reveals she was diagnosed with Lyme disease: 'I have maybe had it for years'

"Trainwreck" actress has Lyme disease.

The comedian, 39, revealed her health battle Tuesday on Instagram, sharing a photo of herself as a young girl holding "my first ever fishing pole."

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Schumer then asked her more than 10 million followers if anyone else got Lyme disease "this summer" before noting, "I have maybe had it for years."

PHOTO: Amy Schumer attends a charity event in New York, Nov. 12, 2019. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images, FILE)

PHOTO: Amy Schumer attends a charity event in New York, Nov. 12, 2019. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images, FILE)

PHOTO: attends a charity event in New York, Nov. 12, 2019. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images, FILE)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium transmitted to humans via infected tick bites. Common symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue and a skin rash. Without treatment, infection can spread to the joints, heart and the nervous system. Most cases can be successfully treated with antibiotics over the course of a few weeks.

Schumer also revealed she is taking doxycycline, a drug typically used to treat Lyme disease. "I also want to say that I feel good and am excited to get rid of it," she said.

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The "Expecting Amy" star is the latest celebrity to reveal she has Lyme disease, joining the likes of Avril Lavigne, Shania Twain, Kelly Osbourne and the mother-daughter duo of Yolanda Hadid and Bella Hadid.

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Earlier this year, Justin Bieber announced he too was battling Lyme disease.

Schumer married husband Chris Fischer in 2018. The couple welcomed their first child, son Gene, in 2019.

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