Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner’s wife Crystal Harris has been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Harris has appealed her fans to get tested for the condition – which can affect the skin, joints, heart, and nervous system – after learning she had contracted it without realising.
“If you have EVER GONE HIKING, please get tested for #LymeDisease… I was diagnosed a few days ago and have a long road ahead of me. Supposedly you get it from ticks but I have absolutely no recollection of being bit or having a rash or ANYTHING.
“…The symptoms are vast and when it has been left untreated for a long time can turn into MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Dementia and ALS.
“Symptoms can range from sore muscles, sore back, sore neck, anxiety, fatigue, heart palpitations, muscle twitches, bladder pain, vision or hearing problems, swollen lymph nodes,
flu like symptoms, brain fog, memory problems(sic).”
Harris, who married the media mogul in December 2012, is relieved to have a diagnosis after years of being told it was “all in her head” and feeling like a “hypochondriac”.
“It is a disease so many people are living with and is becoming an epidemic. I always thought I was a hypochondriac.”