Bedbug bites slowly going insane :'((5 posts)
last week I posted a question about these itchy red bumps that I wasn't sure what they were. they were on my ankles legs and shoulders. I explained my grandad had past away a week previous and we had to clear his flat out of his things. He had recently been fumigated for bed bugs and we thought it was all okay again so we bought his bed back to our place, I then started getting more and more bites and alot of people on here suggested bed bugs. My mum then went and inspected the bed and one two bed bugs, one dead and one alive. we got the place fumigated on tuesday and they are set to return back again for a second session.
I am still getting these red bumps ive discovered two more tonight one on on arm and one on my chest breast area. Could these be bites that happens awhile back as I've read that bed bug bites sometimes don't show themsevles untill later on.
it's really getting me down alot as I've come out in so many, now on my neck, back, and arm, it's actually reducing me to tears. Im trying to come to terms with the loss of my grandad and now having to deal with this also
just wanted to have some reasurence please as it's really upsetting me alot
Passing hugs and love along to you in your time of sadness. This problem can reduce a sane rational happy person to a quivering crying mess, and if you have anything else on top of it, it just makes it 10x worse.
I really hope you get it all sorted out. I'm sorry for your loss *hugs again*
I just want you to know that you're not alone in feeling like you can't even take it anymore. I just went through 3 months of absolute hell involving a break up, health problems, financial disasters, you name it. Then, on top of it, I got back from my trip to Argentina (that was also a complete disaster) and I now am pretty certain I have the bed bugs as well. I was exposed at a hostel and despite what I thought were cautious efforts to protect myself, I am now waking up with bites every morning. I can't find any actual bugs and I can't go through with treatment until I have proof. In the mean time, I can't sleep because I just know I have them. We will get through this. These bastards won't get us down. At least, that's what I keep telling myself!! One day, we will talk about how we HAD bed bugs, in the past tense.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Most bed bug problems take more than one treatment, so I suspect you are still being bitten, though it's true the reactions are usually delayed. The length of delay seems to vary depending on the individual (days, hours, even weeks in some cases, if people react at all).
You should have fewer bed bugs after the first treatment, but do have that second treatment.
In some cases, it may take more than two, but don't worry about that right now. You probably have not had them long, if they came from the bed, and that's a good thing, because they may be less likely to have spread around, which makes them harder to eliminate. And you did not self-treat which can spread them.
Did they tell you what they used to treat your home? They may have left a list of chemicals and where they were applied. If so, maybe you can tell us.
Also, did the person who did the treatment carefully inspect the bed and remove all the bugs and eggs? This is important.
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I too have been plagued by the wretched bedbugs. It is truly amazing how they can hide then come out and bite and then go back to business as usual. I moved into a new apartment and also purchased new furniture. I have been dealing with this for a month and a half. I have come very close to tears but I get strong and tell my self that a stupid bug is not going to put me lower on the food chain. or take my sanity or my quality of life. so thus the fight continues and I take it one day at a time. and if need be one bug at a time. so I completely get the going insane part of all of this believe me. not fun and i didnt ask for it nor did i cause it.
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