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Invisible Biting Mites and Black Mold

Updated on July 11, 2017
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I didn’t believe I could have black mold in my home, but it turns out I did. This is how I dealt with getting rid of it.

What Invisible Things Are Biting Me?

Do you feel small mosquito-bite-like welts and crawling, pinprick sensations? It’s black mould spores. It absolutely is.

I didn’t believe it at first, then I read an article in which the author described finding toxic mould in her humidifier, and I thought, "But I don’t have a humidifier, or even air conditioning! My house seems dry as a bone." But as the various remedies and daily bleachings/launderings had no effect, I thought it might be worthwhile having a hunt. And lo, on the bottom of the fridge (which has a dodgy door that doesn’t always shut properly) was a layer of black/dark green mould.

My symptoms started in April (we’re in France so that’s the start of the warmer weather): tiny, pinprick sensations felt in different areas around the house. In our bed and on sofas, there was dust that felt like itching powder. I also felt these unnerving crawling sensations on my bum whenever I sat on the sofa or on chairs, and on my back in bed at night.

What really flummoxed me was how quickly I would feel crawling when I sat on a chair. How could anything get through my clothing to be right up against my skin so fast? I can’t imagine a worm/nematode moving so swiftly, or even a springtail (don’t they move by jumping?). It had to be a dust mite, or perhaps a spore (but, eww, can spores crawl with intent?! Yikes.). Whatever it was definitely wanted to be anywhere on my body it was moist and warm!

Mysterious Biting, Crawling, Flying, Itchy Sensations

At first, the crawling and bites were the worst part, but in late September, after I had blitzed the house in a bleach-cleaning frenzy (it was also around the time the weather got cooler and drier), I felt invisible, midge-like things flying at my face at night. It was difficult to sleep. My young kids would wake up, unsettled by the itching, and I’d lie awake for the rest of the night, my mind reeling and roiling, feeling like I was under attack by thousands of minuscule dust-like insects, some flying, some crawling.

My car became infested, and also my chair at work. At the height of the affliction, I would feel crawling sensations in my trousers and on my face and hair, and I also felt things flying into my eyes.

There was definitely something physical there. I remember the occasional colleague swatting at their face when they came to talk to me, or suddenly blinking something out of their eye. But whatever it was, it was not visible. I did notice the odd tiny hair or particle of dust floating off me with more propulsion than you’d expect from a bit of hair or dust. It was usually in the corner of my vision, and would sort of ping off lazily and float away.

Mystery Solved: We Found Mold

Anyway, long story short: After almost seven months, we located the mould, cleaned it off with vinegar, and that night, for the first time in ages, my family and I all slept through until morning. Not a whimper from the dogs, who usually yelped and barked between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. when the spores and fungus-eating mites were most active.

The next day in the kitchen, I felt some stirrings in my freshly cleaned trousers as I sat on a wooden chair, but it was hugely subdued compared with what I’d felt before. It struck me that naturally, there would still be mold spores around the house and undoubtedly it would take time before my family’s bodies could detoxify enough to stop attracting the bugs (if there even were bugs).

I was the member of the family being most attacked. So, for about a fortnight leading up to the mould revelation, I had put myself on a strict anti-candida diet, cutting out carbs and sugar. I felt and looked so much better. Now, my symptoms are occasional and faint. For the past two nights my bed has been an oasis of tranquil inactivity. Now it's focused in one of my children's bedrooms and also that of my partner. I'm hoping it's down to straggler spores, but I'm ready to tear up the floorboards to look for more mould, if the symptoms continue.

Frequently Asked Questions

What invisible thing is biting me?

It's mould, I swear it is. You can't see it, but I bet if you keep looking, you'll find it hiding somewhere. It hides behind walls, under cabinets and refrigerators, and under carpet. Don't forget to check the attic and basement.

Does mold bite people?

No, mold doesn't have teeth, but it can feel just like biting.

What exactly is causing this skin-crawling sensation?

You could be allergic or extremely sensitive to certain types of mold.

Getting Rid of Mold in My Home

  • Note: Be careful not to disturb the mold itself until the specialists arrive. Also, try to avoid fluctuations in temperature or humidity in the affected area. The last thing you want is more spores being released into your home.
  • For cleaning other areas, I used natural detergent from the organic shop on the floors. The bottle I bought had clove, eucalyptus, and pine essential oils in. It smelled so much better than horrible bleach. It was almost a pleasure to mop!
  • I wrapped the mattresses in plastic sheeting and taped them up. I also put the pillows in plastic bags, taping them shut. Luckily we have removable covers on the sofa, so I bagged up the cushions and put the covers back over them.
  • I regularly rubbed down surfaces with a bleachy damp cloth (especially windowsills, aiming at snaffling a few springtails).
  • I went a bit mad on laundry, and this was definitely overkill, but I put worn clothing into two binbags to be washed—one dark (to soak in ammonia first) and one light (to soak in bleach). The pre-soaks had good results on my crawly trousers, but it never lasted, as they’d become re-exposed from car/office/wherever within a day. I found a large plastic bucket really helped here to create an ordered system in the bath/washroom and free up the bath.
  • I also closed the bedroom doors at night because the cats would come and sleep on our beds and I could literally feel the mites/spores hopping off them and on to me.
  • I stayed away from the sofas as much as possible, also kept iPad/iPhone/laptop activity to a minimum, especially in bed, as this seemed to stimulate the flying things.

