Pregnant, Bites on Arms & Legs, Paranoid, Ashamed - Can't find ANY bedbugs! HELP(2 posts)
O.K! I have OCD tendencies and I am honestly not able to cope with this right now. I have been getting bitten for the past few weeks on my arms, legs, feet, ankles, back, back of arms, behind knee-caps and I cannot figure out for the life of me what is biting me!!
I have combed the internet for resources on possible bites and they have al led me to bed bugs, but I cannot find them. I have searched high and low, I do not sleep at night because I can't stop looking for them. I threw out a brand new couch because I thought it was infested (without proof).. I can't stop scartching, I am getting scars on my legs, feet and arms..
Its summer time and I have honestly been in my house, ashamed to go anywhere since the beginning of June.. it is now the end of july!!.. I am crying, emotional, pregnant, I have severe allergies so its driving me nuts..
I could not attend a job interview because I am full of bites, I have not gone to the beach r to parks with friends, I only go out at night now.. I cant go visit friends because I do not want to pass them along, also nobody is coming by..
I am on social assistance so I cannot afford treatment or new furniture and clothes.. It is like 30-40 degrees outside and I have to wear long sleeves and pants to hide the marks..
There is other people in the home, nobody!! has gotten bitten but me, and everyone is always bouncing from bed to bed to couch etc.. We have a dog, he is not being bothered, nor do we see him searching for them ( he is a great bug finder)
I have gotten to a point where I feel like I am going insane, I keep scratching, i keep feeling things bite me only to look n find nothing there, I am scratching so much it hurts... But mostly I am afraid because I am falling into a deep depression and cant get out of it, I spend HOURS!!! every day and night trying to find them and/or I throw massive amounts of things out.... I am ready to sogn myself to a psyc ward because i dont know what to do.. I cant talk to anyone about it because I dont want to lose what social supports I have left...
I have included images that I took today of my body parts, I think they look like bed bug bites but again, I am obsessing about this WAY TOOO MUCH and can't focus..
PLEASE, PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME.. SERIOUSLY.. I AM $@&#( LOSING IT... :(
You can't diagnose bed bugs from skin reactions. These could be bed bug bites or could have another cause. If they are bed bugs, they are probably biting others at home who may not react to bites.
You need to find bed bugs, feces, or cast skins in order to be sure the cause is bed bugs.
If you rent, depending where you live, it may be the landlord's responsibility to treat. Please do not throw anything else out. In most cases, it isn't necessary.
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