What was the last thing you were stung by?

@AmbiePam (46151)
United States
July 25, 2008 8:10am CST
OK, I imagine I'll get a few of you guys with answers like, the last time I was stung is when my signigicant other spoke harshly to me, and stuff like that. If you want to go that way, that's fine. But I'm talking more along the lines of bees, scorpions, wasps, whatever you have in your neck of the woods. How was it treated and did you have to seek medical help? I'm thinking scorpion stings might require some medical aid...
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@gemini_rose (16194)
25 Jul 08
The last time I was stung was also the very first time I was stung and it was by a wasp. Up until that point I was absolutely terrified of wasps, I had a fear of being stung because I had never been stung! I was up town and one came after the perfume I had on, it was on my neck and I panicked and swatted at it, of course it stung my neck. It hurt, but you know it was not as bad as I had feared. I also found out that I was not allergic to them! I did not require any medical aid though it went within a couple of hours.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Its been a long time ago since I was literally stung. I think it was a wasp but can't really remember. As far as words, it would have to be my mother. She has some mental health problems and she is mad at my husband and I cause we put her in the hospital so they could get her back on her meds. She refused them from me. She accuses me and my husband of some really bad things and some days she is as sweet as she can be. I know its her mental state but it still stings.
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@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I'm so sorry. I have never had to be hospitalized for my bipolar, but I can't imagine the pain of loved ones having to make such a hard decision. I can't even imagine trying to be around a bipolar who is not on some sort of medication or therapy. It's just not worth it, to them or the family they have the effect on.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
27 Jul 08
It was pretty bad but I know it had to be worse for her. She has bipolar but also with paranoid schizoid affective disorder ( schizophrenia, but without all the symptoms). I have depression and I know I have to take my meds or I make everybody misereble.
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@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Wow, so for her it is a triple whammy.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
25 Jul 08
My last episode wasn't really a sting - but it creeped me out big time. I was in WalMart shopping for shirts for the hubs. While he was trying things on I walked along the racks and picked out more for him. When we got to the check out I felt something digging into my neck and thinking it was the label of my ball cap, touched the spot and gave it a push up under the rim. Well I tried to give it a push. My finger felt something hard and squishy at the same time. I started to get agitated as I didn't know what it was and it felt so weird. The lady behind me in line reached up and pinched the spot and low and behold had pulled out a TICK! It freaked me out big time. A tick! I must have picked it up going through the racks in the men's department, where the shirts were hanging in long vertical rows. The cashier called the manager and his attitude was "Nothing we can do", and I've not been back to that store since.
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@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Oh gross. Not a lot of things give me the creeps, but ticks sure as heck do.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
26 Jul 08
I'm pretty cool with all kinds of creepy crawlies too, but ticks give me the willies! Something about all that bloodsucking and swelling up with it I guess.*shudders*! What really 'ticked' me off though was the attitude of the manager of that WalMart. He made me feel like it was my fault. The funny thing was, that right in the middle of my telling him it wasn't the first time I'd found some kind of insect in the store, a ROACH crawled right across his shoe! No sh*t! I about fell over laughing which 'ticked' HIM off! ROFL
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@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Oh my word! That's just another good reason to never come back!
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I have no idea what is the last thing that stung me. I would guess it was a mosquito though. I woke up this morning with a bit of from some sort of bug on top of my middle toe on my right foot. Oh, it itched like crazy this morning.
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@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Isn't it crazy where those suckers end up?
@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
25 Jul 08
Last time I was stung I was seven or eight, and I think it was a hornet, or maybe a plain old bee, I don't really remember. Haven't been stung since. I... sat there and whined for about half an hour if I recall correctly, that's about as far as 'medical treatment' ever got.
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@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Yeah, bees never seem to cause a lot of trouble unless it is a swarm or the person is allergic. But I heard someone talk about when they got stung by a scorpion they ended up in the ER.
• United States
25 Jul 08
Hello AmbiePam, This is quite the random question... lol but it makes a convesation and allows alot of people to respond because we all know how a sting feels, whether that being a sting from burning your hand on the stove that your mom would always nag at you to get away from as a child to that sting you mentioned in the original post as being spoke harshly too... The last time I was stung (literally) was when I was a little toddler at my cousins wedding... thinking I was cool in my suit in the 100 degree weather I insisted on being the door stop of the evening and greet everyone I knew and didn't know into the church. While I was leaning against the door though, I remember a burning sensation growing on my butt. Low and behold, ther was a wasp that I leaned against and aggravated so it tooks its roll in being the mean and nasty wasp it was. In return I killed it. I know, an injury for a like just doesn't seem fare, but it really got me where it counts... lol As a treatment I went to my mom in half cry, half scream and she directed me to the sink where I just washed off and had to man it out. It was quite the evening, but all in all, my cousin got married... lol Hope this answers your question... bet you didn't expect a story. Oh well... lol
@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Of all places, what a bad spot to be stung on such an important day!
