Former Stern Show guest Debby Gibson battling Lyme Disease

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    [​IMG]Debbie Gibson isn't just a pop star. For the past year, she's also been a patient.
    Gibson, who is best known for her '80s songs such as "Only in My Dreams" and "Shake Your Love," revealedon her blog Wednesday that she's been diagnosed with Lyme disease. The singer, 43, wrote that she decided to disclose her condition because people were commenting on the weight loss it had caused following performances she gave in Chile earlier this month.
    "Amidst the posts online celebrating the wonderful concerts in Santiago, I would come across comments about my weight and appearance," Gibson wrote. "Some were just plain mean and ignorant. I want to urge you all… NEVER JUDGE… ANYONE! You never know what someone is going through. These comments hurt the people writing them… not me."
    Gibson explained that she began experiencing the symptoms of the tick-borne illness in the spring of 2013. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention receives about 30,00 reports of Lyme disease cases each year in the United States. In cases where it's caught early, Lyme disease is quickly cured. However, the symptoms can be severe while they last, as Gibson has discovered.
    "I found I could not touch sugar, starch, caffeine, certain oils, etc., without having a severe reaction that felt like jolts of electricity running through my body. I felt like a live wire. Talk about 'Electric Youth!'" she wrote, referring to the name of her hit 1989 album.

    Gibson also described enduring nerve pain, fatigue, and back pain as she continued to battle the scale. Doctors were testing her for "everything under the sun," but no one could determine the culprit.
    "I just kept resting and meditating and eating a ton of protein and fat to try to keep weight on… egg yolks, red meat, you name it!" she noted. "But the weight kept failing off and I had a gaunt and 'spinewy' look and felt extremely fragile as well as emotional and depressed. I could barely walk. I started feeling numbness and tingling in my hands and feet, which is very disconcerting for a pianist and dancer to say the least. Night sweats, chills, fever, nerve tremors, nightmares, and migraine headaches were at a fever pitch without a minute of relief.
    "Somewhere along the way, my body could no longer tolerate the amount of fat I was eating," she continued. "If there is any doubt that starch and sugar and grains is what keeps weight on, I had confirmation. At times, my boyfriend would insist I eat some pasta and butter, even though I did not feel great doing it. 'You need to gain weight,' he would say. My spine was frail and unprotected. He was right. So, when I had a few days to deal with the discomfort, I would purposely eat things that would 'stick to my ribs' so to speak."


     
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    Howard says she needs to lose 10 pounds.
     
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    she'll do anything to get back into the LYMElight.
     
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    On Long Island this Disese is really prevelent so I ain't suprised by it all she need good Medicine.
     
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    where on long island are you?
     
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    i thought they just gave you massive doses of doxicycline for that?
     
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    Robin does not have lyme disease for sure.:jj:
     
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    She's too tired to shake anyone's love anymore.
     
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    Shes starting to look like a dude
     
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    Maybe she should've drunk DDT like her boyfriend :dontknow:
     
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    in this photo she looks like Jared Leto in a dress.
     
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    Doing Playboy sure did wonders for her career.
     
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    its good to see that Debbie isn't letting the lyme disease keep her from dressing up to go out dancing

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    It's "DebORah", not "Debbie," remember that. :grad: