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Thread: Is it my imagination?

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    Is it my imagination?

    I am embarrassed to post this but, what the heck? The last couple of nights while in my quilting room, I have sensed something sort of like little pinches or insects on my legs but when I look, there's nothing there. There are no pets so that's not an issue. My sewing room is clean and I have white carpet so it should be easy to spot any potential infestation. I have heard of silver light moths??? I don't see any signs of moths or anything else out of the ordinary. I don't notice this anywhere else in my home. Is there anything else I should be looking for? Should I fumigate with a bug bomb just in case?

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    Do you have a rash or any other 'evidence' of a bite or sting?

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    Hope you get an answer - this is weird!!! Do you store fabric with starch on it? I've heard that this can attract insects.

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    Does it only happen at night and only in your sewing room? Does it happen aftering you've been standing for some time? I get what feels like very light electrical shocks in my legs when I've worked out (on treadmill with an incline or the elliptical) a little longer or have been standing on a hard surface for some time. Also is your sewing machine sitting on front of a window that could be attracting very tiny insects that can get thru a closed window?
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    Are you wearing pants or are your legs exposed? I would suggest talking to your doctor, sounds like a nerve problem to me, not a bug problem.
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    Can it be a position you are sitting in? Eons ago, I had this weird pain in my shoulder. Could not be a repetitive stress movement but when I switched to headphones at work as opposed to a regular phone it all went away. If you are in the same position every day for hours maybe you are pinching a nerve that gives you that feeling. I would try different chair or a pillow before I call the exterminator.

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    all of the above, but don't try a bomb. i always worry about those things since we all have furnaces and heaters that have pilot lights. perhaps something you can shake out of a can into the carpet, then later vacuum up. good luck.

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    Another possibility ... perhaps an electrical device (or cord) has a break or thin spot and the carpet is picking up and transferring small amounts of charge up your legs.
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    Unless you have bug bites or a rash on your legs, I think it is physical. Sounds kind of like a circulatory or nerve problem. I get pins and needles sensation if I cross my legs now. Try a softer cushion on your chair in case you are putting pressure on your nerves in your legs.

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    Could it be your circulation???? I find that after a day of living that my legs will tingle and swell a bit.

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