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Author Topic: Spider Bite OUCH!  (Read 3797 times)

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Spider Bite OUCH!
« on: July 26, 2006, 09:49:45 PM »
Well it had to happen sooner or later but I woke up this morning and had the biggest welp on my leg. Some way a spider bit my leg and I can hardly walk from the effect of the bite. My leg has swollen to a football.  I can walk from the bathroom to my living room and that is about it on the walking.  :'(

So I can say for the next few days its on the sofa for me.

As far as taking my meds this is going to be hard to take something for the pain and possible messing my meds up.

Offline Teresa

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Re: Spider Bite OUCH!
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 10:38:21 PM »

You better get the dr! My cousin wound up in the hospital from a spider bite. A brown recluse bit her.

Got me worried here!

Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Spider Bite OUCH!
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 10:45:21 PM »
Hello Jerry,

 I would also suggest that you go to a doctor, and get it checked out. If you can hardly walk, and your leg is swollen, something isn't right. Do you have one of those walk in clinics near you ? I would play it on the safe side...

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg






Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/08/15,  t-cells are at 386,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 11%

 64 years young.

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Re: Spider Bite OUCH!
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 11:17:36 PM »
Hello, I really hope that you went to the doctor, Spider bites are no joke. I was bitten by one and after a couple of days it hurt so bad I had to go to the doctor, also you need antibiotics because Brown Recluse bites cause your flesh to rot from the inside out and you don't want a big hole in your leg.  Please go to the doctor.   Cristy

Offline HollyStar

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Re: Spider Bite OUCH!
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 11:58:25 PM »
I agree! PLEASE go to the doc or the ER!
Diagnosed  July 28th 2003

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Offline Teresa

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Re: Spider Bite OUCH!
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2006, 11:43:29 AM »

How is your leg today??

Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
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 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)


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Re: Spider Bite OUCH!
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2006, 07:43:16 PM »
Just a little note to say the swealing has went down and there is not much pain in my leg anymore.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Spider Bite OUCH!
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2006, 07:43:36 PM »
Spider bites? Bah! Little Steve, Cubby Bear and myself come from a country where SPIDERS CAN AND WILL EAT YOU ALIVE!!!!!!

Nevertheless, I hope you're ok Jerry. -hug-

MtD  :-*


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Re: Spider Bite OUCH!
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2006, 07:45:19 PM »
Doing ok now Matty put some Turpentine on the bite and the bite area is getting better.

Ok here is my bite pics.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2006, 09:07:20 PM by jerry »


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Re: Spider Bite OUCH!
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2006, 09:08:16 PM »
posted pics of my bites!


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