It's been 5 months(4 posts)
Since I had the vikane down and moved into my new place. I finally cannot make out any place where I had been previously bitten when I take a hot shower or sweat from physical activity. I thought some of you may want to for yourself. It's really only been about 3 weeks that I've noticed I no longer have any red spots after showering.
I've got to say even with my posts about being BB free I really wasn't sure they were gone until recently. It really bugged me (pun intended) that I was still seeing spots on my body after a hot shower or doing something physical and sweating. They always appeared in the places and spots where I had been bitten before. So for me it would appear it took 5 months for the old bites to finally fade away.
I've read some other posts about the failure of vikane. I can say for me it was succesful although my truck was only half full and packed loosely.
Congrats and best wishes to you. Totally stressful and to some traumatizing, but it's good that you know and feel safe to say that it's over. I agree it takes a while for your body and mind to settle down. Some more than others. Just remember, every bite you get from now on isn't a bed bug bite. (I've actually found a dead mosquito in my family room in mid Jan of last year!) Best wishes to you and enjoy the upcoming Holidays.
Ivebeenbugged, that is so terrific! Thanks for writing a positive story for the board, it is so helpful to the rest of us. I especially like the part about how your bites reacted after a shower, mine do that and I had wondered what is up with that. It is good to know that you did that also for awhile. Thanks and may you stay bbugfree forever!
thanks for the good news. Question: were the post-shower reactions itchy? bumpy? blotchy? The dogs gave me the all clear but I am still itchy. It's been about 6 weeks now since my last treatment.
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