Thalia’s life took an unexpected turn ten years ago. Right during the last months of her first pregnancy, she felt that something was wrong. Severe fatigue, constant pains, and excessive sweating were the red flags that led her to take action. After four lab tests, she finally had her diagnosis: Lyme disease. Since then,Tommy Mottola's wife has aimed daily to take care of her health and take the correct measures to keep her safe.
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One simple bite of an infected tick is enough to trigger the disease, so Thalia takes all kinds of precautions when she and her family go into forested areas, since it is in that type of habitat where those parasites abound. Known for giving fans an inside look at her life on social media, the No Me Acuerdo singer shared a video in which she shows how she applie her tick repellent!
“Today we have to be outdoors and that's why I use this spray to fight ticks, so we put on a lot,” the artist, who has two children with music producer Tommy Mottola, explains in the clip.
Thalia takes every opportunity to ask her fans to raise awareness about Lyme disease. Four months ago, the artist joined the Lyme Disease Challenge and invited her followers to learn about this condition and to show their support to those who suffer from it. The hilarious challenge was a bit sour, to say the least – it was to suck a lemon and share a pic on social media. “May is the month to raise awareness about Lyme disease, but for me it is a topic to talk about all year round. So we invite you to bite a lemon and share information about this disease.”
Thalia was honored in 2015 by the Lyme Global Alliance because of her hard work to raise awareness about Lyme disease
Thalia also talked about her current condition regarding Lyme. “I got sick twelve years ago. Now I feel fantastic thanks to the treatments I have followed, a healthy life change, healthy eating, exercise, and a positive mind.”
The artist added that, due to lack of information, Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed as a host of other illnesses. “It's like a silent epidemic called ‘the great impersonator’," she explained, "because it can be confused with lupus, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia, among many others.”