In the bath:

  • Apple cider vinegar (one cup).
  • Baking soda is also good.
  • MSM powder.
  • Clove essential oil.

To clean the house:

  • White vinegar, bleach (but not at the same time or in the same spot, since these two ingredients are toxic when mixed), and clove oil.
  • Again, be careful not to disturb the mold itself until the specialists arrive.

Mold in the bathroom.
Mold in the bathroom.

Does Mold Enter Your Body?

When this all happened, I was desperate for answers and turned to the internet, where I found some unsubstantiated anecdotes about people's bodies being contaminated by mold. I now believe that the mould infection was purely external (i.e., in the house/walls) and not in our bodies. Since I got the body invasion idea from a bunch of terrifying online chatrooms, so these treatments might not be necessary.

  • Teaspoon of colloidal silver three times a day
  • Teaspoon of turmeric powder each night (moving on to a mixture of turmeric, cinnamon, and clove) swilled about in some water and knocked back with great stoicism
  • Fermented cabbage juice: half a glass twice a day
  • No alcohol (well, I couldn’t quite manage that of course, and paid for it the following two days with a spike in symptoms)
  • I also took a multivitamin tablet every night, along with a B vitamin complex tablet and capsule of powdered apple cider vinegar (knocking back a mouthful of the liquid would probably be more powerful though
  • I drank herbal teas. Pau D’arco and a floral blend that promised to treat candida
  • I ate well: fish, green veg, plenty of water
  • I took a daily "spore-be-gone" capsule (ordered from Amazon) with lunch each day

On my skin, I used:

  • Organic coconut oil
  • Garnier 7-day body moisturiser with L-Bifidus (curiously, the same thing that fights candida in your gut)
  • Clove essential oil: a drop or two added to moisturiser before bed kept the biting/crawling at bay amazingly well

Update

After we persuaded the landlord to remove the mould from the walls, things cleared up. There was heaps of the horrible stuff apparently (though hidden beneath layers of paint and wallpaper) and it was a big cleanse-and-replaster job. Two months later and the crawly, nippy sensations were gone, as was the feeling that tiny invisible bugs were landing on you at night.

We lived another year in that house, all the while jumping at every mosquito bite or tiniest itch, ever expecting it all to return, but it never did. We now live in another house, and though I sometimes feel itches from my mattress, sofa and carpet, it's nothing like the plague of invisible insects we experienced before.

We still talk about it and wonder what on earth it all was, and how we managed to survive it. I know you're probably, like me, reading all the horror stories online about morgellons and weird bacterial infections, but I now believe it really was all external and simply related to a bad case of mould. It got into our clothes and sheets and upholstery, but I don't think it affected us internally. (I wrote in my original, uncorrected post that 'it gets into your blood'—I wish I could erase that hysterical assumption, as it'll only cause further alarm to the poor people suffering the same thing.) As soon as the mould was gone, our symptoms cleared up.

I think we carry a sensitivity to it (apparently it's normal to be 'sensitised' by exposure to certain types of mould, and I do believe the type of mould we dicovered—chaetomium—is particularly insidious/virulent, which is why I now itch at first contact with dust mites in carpets and fabrics.

A word on the dust mites: I have a theory that they were instrumental in spreading the mould around our house and into mattresses, sofa cushions, etc. According to yet more stuff I read on the web, dust mites adore mould and their population size rockets when they find a source of it to eat. They don't digest it though, so it sort of circulates through their bodies and back into and around the house, delightfully. I think that's why we still feel the odd tickle in bed. That or it's all the diatomaceous earth I rubbed into the mattress!

Another thought I had: around the same time as the symptoms started, we came into contact with a nest of processionary caterpillars, those furry little beasts who live in a candy-floss-like nest at the top of pine trees (we live in France). They came down the tree in April and after my daughter and I came into contact with them in the garden, we both came out in spots for a week or so. The little caterpillar hairs got into our laundry and continued itching and bothering us for a month. I don't know if it's related, but worth mentioning.

Final Thoughts

Anyway, that’s where I am so far. I think I’ve cracked the case, although there was a slow and bumpy road to total recovery.

Have hope, all ye in peril on this sea of madness. Be strong, be kind to yourselves, try to get out of the house and distract yourselves with the good things in life. But, most importantly, find that mould!

Sources

Even some doctors are unaware of how mold can affect skin, but awareness is growing.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences includes skin rashes on their list of the health effects associated with mold exposure.

The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health's Immune Response Among Patients Exposed to Molds was a study in which 53% of the patients reported skin reactions to mold.

In Mold Exposure And Rashes- Angioedema, Luke Curtis, MD MS CIH asserts that "A number of studies and case reports have linked indoor exposure to molds and or water damage to significantly greater risk of skin rashes and angioedema. Both molds and bacteria produce a large number of toxins that can cause toxic or allergic skin reactions."

Lastly, see A Study of Clinical Sensitivity to Air-Borne Molds by Edna S. Pennington, MD for more research.

