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Been ill 17rs and I went to Spain 3 months ago and got 3/4 bites that I think were sand flies. Since then I have had old symptoms flare, had 2 cold/flu type episodes, aching joints/muscle and extremely tired etc. Am I being paranoid that it's with these bites? Peeved off.