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Lessons from ME/CFS: Finding Meaning in the Suffering
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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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