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      Jackiethecat 8 days ago

      Please note mold can cause skin allergies,respiratory illness,behavior issues in children and as well as in adult which includes hyperactivity and irrational behaviors as well as anger and tantrums.It can also cause long term depression and anxiety as well as stomach complains and headaches.Pleas get rid of mold if suspected within the household immediately or it can cause long term illnesses leading to death.If you have mold or mildew it will affect everything ,clothing,furniture,skin etc,all the best in getting rid of it and the best of health to you and your love ones.Remember the sun is our best source of protection from mites,mold etc...cleaning and airing the place both protects your health as well as the environment you live in.Avoid damp places as much as possible or houses that don't get much sunlight ,give a place a good disinfectant cleanse once you move in then regular weekly maintenance of cleaning as well as airing and ventilating the place you live in.. You will breathe better and feel healthier and more energized.All the best with your health!!!!

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      ASteelersFan4Life 4 weeks ago

      @itchycoopark (author)

      Thank you so much for posting this article I have been going crazy trying to understand what invisible parasite (for lack of better word) that was attacking me and leaving burning welts on my arms, hands and legs. And just as MarPat explained about the black dots- I was saying out loud- yes ive seen them! Especially along my hairline. I couldn't understand why I always had those black dots. And the pin pricks! Those are real too!

      This has been the answer and information I've been looking for. Thank you so much

      My apartment has suffered from various leaks for the last year or so. Never getting fully repaired and always creating a lot of wet closets, carpeting and furniture. I've tried explaining to my boyfriend the presence of what I thought was black mold in the walls and along the baseboards where the water leaks start from.

      I now know what needs to be done to rectify this. Again. THANK YOU

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      ASteelersFan4Life 4 weeks ago

      @MarPat- here's a great website that will provide the information you need to start a petition.

      https://www.thepetitionsite.com/

      They have the forms and templates you'll need plus a large amount of support and knowledge is found there as well.

      Hope this helps

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      MarPat 4 weeks ago

      Suffering today it's like having little peices of metal pricking your skin today it's real bad my neighbors moved out today and have been cleaning all night they threw away all their furniture and left the mattress' leaning on the curb so now I'll watch the whole block suttely start to toss away their sofas and mattresses over the next few months most people will not admit they're itchy as it might embarrass them when we really need to get together and write to the CDC endlessly and insist upon being taken seriously we cannot control these things they are spreading rapidly and if we don't come to any conclusion other than delusional parasites we have to petition a letter addressed to our Government I know there are many people suffering like me the time to act is now unfortunately I don't know how to start a petition so someone has to help with that I beleive in the end we will get further than any one individual we will find its an international epidemic that's not drawing the proper attention

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      MarPat 5 weeks ago

      Yes it is contagious somewhere along the lines we contracted it I was infested in my old apartment beyond recognition when I approached my neighbor about it after she threw away her sofa I asked if she had been itchy lately and she shook her head no and only when I replied well we are itchy down here she then walked closer to me and said she had an appointment with her doctor to check for lice that's the problem everyone is afraid to talk about it due to embarrassment others don't realize they have it like my daughter until today when I took her to the mirror and pointed out the glitter on her unusually rosey red cheeks check your toilet bowl inside and out heavy cleaning is a must to control the population also all areas with running water must be cleaned daily try to keep the numbers down as we can only hope for something to change also chill your house down lower the thermostat to the point that your furniture and bedding is cold to the touch that seems to slow them down spray everything with windex every other day including your car shoes and closets KEEP CLEANING stay away from pesticides they don't work it only pisses them off and then your night will be 100 times worse good luck and keep posting please share some ideas and maybe as a group we can get the right attention to this ever growing problem lastly next time your itchy take a magnifying glass and check your palms and fingers you'll be suprised to see the miniature black dots in the cracks and crevices of your skin

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      MarPat 5 weeks ago

      The bites look like pimples without a white head I treated my dogs for scabies and it worked for a while however the black dots were surrounding her bed by the hundreds I bought Permitrin on Amazon for horse stables and sprayed it all over my yard and inside my apartment also used a lot more in mix than suggested you'll have to leave and for a short time later the problem still persists I use gabapentin for a back injury I suffered and I used Movantik 25m stool softener and shortly after I my face was covered with them so at night when it gets real bad I use a bug repellent with aloe and it completely turns them off I also spray my pillows with it and it seems to work I'm going on a year with this so pretty much controls my life so sooner or later I will figure it out just a matter of time life can return to normal without the suffering the spray I use is called Cutter skinsations incect repellent with aloe & vitamin E , spray away on all your bedding furniture and skin it really calms it down keep cleaning and trust me when you think your done cleaning your probably not these things stick to everything including all cracks and crevices your wood furniture is infested use the vacuum inside your draws under the bed ceiling fan everything needs to be sprayed every other day with windex it slows them down and pick up sticky mop and lint roller in order to get the exterminator to spray they want to see a sample of the bug and when they see the dot in one case for me they get defensive and say "I'm doing this x amount of years I think I'd know if it's a bug" and then they'll refuse to look through my microscope I can get them to move under the scope I huff my breath lightly on it and a tentacle on 1 end of the bug moves out towards my breath and each and every time each peice of so called lint I pick off the floor,bed,toilet,couch,my close,has a tentacle like end that moves toward our breath until I get a pest control company without an ego I'll never be taken seriously I'm contemplating allowing them to crawl all over me in large numbers and check myself into a hospital for chest pain then they have to check everything as protocol keep as it seems there's an alarming amount of people that have this infestation hopefully someone brings attention to this problem to the right people so we can all get relief from this menis keep posting Long Island N.Y.

