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HEEELP! my mom has a strange skin problem.

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  • Posted By: JimmyTwoshoes
  • January 25, 2013
  • 04:03 AM

Okay, so first of all I'm pretty desperate at this point. if you wanna hear a sob story of all the craziness i've been having here it is:

so about 5-6 weeks ago my mom started waking up complaining about being bitten by bugs. At first she thought the problem was just in her bed, so she just started cleaning her bed like crazy. Then she started thinking the problem was fleas all over our house so she started bug bombing and cleaning all over the place like crazy. Then she decided the problem was bed bugs so she just went even more crazy cleaning and laying borax everywhere and putting poison all over the house. Now she thinks that theres some sort of winged flying insects all over our house. She says theyre either gnats or tiny wasp like creatures. Anywho she thinks the bugs are everywhere, me and my brother haven't seen anything and havent been getting bitten. We called in an exterminator and he said he found nothing. She thinks the bugs are are in the car so she's been bug bombing the car. There's poison all over the house, i think I'm getting pneumonia my eyes are burning and my throat is burning. She thinks that our pet bird is getting bitten by bugs, and she thinks the only two that are being bitten are her and the bird. Because in her mind they have weaker immune systems than me and my brother. I'm sure the bird isn't getting bitten either, but its a bird and it cant just tell us that it's not getting bitten but in my mom's mind the bird is getting bitten too. So she's been giving the bird flee baths and totally freaking the bird out and i'm scared that all the chemicals are going to hurt the bird. Not to mention between bombing the house and airing it back out by leaving the windows open the house is very frequently frozen over. Like probably 10 degrees inside. And I'm afraid all this cold temperature will kill my bird too. Me and my brother are afraid to tell her that there are no bugs because my mom is a very stubborn woman and if we try to tell her she'll literally flip out, and we really don't want her to think she's crazy just incase she really does become crazy.
Anywho now her theory is that the bugs are genetically modified bugs made by the government which won't die. She says that they came from Dugway Proving Grounds, cuz she says that she's been using ammonia and clorox and borax and bug bombs to try and "kill them" but they won't die. Again all me and my brother AND the exterminator have been seeing is lint or dirt. To make matters worse she thinks that the bugs are climbing up her nose, and in her eyes, and even into her bladder. So she's been doing extremely unhealthy things like carrying around an alcohol squirt bottle with her and squirting everything that she thinks has a bug on it. She's even been squirting alcohol up her nose. So long story short, my mom is probably going to end up killing herself, i'm sure all this exposure to carcinogenic chemicals is either going to leave me infertile or give me cancer later on in life. I'm scared and this really just needs to stop... So anywho I think that the problem is something completely unrelated to bugs, but my mom refuses to accept any other possibility.

ANYWAYS for those who don't care about the sob story, here are the pictures of what is on her arm:

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