The 25-year-old singer Justin Bieber said he had had a “rough couple of years” with the illness but now he’s getting the right treatment in instagram.
“While a lot of people kept saying justin Bieber looks like sh*t, on meth etc. they failed to realize I've been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy, and overall health. These things will be explained further in a docu series I'm putting on YouTube shortly.. you can learn all that I've been battling and OVERCOMING!! It's been a rough couple years but getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever NO CAP”
According to CDC, around 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported, and there have been debates on how this disease originated. Some say it all came from the leak of bio-weapon during the Cold War era (see Pentagon Ordered to Investigate: Ticks as Bioweapons? All about Lyme Disease.)
Signs of Lyme disease
Most people develop a distinctive red rash the shape of a circle with a ring around it between 3 and 30 days after they were bitten, which can vary in size significantly and can expand over the course of days or weeks.
However, that’s not true for one in three people who have Lyme disease. Some patients won’t develop a rash but experience flu-like symptoms, such as:
- A high temperature, or feeling hot and shivery
- Muscle and joint pain
- Tiredness and loss of energy
If left untreated, Lyme disease can develop really serious with multiple complications including problems in the nerve system and organs.
It’s not uncommon for doctors to misdiagnose a patient with Lyme disease because of its confusing symptoms. Some doctors may think it’s fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, but won’t think of Lyme disease.
If you have been bitten by a tick and developed the mentioned symptoms, don’t ignore your symptoms and remind your doctor about your experience. You are responsible for your own health, after all.