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      Lisa 6 weeks ago

      Did you see physical red bites on your body?

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      Lori 6 weeks ago

      What pest control do we call and how do we treat our animals I have a car and dog and are we contagious

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      MarPat 7 weeks ago

      Related to my last post if you are wondering why you can't kill these things and you try everything there's 1 more thing you can do , give yourself an extra wipe you'll see them in the crack of your ass , gross I know but that's where the little itchy bastards live believe me you can pull the eggs off the wall by wiping thourough keep wiping and make sure to wash your hands I also put vasoline on ny ears once a week to evict them out as they get stuck when they come out to party ! Good luck and if you think this sounds crazy just remember I do too but you'll be both shocked and disgusted

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      MarPat 7 weeks ago

      It's real ! I have this problem going on a year now I moved from the home I believe was infested with toxic mold but after 3 months the problem persists I see I'm not alone and there is hope to add a remedy of my own I like to use a lint roller on everything and I picked up a sticky mop which is an oversized lint roller mop for my floors bed and sofas this helps keep the numbers down as I always see black dots of all sizes I even see red and green glitter that when you move around the light reflects back to a black dot the one thing everyone seems to have in common is the fact that it don't irritate everyone in the home but I'm totally sure we all have it as I seem to lift the black dots from all the rooms and beds in the house. I even saw 2 of the dots disappear into my sons scout from his neck while I was washing his hair , my wife said "that's it ?" , so it offers me no comfort in knowing this problem is everywhere as well as some of the professionals way of handling this matter we all can't be crazy ! I picked up the sticky mop on amazon .

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      Patrick 7 weeks ago

      I too suffer as a matter of fact I moved and the attacks stopped for about 2 months and when I was ready to move on it all started up again this is definitely a bug it's not morgallons or mold that little black spec is in fact the bug fully gorged and relaxed after eating off our skin the babies are moving through our pores and only start to appear after gorging itself on us get a white lint roller and every time you feel the bites run it along your skin you'll see them no doctor can deny what your seeing unfortunately no doctor can help with this I also use a sticky mop on all my furniture bedding and floors amazon sells it with the refills it seems to never end you'll see glitter on the sticky roller and mop trust me your not seeing things this is the baby that moves through your pores I've been studying these things under the microscope so believe me the black dots all around you need to be picked up vaccume sweeping or mopping does not help as they can stick to the surface you need to roll them out of everything and eventually attention will be brought to this horrible life changing infestation keep posting

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      YoursTruly 2 months ago

      Okay, so my symptoms/story is identical to yours and I have also concluded that it IS in fact black mold!!

      I found it on the water heater (or AC furnace thing) in the garage, directly under my room. Coincidentally my room is THE hottest most humid room in the entire house which probably is why no one else in my the home, besides myself and daughter are expiring this madness.. Also, I have a connected bathroom w/ shower that we use often so it's extra steamy and moist!

      Looking for mold would have NEVER crossed my mind had I not seen your blog. I am so thankful for you, seriously! For the first night in months I was able to sleep almost normally! I have not cleaned the mold yet nor have I had a chance to spray down my room as I found it late yesterday, however I found a few very effective tools to minimize until the mold can be taken care of.

      First off, You must get a HEPA air purifier!! I bought one from Walmart for $30 and it says right on the box MOLD SPORES, Dust mites, and a bunch of other allergens and smoke etc. I had no idea how effective this could be, but this alone has helped tremendously!!

      Secondly, hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle (with essential oil, if you'd like.) I sprayed it in the air all around as the air purifier was on. I left the room for 15 or so minutes so nothing would spread on me and it seemed to help. I used Hydrogen Proxide to rub down my body as well when I felt I was being attacked. This felt weird and actually changed my skin color for a minute which freaked me out but it was fine in minutes. Baking soda is also effective!

      There is a product sold online called KLEEN-GREEN naturally enzyme cleaner, apparently it's safe to spray on anything it's non toxic, cleans the air and all surfaces that cannot be washed, biodegradable etc. It has amazing reviews so I am in the process of ordering some. Hopefully it'll clean the hard to wash areas, closet curtains furniture carpet baby toys CAR etc.

      Being able to find a relatable situation and hear I'm not crazy was extremely relieving, but to actually have found the exact cause!? Now that's absolutely amazing! There is no words to explain it. The symptoms of this are so unbearable it can make a person crazy. Especially because it does SOUND crazy! Invisible bugs, itchy, and the massive amounts of them and how quickly they spread and go through clothing. It's nuts but definitely REAL! I Am not certain but I think I have both mold spores AND dust

      Mites so I have purchased everything possible to rid them all. I will leave a review after trying that KLEEN GREEN Natural cleaner! It may help someone out there! :)

      Thanks again.! So much.

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      YoursTruly 2 months ago

      Wow thank you for this blog. Wifi- who commented below, literally took the words out of my mouth! I

      I was beginning to question my sanity. Ppl have been telling me I'm crazy too but I KNEW it was real. Lol I see and feel little things Everywhere! Especially at night. I shake my clothes out even after washing them and tons of tiny things fly everywhere. Im nearly positive their in my car now too from my clothes. Particulars reflect from the phone light even at night. I rent a room and haven't checked for mold yet but I'm slightly relieved to at least hear similar stories. Good to know I'm not 5150! Thanks so much!

