnosed with Lyme disease. (Credit: Getty)

“I also want to say that I feel good and am excited to get rid of it,” Amy added.

The I Feel Pretty star is the latest celebrity to speak out about being diagnosed with Lyme Disease, following Justin Bieber, Yolanda and Bella Hadid, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Osbourne.

Amy has been married to her husband Chris Fischer since 2018. The couple welcomed their first child together, a son called Gene David, in May 2019.

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Amy (right) has been married to her husband Chris Fischer (left with baby Gene) since 2018. (Credit: Getty)

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