The past few weeks have been very hot with several days having a heat advisory. I drive over an hour every day with no air conditioning and my windows rolled down, but have air conditioning in my home and workplace. I've been drinking at least 16 oz of water a day. The past few days (not necessarily the hottest days we've had), I've been feeling a bit sick to my stomach and very weak. Yesterday I experienced a great deal of temperature changes beginning with perfect, to very hot, to extremely cold (in a movie theater). Today I've been feeling very week and fatigued and I feel strongly that I have a fever, but I don't feel warm to anyone else and I don't have a fever (highest temperature reading was 99). I also got quite light-headed and had a minor headache, possibly due to lack of food but am not hungry (which is a bit unusual for me). Any idea what this could be or how to fix it?
you could have had a heat stroke. if you ever have one the chances of ot happening again are greater. drink gator ade and lots of water. you should check with your doctor. it could be something more serious. gloria789
okay, so about 5-7 years ago, I used to have a terrible problem with these invisible bugs - I went to a dermatologist and they were totally unhelpful - she, like others have mentioned in this thread, recommended I went to see psychiatrist...
the problem/reality is - two other people, at the time, said "I feel something crawling in your bed" - (eventually, it got so bad, I couldn't see any girls or invite them over because I kept everything, including my bed, in plastic, so I could keep washing it before bedtime)...with the objective verification from other people, I knew the problem wasn't just my brain making things up - and thus a psychological problem
now, after not having symptom for nearly 5-7 years, I have started using a carpet again that was at my old apt (I think this maybe the source - although I find it hard to believe that anything could live that period of time with non-usage) - and now I'm starting to feel the mites/bugs again...it's just in its initial stages, so I want, this time, to get rid of them before they infect my entire living space (my roomate doesn't know/can't feel anything yet)...and I really don't want to move out of this apt - what I had to do last time to get rid of them...
I don't have any bite marks/welts....I do get itching though - but I can feel them crawl on my skin all day long -
as with other members in this thread - I used to be able to stand in front of a mirror and watch my hair (which is where they seem to concentrate) move without any external contact...
I have been drinking quite heavily over the last 2 months or so - so I'm wondering if this is a possible side effect from withdrawl or dehydration (I smoke too)...but in the past, as I mentioned, other people have said (2 others) that there is "something moving in your bed) -
the last time I encountered this, it lasted for years - I kept everything in plastic bags, my bed included, washed everything everyday, used Permethrin (A LOT - which isn't a good idea because its toxic) - but I couldn't get rid of them....
please help - I really don't want to lose this apt or infect my roomate - I don't want to suffer through this nightmare again
In the chance that it is not an infestation, there are genuine reasons for the feeling of things crawling on you (formications) from something other than insects or parasites.
The first thing I would suggest is throwing out the rug you just resumed using, just in case it is infested with some kind of bug.
The second thought I had is that perhaps there is some kind of chemical in something that touches your skin frequently, such as your mattress, sheets, pillows, clothes, towels, or other furniture. You could have a sensitivity to this chemical, as could your guests who also noticed it.
You might want to ease off on permethrin on a regular basis. Too much of a good thing can become a problem. I am confident than any insecticide in too great a quantity can be harmful.
Take a look at your detergent and personal care products to see what is in them. There are some very questionable chemicals in many of the products we put on our skin. In the U.S., chemical companies are not required to prove a chemical is safe before they put it in our soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, etc.
There is a group called the Environmental Working Group and they put out a list called The Dirty Dozen of chemicals you should avoid. When I went through our cabinets and bathrooms, three quarters of our products had one or more of these chemicals in them! Now, I read labels, and I won't buy a product with one of them.
There are also some food sensitivites that can manifest themselves as itching. Have you changed your diet recently?
The last though I have is that chronic itching can also indicate a liver problem. Since you indicate you have been drinking heavily the last 2 months, you should see a doctor and get your liver checked out ASAP. There are blood tests they can run to see how it's performing. You need your liver to last your whole life, so don't delay on this!
Smoking can also be very toxic for the liver, as well as many other organs in the body, including the lungs, kidney, bladder, heart, and brain. Some people's systems are better than others at filtering out excessive toxins, but perhaps yours is struggling.
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