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      Wifi 2 months ago

      Thank you soo much.. I've been cleaning and losing my mind for a few days now and literally have accepted that I am just crazy now and that I will most likely die any moment and be OK with it as long as there are no invisible bugs in hell... I've told everyone one that there are bugs crawling on me and can't get rid of them. Now I'm already kind of crazy so this was a short walk for me and my friends have just casually said to me "your crazy" this is even more annoying because we've established that long before now... I will be changing my diet right away and getting the nerv pills as well. Fuck this shit. No way I'm going to endure this for more than a few days. The person who went 8 years... How? You must have the patience if a damn Rock. Pshycological warfare is no joke. I've been terrified of anything that moved or make a sound that I'm jumping out of my skin over cigg ash floating to the floor. My bed looks like the magic rug from Aladdin and I refuse to even touch it let alone sleep on it. The floor beneath my feet feels like I'm standing on top of moving water. I've vacuumed more in a day than I have my whole life. I'm not an overly dirty guy and I know people who are currently living in complete pig pens that have real bugs and tell me they don't see any bugs. I go to there place and walla no fuckin invisible bugs but i see real ones and I'm OK with that now. I don't mind real bugs one bit anymore. I was actually happy to see a bug that someone else could also see. Whatever these bastards are they seem to have a personal grudge and Fuck with you in the weirdest ways but when you look over poof gone like they know when your going to look and if your paying attention they can tell. When a mite is staring you down with it'd little green eyes from across the room and your having a mental conversation with it that's when you know that things are just getting started.. Good luck to all and hold fast ye weary .. Hold fast.

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      Steve Marell 2 months ago

      I am suffering from the same thing can not find a doctor that knows what they are dealing with

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      Marlene 2 months ago

      I suffered the same nightmare that lasted for about 4 years. After finally getting rid of the nasty mite attacks, trying all natural treatments I found on the Internet, now I developed fibromyalgia and autoimmune issues. I think everything started with mold toxicity. People do not try toxic chemicals to try to get rid of this, try natural oils and sprays like Kleen Free. And like he says, check for mold!

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      Betty P. 3 months ago

      These are classic symptoms of demidex mites. Adding Borax to your daily bath water helps some, as does a body wash with tea tree oil, but what you must use is metronidazole in gel form. It is the only sure cure. It's Rx only.

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      May galle 3 months ago

      Thank you for sharing. This is what's going on with me.

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      Erica 3 months ago

      Please help I've been fighting this for months my boyfriend thinks I'm going crazy and need to go to the hospital it's that bad. I can't even sit on my mattress without being attacked itched bites but there's no bugs really just little black things that I think are lint but crazy amounts and hairs little ones everywhere, I can see the invisible white things in the corner of my eyes and flying into my eyes. It scares me so much because I have panic attacks that I throw up. There's no where safe I can't even sit. What do I do about it. I thought it needed to be bombed like for dust mites or bed bugs but it's not that then I thought fleas im going crazy. Please help!!

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      brewer 3 months ago

      I am going through the same issue with the biting,stinging things that seem to be everywhere. toally consumes my life. been fighting this for 2 months now,and wears the body down physically,mentally,and emotionally. my heart goes out to whom has ever dealt with this or is dealing with this presentally. God be with you

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      Vivian Snip 3 months ago

      Yes, very god info!

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      Sylvie 3 months ago

      This is very interesting. I am not quite sure about one thing you are saying. You do mention both mold and mites, but most of the article is on mold causing all the symptoms. So, do you believe you have both mold and mites or only mold looking like there are mites? What I have come to think is that mites are attracted to mold. Some people have taken pictures of their mites using a microscope, they show insects, there are more than one kind. And a great number of people with these symptoms, if not all, have started to have them at the same time as there was mold in their house. Also, another problem brought mites too to some other people, fungus on the skin, often on scalp came first, then mites were attracted to the fungi. Also, there are people having morgellons, this is another thing, and under the microscope, they see little balls of threads, sort of. So, there is not only one kind of thing causing these symptoms, there are many. Pictures prove it. But your article, whether it is about mold alone or mold and mites is very informative for the link it helps us understand between the mold and the symptoms that arrived with the mold and also the need to go after that mold to get rid of the problem. And maybe mold alone is able to bring the symptoms too, which does not exclude that for other people, it is mites brought by the mold. Thank you for this interesting article and for sharing your experience and understanding of the situation.

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      wildmountain 4 months ago

      This is the most current site Ive visited and been suffering at least 8 yrs. Been suicidal and hopeless but good to know others are struggling with this plague that drs write off as meth drug induced or halluinations

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      lifeswayy2short 4 months ago

      Guys try the Pet Shield: Bug Killer spray honestly it kills these bastards, honestly it really works it kills them and I now have relief!!! Please try it, just this alone and it will work.

