Going to doctor today- but terrified, help!(4 posts)
As I write this it is Monday at approx 2:30PM. I was 100% fine on Friday only 2 days ago, but spent time in a park for a few hours on Friday where I noticed mosquitoes and actually remember swatting a few off of me. By Saturday, I was itching a bit, and noticed a few bites on my upper arms and shoulder area and figured this was from the mosquitoes since I had been wearing a short sleeve shirt. Well by Sunday afternoon (yesterday), I was covered in what looked like bites/a rash all over my body from the hips upwards. Even my face and scalp are affected. I have approx 25-30 marks on my face, and my front torso must have about 40-50, and my back is covered with at least 50 bites as well. I have detected about 3 "bites" on my scalp because they swelled a bit. I have nothing on my legs or feet. I am at work now and going to the doctor in a couple hours but I am terrified. The weird thing is, on Saturday night I remember being very sluggish and lethargic after coming home from a VERY stressful day..I remember my heart racing and being extremely worried Saturday night. I actually had to take an Advil because I thought I might be getting a cold or flu and even had shivers. In fact, I have been under more stress than usual due to a seriously ill relative. Also, last night (Sunday night), I woke up at around 1AM completely drenched in sweat, to where I had to completely change my PJs. Not sure if that means anything but I found it very odd. Now I came in to work and look awful...my boss told me to make a doctor appointment asap. I will check for BB as soon as I get home, but can someone get bitten this horribly in one night? i don't know if these symptoms could be stress related or what. I don't even really itch at all...but they will itch if I rub or initiate scratching which I have been trying not to do. I literally went from zero symptoms to covered from the waist up within 24-36 hours. I'm scared.
You might have been a non-reactor that started to react. You might be experiencing something else. The doctor should be able to give you symptom relief. If there's a cause other than insect bites or external irritant, you're on your way to relief and treatment.
Do inspect your home for BB. Read our FAQ to get a good introduction.
Hope this helps.
Thank you for the reply. Went to the doctor and he said it might be a viral infection, and gave me a prescription for something and is doing blood work, etc. I also had a low grade fever which make the viral infection thing seem plausible. I came home and tore my bed apart- zero signs of bed bugs on pillow, pillow cases, sheets, blanket, mattress pad and mattress. If they're there, I can't see them at all. Even broke out the flashlight. All I found was lint here & there. But these 'bites' started to itch tonight (I dunno if that's psychological because they didn't itch prior to my doctor visit). Just looking at myself, I feel like these look just like mosquito/bug bites. I am so stressed out. These marks are all over my face and neck, in addition to my torso and back, so I don't even want to look in the mirror. I wasn't sure if it was possible to go from zero bites only 2 days ago, to being completely covered from my scalp to below my hip bone. I'm just scared and so sick about this
Just read your post...with the fever..and it happening so fast..it really sounds like a virus and then it got worse with the stress.
The following things make my sensitive skin worse: heat, night sweats (I'll wake up drenched and with what looks like hives), STRESS, STRESS, chemicals, etc.
You have a fever...get some rest...I hope you feel better soon. But, listen to your doctor vs. worrying about what we think...
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