This webpage discusses the topic that nobody wants to hear: "Am I crazy?". Well you're not! But there can be psychological problems that can make you more suspectible to physical ailments. When you are stressed, your body reacts by pumping out excess hormones such as adrenalin which can cause all sorts of strange symptoms. When you go through menopause or have a hormonal imbalance, all of these things affect your mind and your body.
It seems that when doctors don't know the answer, their response is that "it must be in your head"! That is so wrong in so many different ways. It's like going to a mechanic to have your car fixed and the mechanic doesn't know how to fix it so he disavows the problem and says that it is in your head. That makes no sense! Obvious there is a problem and the problem is that you feel that you are being bitten by bugs.
The real issue is finding out what is causing the symptoms. What you need is help in finding out what is causing the symptoms. Is it bugs, is it an allergy, is is a hormonal imbalance caused by stress, glands over-acting or under-performing. Go to your family doctor and get a full medical done with blood tests and urine tests to see if there are any signs that something is out of whack with your body. Tell the doctor that you want these tests to eliminate without any uncertainty. You are being pro-active and you owe it to yourself.
Medication that helped
Stress is a very powerful emotion and it can cause strange reactions in people. For some, taking medication does help. Here's a few comments about taking medication for stress that worked:
Histamines are what cause that itchy feeling - if you get bitten by a bug, it's the histamines that make it itch and swell up in reaction to the bug bite. Adrenalin is released to help combat the affect of histamines.
Adrenalin is the hormone that causes panic. If you have a sudden scare, it's the adrenalin rush that gives you that panicky hyperalert feeling. Random dumpings of adrenalin is what causes panic attacks in people with anxiety disorders - they've got too much adrenalin being dumped into their systems, and are in panic in situations that wouldn't cause other people to feel panic - because of the elevated adrenalin. I know this is long and drawn out, sorry.
I think you're really on to something - except it may be that your itchy elevated histamines are causing your anxiety, not that your anxiety is causing the itchyness. The itch is causing the adrenalin dumping.
What if it is histamines that are out of control and causing the bug biting feeling? Well, take an over the counter anti-histamine and see if the feeling goes away! That's a simple test to find out. Just realize that anti-histamines don't work immediately, they take up to an hour to take affect. There are many anti-histamine/anti-allergy medicines available.
Are you having other symptoms besides the feeling that "bugs are biting"? This is the time to be 100% honest with yourself.
Could these symptoms of bugs biting be part of a bigger picture? Take a look at 100% of "you" and see what else is going on in your life that could contribute to this problem. Maybe you need to talk to someone like a therapist or close friend to find out what is going on. Maybe you need to ask your friends and family about how you are doing. They may tell you stuff that you weren't aware of. It might not be pleasant or something that you don't want to hear but you need to know if you want to get rid of the symptoms of feels like bugs biting.
Online Stress Test
Take an online stress test provided by Psychology Today magazine and find out your stress level. The most important thing that you are doing, right now, is something about your problem. You are being pro-active, you are working to solve the problem. You are moving in the right direction and doing something positive. You will find a solution and you will get better!
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