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      omar4589 4 months ago

      Hi so here was my solution to the invisible bugs which were ruining my life, laying eggs in my scalp, travelling from my hair to my pants, jumping in my eyes, infesting my clothes. You name it, i had all the worst symptoms. Couldn't sleep for almost a year. Now lo and behold -- just like how all 3 doctors i saw thought i was absolutely nuts and each diagnosed me with delusionary parasitosis -- now all of you are going to think i'm nuts. Let me tell you all something. While i was dealing with this, i wondered why so many people would write posts, then disappear, and never come back to share what happened to them. So now i'm taking the time to tell you what happened with me. Eventually i got an appt with a dermatologist. One of the top ones in toronto, ontario, canada, where i live. Right away this guy said 'phantom limb syndrome', you have misfiring peripheral nerves that are making it seem like you have bugs and i suggest that you either take gabapentin or an anti-psychotic. So obviously i thought this guy just doesn't know. None of these people know who haven't experienced what we are experiencing. So, on my way home i stopped at my grandparent's house and the bugs were so bad -- and obviously just like me, i'm sure all of you have tried every damn remedy off these forums to no avail. Well, i just couldn't take it anymore so i thought what the hell i'll pop a few of my grandmother's gabapentins. --- now here's where you're all going to think i'm crazy --- it worked. It fucking worked. No joke. And now what i've come to realize is that i have peripheral sensory nerve damage which manifests as the exact thing we're all going through. Fucking invisible bugs. I know all of you think, this guy doesn't have what we have, fucking don't believe me huh? are you sure? I had the bugs so bad i shaved my head 15 times, and i had long, beautiful, black hair and look gorgeous with it, and i would rather shave my head, spray bug spray on my head, jump in a pool of bleach, bug bombed my place 4 times, my car once and almost went brain dead from the fumes. Let me break it down to all of you go get a damn prescription for gabapentin from your doctor and try it. I swear to god all of you do it. You've tried everything just like me, now go to your doctor who will think you're bat shit when you tell them the story, but then tell them you think gabapentin might work. The problem is general practice doctors, not all of them see peripheral neuropathies that manifest like this. Gabapentin is generic, there is no possible way i can make money off this. I am writing this post for all of you. WHo never wanted to go near anybody because you thought you'll infect anybody you get near. THe weird thing is, my bugs used to shoot off my body and attack people, and i swear i would see people flinch when the bugs hit them in the eyes. Even my girlfriend got the marks that i got. So there was something organic, and you know where i think it came from; shitty clothing, clothing with elastane fibers. THose fibers act like parasites, BUT, when you take gabapentin, they can't harm you because gabapentin acts on your nerves. Please everybody get gabapentin. Most likely you are hypersensitive to something which is associated with your peripheral neuropathy, and was cause by something real. Like for me, i think mine was caused over time by alcohol and toxins. A lot of other causes are diabetes, trauma, certain medications, addictive drugs. But no doubt about it, my hypersensitivity to elastane make it was worse and i swear to god there's something in the fabrics coming from overseas, fucking cheap fabrics from india or indonesia or something like that. But please, please, please, all of you try gabapentin!!!!!!! PLEASE!!! If any of you again don't believe i have the same thing as you, re-read my post, i had everything the same, they infested my clothing, my hair, my apartment, my car, i thought i was infecting other people, they would jump in my eyes, my ears, go in my nose. Fucking all of it. Go to your doctor and get a prescription for gabapentin. THanks, if you would like to email me please do at: youngdoc83 @ hotmail . com

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      Katie 4 months ago

      When all this was going on did you see black spots everywhere? Or lose a lot of hair?

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      Lindsey 4 months ago

      @tejae this looks a lot like what I found under the microscope! How did you treat it?

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      tejae 5 months ago

      I had all the symptoms you have and was diagnosed with a parasite that isn't supposed to be a human parasite but causes many of the Morgellons symptoms and those you had. All the things you are using are also good for detoxifying your body which doesn't allow the parasites a good home. The parasite is called "Horsehair nematmorpha" and is an insect parasite that causes the host to commit suicide as it causes chemical changes in the host. I am not discounting mold but some people coming to your page may also have this parasite which is a water parasite as the insects kill themselves in water which causes the parasite to come out and lay its eggs. Hopefully science will be able to find an easy blood assay tests for this parasite which has the same symptoms as hook and thread worm. I am glad you found some relief for your symptoms. Have a BLESSED Day!

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      anemarie4100 6 months ago

