On Thanksgiving I went to my moms house and I have to tell you I was a little concerned. It had been quite a while since I had been to her house, she comes to our house more often. She has pets and I know that is not a good mix for me and had a bad experience the last time I was there. Well, we were there for 4 hours or so and I felt nothing the whole time we were there. When I came home I immediately took a shower (made the kids all change their into their PJ’s) and we settled in for the evening. We always watch the Wizard of Oz on Thanksgiving night, it’s a family tradition.
After a few hours had passed, I felt the stinging in my skin, the biting and some itching. By the time I had looked at my stomach I was broke out in those red bite marks and hives like crazy. My skin looked terrible. It felt more like an allergic reaction more than mites, but it could have been either and I really suspect it’s pet related. I know many of you know my thoughts on pets, I believe they play a big role in this mess. In fact, on LymeBusters I once asked how many worked at veterinarians offices and there were a huge number that did.
For a brief moment panic swept over me, but I said, nope, I’m not doing that. After the kids went to bed I sat with my far infrared pad on for a few hours (the one I purchased through Dr. Staninger). And then before bed I used some of Trisha’s skin care suite, specifically the green bar that is kind of greasy, not the one you use in the shower. I covered my stomach in it and other areas that were effected and went to bed. By morning I looked better but to be honest it took about a week for my skin to look normal again. I think the green greasy bar from Trisha’s suite helped a lot and so did the FIR pad.
Now, my moms house did have mold issues which were fixed recently, but I have experienced this same thing when riding in a car of a co-worker that has pets and the pet wasn’t even in the car at the time. However, pet hair was everywhere. Now I never ride in anybodies car but my own.
I called somebody and explained my predicament to them and said what do you think it could be, mites, the mold, what? Nobody else experienced this and many people were there, including all of my children and wife. He explained it like this. Sometimes a person dies from a bee sting, but it’s not the bee sting itself that kills them, it’s the bodies reaction to it that actually kills them. For some reason, a Morgellons patient’s body is out of kilter, and my body reacted to something, perhaps the mold, pet dander, or mites that live on pets in an inappropriate manner.
Anyway, it was a very unpleasant week for me. And my four day weekend which I was longing for turned out to be an ugly reminder that Morgellons is crouching at my door wishing to devour me, even still. At one point everyday was like the above but even worse, the crawling and biting were terrible, at times I felt what felt like big movement under my skin, that was horrible, at one point I had it really bad in my testicles, but the heating pad seemed to rid me of that, good thing we’ve had all our kids already 😉
Anyway, I just wanted you to know that even though for the most part my symptoms are very slight if noticeable at all there are times when I have a major bout. I know the above probably sounds like a minor reaction but it was really like a pretty major relapse if only for a week.
Now, my problem is we are supposed to go there for Christmas, and I’m not sure what I’m going to do. I think I’m going to call my mom and explain it to her (I’ve told her I have this) and to be honest, I’m still not as well off as I was before I went there for Thanksgiving and it’s just very unhealthy for me to go there.