Kelly Osbourne and the Long-Term Struggle with Lyme Disease Symptoms in Humans [VIDEO]
British singer-songwriter, fashion designer, and actress, Kelly Osbourne, revealed that she suffered from exhausting and debilitating symptoms for over a decade before doctors diagnosed her with Lyme disease.
Kelly Osbourne, who is set to release her memoir entitled, "There Is No F*cking Secret: Letters From A Badass B*tch," said that she was bitten by a tick in 2004 and for the next ten years, she has suffered from long-term travelling pains, she shared with an interview in the U.S. Weekly.
In 2013, Osbourne had a seizure and was diagnosed with epilepsy, but doctors could not seem to find an effective treatment for her. She suffered from terrible sore throats to stomachaches. After a series of misdiagnosis, Osbourne felt like a vegetable, consuming too many pills that are not really working.
Philip Battiade, an alternative health practitioner, had an appointment with Osbourne and she told him that she is worried she might have Lyme disease. Tests were made and in 2014, the evaluations revealed that Osbourne had stage III neurological Lyme disease, the Women's Health Magazine shared in an article.
Lyme disease symptoms in humans tend to be common and overlooked and it is possible to have symptoms for a period of time and still wonder what they are due from, Jennifer Caudle, a board-certified family medicine physician and assistant and professor in the Department of Medicine at the Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine said.
Long-term Lyme disease symptoms in humans overlap with other conditions like joint pains, fever, and rash, Caudle said. Experts suggest to always being on the lookout if you have been bitten by ticks during outdoor hikes.
The CDC offers guidelines on how to remove a tick and if one starts to feel ill after a tick bite, it is advised to seek medical help as soon as possible to prevent further problems.