      Thank you!!!!! Your story is only one I have found in months of extensive research on the internet that is literally same as mine. With the exception of my autoimmune disorder among other pre existing conditions, The toxins (now that i have proof w a pos air test confirm black mold) have left me with neurological problems which I am afraid will be permanent. as well as triggered my psoriasis and severe Eczema. has Improved upon leaving environment but left with residual memory problems. I work in Emergency care at a hospital so this is completely devastating to me, and disabling me from doing the job I love because it's dangerous when providing critical care to patients. Esp infant and children. shaking hands while drawing blood is not very comforting to pts. I found similar stories online but not same so I was finding no comfort that I was not going insane even with all the definetive proof of bugs and mold. My husband not effected so he is of no help. Sad I know. We are separated at the moment. And I am not in house and only feel residual stings from spores I have carried with me. And couldn't be happier lol. not about bringing stuff to friends houses but they understand i cant kill spores but sanitize of bugs etc before entering. Embarrasing , all of it to itching in public at work. We have air test results indicating black mold species but location not found yet but are narrowing down by mold removal experts. The are returning Tuesday to tear out bedroom wall and I am distraught until then. My son is currently at parents and I can't be with him. Husband still in house idiot. So again I just want to thank you for sharing because I am sure you know just sympathy and knowing someone doing same even if they can't help you gives you the most peace than medicine etc. please share more if you can. Everything you found helped I already do and it most definitely helps tremendously and is great. With exception of colloidal silver I don't do just because I am in medical profession and are ingrained with modern medicine. blah blah. Respiratory therapists due highly recommend vinegar to clean. dropped by CDC but still encourage use off label. I wish your family luck and just know you helped someone not shut down for one night and not have to be admitted to inpatient psych facility. PS. I have forwarded this to everybody that made me feel like a neurotic over reactive female. So that they can thing there is two crazy ppl instead one lol. Aka husband. It def helped parents and friends understand better than me explaining what I am going through. and help to spread awareness in community even if it helps just one person to get taken seriously. it is a completely terrifying feeling and had suicidal thoughts that have NEVER had ever. "Real, or Not" and now have great empathy when treating patients that have mental or similar issues. as you know there is so much more to our stories but will leave with this and say THANK YOU again.

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      topkhani@gmail.com 6 months ago

      After two years of struggle we found a cure EUREKA!!!

      We tried dehumidifiers and spraying with rubbing alcohol – it help but the were always there.

      Last week we tried NEEM oil and it has made them run for life.

      First we tried on sofas, they became sweet – no zuzu crawl feeling.

      Then we sprayed with NEEM oil solution one room at a time, it is working great every where.

      When we sprayed closets they jumped into the clothes; we washed them and sprayed them also.

      So far no stains were found on anything – sofas or clothes.

      Buy Neem oil from Amazon or Walmart it is around $11 – we got Dyna-gro .

      You also need a bar of Aleppo soap or Castlle soap – we got Aleppo soap from local store $2

      Take 1.5 quarts of warm water (not hot – it can denature the oil), put the aleppo soap in it and rub some soap into the solution- this is just to emlsify the Neem oil.

      Put in One Table spoon of NEEM oil in it and mix well.

      Pour it in a sprayer – we used is Chapin 1002 48 oz hand sprayer $11 – this one can handle oil emulsion well and lasts.

      Then spray everything even walls for a couple of feet high and keep shaking the sprayer bottle while you spray to keep the oil from rising to surface.

      We plan to repeat every week until these are gone. But for long term I am sure all moisture problems must be resolved. If you have crawl space moisture problems, you can spray NEEM there also.

      SWEET FREEDOM!!! Stresss has dropped down to zero – I love to sleep again. Oh thank you Allah, Jesus, Ram, Buddha…

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      Kevin 8 months ago

      If you had mold, does that mean your office did too?

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      Meesh 10 months ago

      We had an exterminator check our house he found nothing.

      I have sprayed it seems to aggravate the situation. I cannot sit on our sofa. I can sit in our wooden rocker. If I stand near the sofa its like I am being attacked by invisible bugs. My husband feels nothing biting him. I ich and burn. Even my scalp. I feel like I'm losing my mind!

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      Elly 10 months ago

      OMG...I LOVE YOU..XOXOXO..I not off my Cobb.. I have been dealing with dust living in my hair attacking me at nite (I sleep with a shower cap on my head secured by spirit gum) for the last 15months..My primary care Dr. has given up on drug testing me an willnt prescribe me my depression meds until my flying biting stinging itching dust stops following me...We knew we had mould ...we been working on gutting an renovation.. Even the Dermatologist walks backwards when I arrive.. I am infested with dust and horrible gross pimple rashes.. Ive only left the house for Dr. appt. For 7mos now I have not seen my friends I took LOA from work..Thank god my 2 children live out of state...I will be a Primary care as soon as I print this article out..I surmise the good ole Dr. will need the pee cup..lol.. I feel for you this is hell on earth besides loosing a daughter 3yrs ago....thank you thank you for writing this article..

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      Zorro 11 months ago

      Try a ozone generator. At 100mg/h in your bedroom you will be amazed as I did! This is a Global problem. As I can feel, there has been increasing the number of people infected with this stuff. It's a relief to know how to easily desinfect your house, clothes, car and workplace. Merry Christmas!

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      Diana Lynne 11 months ago

      You can't imagine the joy I felt when I read this; thank God for you! I'm going on 18 mos. dealing with this issue, exactly as you have so articulately described. My family doesn't believe me, and chock it up to my mental illness (bipolar/borderline personality disorder/severe anxiety/chronica

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      Jenna 11 months ago

      This is almost precisely what I have been battling for the past decade. There seems to be no easy fix other than the drastic lifestyle overhaul you described above. In addition to the parasitic activity, I have had IBS/Candida/SIBO symptoms for the past few years which has made things even harder. Please update if you have any more break throughs.

      Have you ever had the bugs ID'ed?

      Other things that have helped tremendously:

      - epsom salt baths relieve itchiness, as does prolonged time in saltwater/ocean

      - FAR infrared sauna

      - fasting

      - liver flushes (curezone.com)

      - Lufenuron (available online)

      - avoidance of sugars, stimulants like caffeine and nicotine, high fodmap foods, etc

      - enemas seem to help a bit

      - plenty of sleep

      - anything that boosts the immune system

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      Steve 11 months ago

      This is exactly what happened to me except it started living in me and I now have lung problem. I found mold under my brand new bed. It started out as yellow. Dermatologist tested it after I swabbed it. I think I have mold in my lung from the bug. Did you have any suggestions?

