About 5am I woke up from a bad dream where someone was stabing me with a sharp object and when I awoke my elbow hurt like hell.
1st thing I thought was spider bite but when I checked out my elbow in the mirror I could not see any bite mark. Elbow was and still is swolen, red and hot. And I can't bend it any more than 2 inches. Then I thought I just slept on it funny till my hand also started to swell up also. Not too serious but couldn't get my wedding band off.
After that I was back to thinking spider bite. Went to medical on base to get it looked at and they were also I was running a fever and my blood pressure was up a bit 153/95 it's normally 130/85. They gave me some allergy meds and told me if my fever got over 102 to go to the E/R.
Well it's 14 hrs later and it still looks like I have a golf ball on top of my elbow that's full of mush and can't move it more than 2 inches. WTF I've never had an allergic reaction to anything in my life, spiders,bees,ants,jellyfish, cobras, ect..... Well not cobras but anything else.
I know there are some strange critters in Texas and was wondering if there was some sort of insect that doesnt leave an actual bite mark you could pin point?
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Medical on Base is like the company doctor, no? Go to the ER even though the ER is about as fun as a church service.
As far as bite marks I have no clue. But a spider bite it could be. Black Widow?????
LOL on the Base medical. That's about right. If I go to the E/R I will have to go to the base E/R. On the weekend that place is get well on your own or die! Good 8+hr wait if you are not gushing blood or having a heart attack.
Not a B/W have a buddy that got bit by one of those said it felt like his arm was on fire for 10hrs.
I'd want to get that checked out again if the pain/swelling/fever continues. It sounds like a brown recluse bite.. I've heard people say they had a golf-ball sized lump after getting bit by them.
Here's a link with some info about the spider and symptoms after the bite: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/spide...article_em.htm
I second that on the brown recluse...it is something you need to take very serously.
yeah.... the one spider that has a really bad bite, and they don't make webs they just travel around and bite anything
i remember hearing about how a older lady got bit 2-3 times when at schlitterbahn going down a water tube ride.... it attacked her the whole way down! brown recluses suck... i actually smashed one last night when we were at old settlers park bbq'in
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