Amy Schumer reveals she has Lyme disease: 'I have maybe had it for years'

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Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY
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Amy Schumer reveals she has Lyme disease: 'I have maybe had it for years'
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Amy Schumer is sharing a health update: She has Lyme disease.

The comedian and actress, 39, revealed her diagnosis on Instagram Tuesday by way of a childhood picture with her "first ever fishing pole."

"Anyone get LYME this summer? I got it and I’m on doxycycline," Schumer wrote. "I have maybe had it for years."

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness transmitted through the bite of an infected, black-legged deer tick, according to The Mayo Clinic.

Symptoms can include a rash, accompanied by fever, chills, fatigue, body aches, headache, neck stiffness and swollen lymph nodes. If untreated, later symptoms can include joint pain and neurological problems. Treatment involves antibiotics.

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Although Schumer assured her fans that she "feels good," she asked her followers for "any advice" to "get rid of it" and treat her illness.

"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 wrote. "Please comment or text me on my number in my bio."

Schumer joins a growing list of celebrities who have opened up about battling Lyme disease, including Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Shania Twain, Kelly Osbourne, Alec Baldwin and Yolanda Hadid.

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Amy Schumer shares IVF struggles in social media post.
Amy Schumer shares IVF struggles in social media post.

Schumer has been transparent about her health struggles online. In 2019, the "I Feel Pretty" star was plagued by hyperemesis gravidarum, or severe morning sickness, during her pregnancy with son Gene.

Schumer welcomed Gene in May 2019 with husband Chris Fischer.

In January, she also solicited advice on Instagram for undergoing 'emotional' IVF treatment.

"I’m a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional. If anyone went through it and if you have any advice or wouldn’t mind sharing your experience with me please do," Schumer wrote alongside a photo of her bare stomach covered in bruises. "My number is in my bio. We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling."

Contributing: Rasha Ali

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