Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Amber Marchese has revealed that she has Lyme disease. “I was officially diagnosed last week,” she shared in a new interview.
“About two weeks ago, I had flu-like symptoms which included a low grade fever, headache, aches, chills, join pain and awful neck pain,” she recalled. “I posted my condition on social media and a friend suggested I get tested for Lyme disease. She shared with me her struggles with Lyme disease and we shared many of the same symptoms.”
Amber is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and said she requested she be tested at her oncologist’s office.
“I am very fortunate as I caught it so early that no treatment is necessary,” she told ET. “But we are going to monitor it.”
“If I thought about the joint pain, then the pain increased. When I ignored it, got my butt to the gym, it went away,” she explained. “I believe in the power of the mind. You are sick if you want to be sick, you are well if you want to be well. That is just the way I choose to live my life.”
“I feel really blessed that I caught it before it is too late,” she shared. “I know so many people suffering from this disease and it sounds horrific.”
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