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      Anna levis 12 months ago

      The trichothecene mycotoxins produced by toxic black mold are neurotoxic. This means they can kill neurons in the brain and impair a person’s mental ability. They also cause nervous disorders such as tremors and can cause personality changes such as mood swings and irritability.

      Symptoms:

      (1) Confusion

      (2) Brain fog

      (3) Shortened attention span

      (4) Difficulty concentrating and paying attention

      (5) Slowed reflexes

      (6) Disorientation

      (7) Dizziness

      (8) Memory loss and memory problems

      (9) Impaired learning ability

      (10) Hallucinations

      (11) Shock

      (12) Anxiety

      (13) Depression

      (14) Aggression and other personality changes

      (15) Tingling

      (16) Trembling

      (17) Shaking

      (18) Seizure

      (19) Numbness

      [Source] http://www.floodaz.com/toxic-black-mold-symptoms/

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      miranda 12 months ago

      have all the symptoms and more but the one i most don't understand is my hair moves on its own i have video and other people can see it too,creatures in my skin have pictures and video other people can see them too,i feel like this is going to be the death of me i loved wish black mold orange mold and mice had fun famous through my things in storage before i got them,I'm too my weird end

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      SarahD 14 months ago

      It must be mould spores - as its only happening at night & bird mite or similar would be constant - but it seems to be invisible.. and at night -no bites during the day !!!

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      Agree with story 15 months ago

      WOW, this happen to me as well and it is mold spores, I kept complaining and complaining, bug expert came out and told me to see a doctor, I was not crazy, it was every where, job, car, home, garge. I spent over $1000 trying to get rid of what I thought was mites or fleas.

      But the only thing that was different, was any a paper or plastic I had became infested immediately, I could not touch it, it burned or I could feel that crawling, and always on my private parts.

      I ended up throwing away every thing and just bagging my clothes, I kept complaining to landlord something was wrong. I had throw away all electronics as well.

      After moving out of the apartment, it was relief, but I did have in car and office. I started reading, I had several leaks from the apartment above with air condition, so I believe the mold was in the ceiling above me, I saw I little black mold and showed land lord, they just sprayed painted whole ceiling.

      I always wonder why, restoration was always cleaning out ceiling of some of the the other apartments. Now we know, mold.

      Now living in a new place, I brought the spores, but bought, lysol spray and to air filters. And will get total steam carpet cleaning.

      The person, talking about mites, wrong. In my home I was the only one complaining the whole time. Others in home, just slept. When at work, some people sit right down in chairs no problem, but others would sit down and jump right back up.

      I will spray my files at work with lysol and bought an air filter for office. All I know, was bug experts said there was no bugs. I lived in my apartment for 4 years and for 4 years, people above me apartments would leak into my apartment. My last year there, I just suffered.

      So if you a crawling sensation, and cannot see anything, search your house for mold. Because, mold spreads the spores and then you feel like something is biting you, have welps like bites. and feel like something is crawling on you, but you cannot see it at all.

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      ClintFromNYtoVA 15 months ago

      After eliminating the possibility of a mite infestation and determining I had inhaled alternaria mold I was getting the same crawly stinging sensation. I began a course of Fluconazole and eventually added Doxycicline to convert the Fluconazole from fungistatic to fungicidal as per an NIH study. By the time I added 100 mg of Doxy I was up to 30o mg Flu both AM and PM taking it at the same time on an empty stomach. The first 5 days of doxy were uncomfortable but then became tolerable. Secondary infections from long term exposure were cleared by the doxy. There was a course of 11 days of 100 mg itaconazole which preceded Fluconazole which cleared up my left eye bio film. Prior to that the doctor prescribed a 14 day course of terbinifine which had some effect on a posterior muscle behind the eye an hour after taking. But the terbinafine did not clear it and antifungal creams did little. A second course of 15 days high dose terbinafine was prescribed by the doctor. It stopped responding and got worse on day 8. I determined it must be systemic. I plan to continue the Fluconaxole / doxy regimen for 1 month after symptoms are gone which will be in one week. Many molds exist as dimorphic and cause yeast infections in the body. Luckily I live in a land where obtaining these medications are not difficult.

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      Pestil 16 months ago

      Triclosan powder will help treat your body and home to eliminate these mites. Find it on ebay

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      Richard Snyder 16 months ago

      read David Bourke's story for the answer. (I've been thru it all myself, my problem is different as I have parrots)

      link: http://www.delusionalinsects.com/

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      Dianne shore 2 years ago

      Omg my daughter is going through the same in a rental. It has been happening for a few months now thought it was dust mites got pest guy to come but he could not see anything as there is mould on bathroom walls but he did it look there thank u as my daughter is going mad

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      tammiewalker51 2 years ago

      The spores an mites have caused.me to loosee hair my fingers hurt all the time ive had shingles, cellulites , terribe anxiety atacks my family thinks im crazy, my work place thinks on drugs im gonna loose my job im broje from not workin those mean mites bite me all the time I think yhey are gonna kill me a doctor told me I need t

      shreank