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Frequently I get stung by fire ants here. They are everywhere. I try to stay on pavement whenever possible, but when working it the yard its hard to see them. Those little suckers hurt too. They don't sting just once, but multiple times while also sending out a signal for the others to do likewise. They cause nasty blisters and can result in scaring. I have numerous scars on my feet and legs from them. Luckily I haven't found a scorpion yet. And while I have heard of killer bees killing in my area I haven't run into any. I did find 5 tarantulas last year, but killed them before being bitten. I've seen a few snakes as well, even had one slither across my foot last spring in the garden, but don't guess those count as stings. LOL
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@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I knew a woman who lived in Africa for fifteen years with her husband. She told me some awful stories about fire ants. Pretty much freaked me out.
• United States
25 Jul 08
I see you are not talking about being stung by the words some spew here at Mylot so I will have to go with the when I was about 4 in Pittsburgh..it was a honeybee..and he was not sweet.
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@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Hey, forgot about the mylot possibility. I think if I had mentioned it, it might have been everyone's first response.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Hi ambie, Great way to start a discussion! Well, I was stung by a wasp many years ago and I found out that I am highly allergic. I have to carry an epipen in case it happens again. I made it to the doctor but not before I had a life threatening reaction. I got stung by a yellowjack while I was standing at the busstop. I was wearing a floral shirt (which attracts them) and it went under the shirt and stung me under my arm. It felt like a pinch! I'm thankfull that I'm not as allergic to the them as I am bees, and wasps. Didn't have the epipen the and thankfully I was fine, just sore.
@AmbiePam (46151)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Those pens are so important. My dad is supposed to carry one, but he is too stubborn to do so.
@vera5d (3958)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I haven't been stung by a bee in several years. I usually stay the heck away from them! (They are not on my list of "nice" bugs!) I do get bitten by mosquitos constantly however. Fortunately neither of these require medical attention!
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• United States
27 Jul 08
When I was about eight or nine years old, my arm was stung (bit) by a spider. I felt a tiny pain at the time and nothing major. Then pain started shooting up my arm and I started screaming and ran inside. My arm was completely paralyzed (bent up toward me) for almost half an hour. I screamed the entire time. It hurt that bad! I have never been so scared in my life! After about half an hour the pain subsided and my arm could move again.
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@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
26 Jul 08
 bee - a summer bee
You know what until this summer i have not been stung by anything since i was a kid . This summer they all seem out to get me . Back in may I stepped on a wasp before getting in my swimming pool . At first it felt like i stepped on something sharp, and then I felt it all over my foot, and the next thing that happened is it itched like crazy . Then, I got stung by a bee while swimming and i felt the itch and sting more . Also, get this last week I grabbed my swim suit from the back porch and folded in on my arm, and 3 bees were hiding in there . My gosh did that hurt, and my arm swelled
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@lily3753 (390)
• China
26 Jul 08
when I was a little girl , I was stung by a bee on my thumb . But strange is ,I didn't feel hurt .I pull it out ,and then continue playing with my buddy.I told it to my grandmother and she can hardly believe ,because my thumb looks can't any better .
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• United States
26 Jul 08
The last thing I was stung by was a bee. It was just a few days ago, and it was the first time I was ever stung by a bee, and I didn't know if I was allergic since it runs in the family. Thank goodness I didn't have an allergic reaction! I didn't seek medical help, I just swam around in my pool and it felt better. xD
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@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I think it was probably a bee and it was LONG time ago. I am not allergic to bees or wasps and I don't recall having to treat it at all, I did put ice on it because it bugged me. I think I've been bitten by an ant or two more recently, I just smashed them flat lol.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
26 Jul 08
I got stung by a no see em, and I did not do anything except wait until the sting went away. I have also got it from a mosquito but it did not hurt as they do not like me that much and try to avoid me. Mosquitoes and bugs do not bother me that much. If they do, I will put on a little calamine lotion or sometimes vinegar. I heard the latter is good at getting rid of the sting.
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26 Jul 08
Hello AmbiePam, I was stung when I went to Spain on hoilday and had to seek medical fro the local doctore and was gaven an injection on my behind, it didn't hurt. Tamarafireheart.
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• United States
26 Jul 08
The last thing I was stung by was a good old-fashioned bee. I was outside for a PE class, and i felt something land on my leg. Sure enough, it was a bee. My running must have disturbed it, and it stung me. Luckily, I didn't have a reaction or anything like that. But, it did hurt for a while!
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@sacmom (14336)
• United States
26 Jul 08
honey bees - Look at all the bees.
The last thing I was stung by was a honey bee and it happened about 2 months ago. This is the first time I have ever been stung by a bee. It was my own fault though, I didn't look when I should have and I put my hand right on top of a bee that was sitting on a post. As bees were swarming below that area (see picture below) I should have been cautious, but as these bees are tame I thought nothing of it. I had my hand over the poor bee for a few seconds before he stung me. And I knew I had been stung at that moment. It hurt, but not as bad as I thought it would. That is, at least not right away. When I had pulled the stinger out I guess I squeezed some of the sack into my finger, because it started to burn. The next day my finger was hard as a rock. I didn't seek medical attention, but my husband and I did watch my finger in case it got any worse. PS The picture I added (if it works) I took around the same time as when I got stung. It happened right next to this old faucet.
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@momalisa65 (1744)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I was stung by a bee on my ankle 2 weeks ago when I was cleaning old leaves out of my yard. The bees were living in a pile of old leaves that were turning to mulch and I started picking up the pile and one got me. Owwweee! It hurt. And then it itched for the next week.
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