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Mosquito Bite Illness Lasting for Years

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 26, 2010
  • 03:48 PM

Five years ago, while at search and rescue training in Northern CA, another volunteer and I were bit numerous times by mosquitoes. In fact, we were absolutely covered with mosquitoes. Within a week, both of us became very ill with severe flu-like symptoms. We both had a high fever, severe headache, nausea, vertigo, extreme weakness, photosensitivity, irritability, sore throat, stiff neck, swollen glands, and body aches. The acute stage lasted about three weeks, but both of us remained exhausted, nauseated and weak for well over a year. It was almost impossible to walk across the street to the mailbox without collapsing. The effects on our lives were devastating.

We both slowly recovered but still have episodes, usually brought on by overwork, lack of sleep, or illness, once or twice a year. Each of us saw doctors who tested us for Lyme, West Nile, and other diseases. All blood tests were negative. After no obvious causes could be pinpointed, both our doctors diagnosed us with the catch all of Chronic Fatigue.

Both Western Equine Encephalitis and St. Luis Encephalitis have been found in mosquitoes and many carrier birds in the area. Our symptoms mirror SLE, but nowhere in the literature are indications of reoccurring episodes.

Any suggestions?

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  • The acute stage lasted about three weeks, but both of us remained exhausted, nauseated and weak for well over a year. It was almost impossible to walk across the street to the mailbox without collapsing. The effects on our lives were devastating. We both slowly recovered but still have episodes, usually brought on by overwork, lack of sleep, or illness, once or twice a year. Thou i havent heard of either of those two mosquito illnesses as causing chronic fatigue syndrome.. it does sound like mild CFS. Symptoms coming back after body stressors be it overwork, lack of sleep or illness is one of the symptoms of CFS. CFS is often triggered off by some kind of illness to start with... so your history fits that pattern. Ross River Virus (a mosquito borne virus with different symptoms to what you described thou) triggers off CFS in 10% who get it. I suggest to get yourselves tested for XMRV or MLV's once the American government has approved tests for it (they are working on it right now) as that may be also featuring in your case (the virus may be working in conjunction with other viruses).
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 27, 2010
    • 02:24 PM
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  • The acute symptoms were similar with the ones of an acute infection (like a strong flue)But nobody can ever tell what kind of infection it was nor is that important for healing/recovering from the disease.A diagnosis might be important in alopathy, since alopathy treat certain disease and not the patient in disease. But with other kind of medicineyou don't need to know that (acupunture, homeopathy)If you ask a homeopath the acute symptomes related above would have been easely eliminated with Belladonna, Rhus or some other homeopathic remedy given right away and the long term effect of that infection would have probably never appeared after a correct homeopathic treatment.The symptoms afterwards would have been covered by another homeopathic remedy .If you guys would have just consulted a good homeopath you could have saved or at least shortened all this sufferingby a great amount.My question is now: do you still have a weakness os symptomes left since then ? If so, you should simply know that this kind of disease can be healed with a well chosen homeopathic remedy given by an experienced homeopath who practice classical homeopathy.In homeopathy the name of the disease is not relevant not required. You probably look for the name (diagnosis) in the hope to find a medicine to solve the problem. This is a difficult way, because a name without the proper medicine is no worth.In homeopathy we have the healing remedied whicg are only given according to the symptoms felt by the patient and we do not care about the name of the sickness itself.The patient want actually to get rid of the disease and not to know its name.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 27, 2010
    • 04:24 PM
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