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Can You Come for a Visit? My ME/CFS Says No
My daughter and son-in-law just had a baby last week. We are thrilled. But we won't be able to see the baby or hold her any time soon. We won't be able to take over little gifts or help out with housework or babysitting.
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Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by davidfibdou, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. davidfibdou

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    someone please tell me this is normal but I noticed something really weird last week. I live in Miami and all my friends that come over my house always get bit by mosquitoes or anything flying in the air almost immediatlely. I never get bit by anything... I can be out in the yard all day and the little suckers never want my blood... my girlfriend told me they can smell blood... I wonder why they don't want mine and want all my friends that are healthy.
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    David, it's a guarantee that if there is a mosquito around I'm the one who is going to be bitten. :aghhh:
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    I read somewhere that everybody gets bitten, but not everyone reacts to the bite with itching, swelling etc. This may explain it.
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    They have proven that there are different things that increase the risk of being bitten. They look for CO2 and body heat, some have said it's blood type (which I think has been disproven).

    My youngest son and I can be the only ones in a group of dozens to get bit. And not just once. I can have 20-30 bites in as many minutes. Everyone else won't have a single bite.

    My eldest son? It's unbelievably rare how often he gets bit. He can be outside a dozen times a day (he smokes) and he'll get bit once every four or five years.

    Me? I'm rarely outside except to go from one place to another. But I'll be bit a dozen times a month- often from mosquitos that manage to get into the house. :-(

    At least my youngest isn't allergic to the bites like I am.
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    When my daughter was about 9 she got a bite on her neck that swelled to about 6" across. The ped. had no idea what happened, but he took pix to show to his buds. I don't remember if he prescribed anything, but it did go down and she didn't get sick.

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