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Insect bites ( or lack of them)

 
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Do you have more or less trouble with mosquito bites now compared with before your MC symptopms began?
I get more bites now.
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
I get more bites now, but they don't seem to affect me as much as they did before.
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
I get about the same number of bites as I did before.
45%
 45%  [ 5 ]
I get about the same number of bites as I did before, but they don't seem to affect me as much as they did before.
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
I get fewer bites now.
18%
 18%  [ 2 ]
I get fewer bites now and they don't seem to affect me as much as they did before.
27%
 27%  [ 3 ]
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Greengoddess
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:44 am    Post subject: Insect bites ( or lack of them) Reply with quote

Before I began my regimen, GF etc, I used to get bitten by mossies with dire consequences. Now I find they don't like me me much and if I do get bitten there is no swelling or cellulitis of any consequence. Does anyone know why?
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, dairy, soy, veggies, fruits, fodmaps, spices,sugar, nightshade plants, artificial dyes and flavorings

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe less yeast or something that those little vampires crave? I'd call that one a blessing.
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Corn, Rice, Oat, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Potato (Nightshades), Almonds, Cashews, Nuts/Seeds, Chicken, Beef, Tuna, Pork, Coconut, Asparagus, Avocado, Fiber + Still Finding Out!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hear, hear! Greengoddess, like you, mosquitoes and biting insects have always loved me! A feeling NOT reciprocated! I'd get bitten and bitten and the bites would swell ... while others around me weren't touched. Why? Haven't been out enough since MC and changes to notice, but hopeful same will hold true. Agree with Brenda, it must be a difference in the chemical make-up of our bodies (and blood), perhaps less sugar, less yeast, less carbohydrate, something that makes you less appealing probably by smell to the little beasts!!

Feels good to chalk one up on the "positives/benefits" side of the MC chart, doesn't it? Very interesting observation!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting that idea about yeast! I bet they don't like the spray on magnesium at all!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've noticed the same thing. And when I do get bit, I don't itch and swell up nearly as much. In the past, I would be miserable for at least a week. Now, a mild reaction for a day or two, easily managed with an antihistamine cream, is all that happens. My theory is that as we heal, the levels of inflammation in our body go down, and we aren't as liable to have an over-reaction to a bite. I bet that I still get bitten as often, but don't react nearly as much.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad this is A topic now maybe we should do A poll.
Ever since my dx of MC I have noticed that the mosquitoes will buzz around me but they will not bite me I have joked about it to my DW
telling her they are afraid of my MC and wont bite shrug

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is like every bug in the world is attracted to me. Cannot walk outside without bugs attacking my ankles and legs. It was never like this in the past. No matter how much repellant I spray, it does no good. I have repeatedly sprayed my front porch, thinking it would help so that there would be "safe areas" I could sit or stand. I still have bugs attacking my legs. I have decided I cannot go outside. Bugs follow me inside also.
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