Am I Crazy Or Is Something Biting Me?
Am I crazy or is something biting me?
About 2 weeks ago I started to feel itchy and like something was biting me. I looked all around my bedroom for bed bugs but sleep on an air mattress.
Could not find any bugs. I didn't see any bite marks, don't have a rash...nothing.
Then it started to get worse and now I see red dots, the size of a pin prick...so small you have to search for them.
I am constantly itchy and feel them biting me all hours of the day. I feel them at home, at work, at the movies...sometimes I don't feel anything, especially if I am busy and doing work, but right now when I am typing this email in my office at work I feel them all over.
Am I losing my mind?
I have a doctor's appointment scheduled for tomorrow. I am taking epsom salt baths at night, sprayed my room with bed bug, flea and mite spray. Spray my body down with epsom salt and tea tree oil and wait for it to dry so I can go to sleep at night.
PLEASE HELP ME!! My landlord scheduled an appointment with an exterminator but he won't be here for 10 days!
No, I seriously doubt you are crazy. ;~)
It definitely sounds like you are having a reaction to something in your environment. Here are some possibilities...
It could be an allergic reaction to something you've
eaten (but likely only if you are continuing to eat it in the last couple of weeks) or a new soap or detergent or some other chemical in a new product that you've recently been exposed to.
It could be that you ARE getting bitten by something like fleas or sand fleas or mites. Were you anywhere just prior to this experience where there were sand fleas? Some people have a delayed reaction long after they've been exposed. Strange, I know.
Another option is that you could have some type of internal parasite. Intestinal parasites can give you a pricking or biting sensation on your skin.
Perhaps the doctor will prescribe an antihistamine (or you can just get one over the counter) to help with the itching.
Careful with using too many bug sprays, etc., in an effort to get rid of invisible pests. You may end up just making yourself worse because of the chemicals and their effect on your immune system.
Since you already have the tea tree oil, you may want to put 15-20 drops in a spray bottle of water to spray around the place. That's a better option (and it smells good too).
I always like to boost my immune system with probiotics (good bacteria) to help it fight off whatever is ailing me. You may want to do the same.
Let us know what the doctor says once you've seen him/her. To your good health!