It has been unseasonably warm where I live and we have recently had a big rain. This follows an incredibly mild winter. All of these ingredients add up to an overabundance of mosquitoes. Everyone is talking about them - swarms of mosquitoes that are reaching Biblical proportions.
I have noticed them, sure. However, it only recently dawned on me that they are not biting me. At all. I started reflecting on this fact just yesterday, as I was swatting them off of my daughters - even the dog had a mosquito on him. One of my daughters asked me, "Mommy, do you ever get mosquito bites?"
I started to say (in that absentminded parent way), "Sure, everyone gets mosquito bites." But then I thought about it and realized that it has been years since I have had a mosquito bite.
I used to get them all the time and be an itchy mess for 6 months of the year. The only thing that I can link my current lack of appeal to mosquitoes is to Copaxone. I have been on it for about 6 years and I can distinctly remember an itchy summer right before I started.
I tried to research this, and the best I could do was a post on another blog with someone wondering the same thing: Copaxone keeps the bugs away. This person was wondering if her Copaxone was repelling the mosquitoes, but there seemed to be a general lack of consensus on the matter.
What about you? Anyone notice a difference in your "tastiness" to biting bugs since being on Copaxone (or any other disease-modifying therapy)? I would love to know the answer to this. Please share you experience in the comments section below?