I Was Bitten By a Brown Recluse Spider

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 17 People

    Holy Spider Bite Batgirl!

    A year and a half ago I was bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider while I set up a tent at night in northern Michigan. I didn't see Ms Spider or I would have of course AVOIDED her fangs like the plague! I didn't even realize at the  moment that it was a Brown Recluse bite..it...
    INCA INCA
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Dec 10, 2007

    Ouch! (almost)

    A few years back (okay, like twelve), I found a dollar bill crumpled up underneath my front porch.  I stuffed it in my pocket and went to the store to buy some hair dye.  When it was time to pay, I pulled out my money, and the dollar from my pocket, and straightened it...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2008

    Be Afraid...then Squish It!

    A couple of years ago I was spreading some mulch that had been shipped here to New York from down south, I think somewhere in the Carolina's.  I didn't feel the bite but I certainly felt the aftermath! The bite started out looking like a mosquito bite and then started...
    MyoblastNLace MyoblastNLace
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Dec 21, 2007

    Detached Retina Same Time?

    In June 2009, in Texas, I was bitten, and the same day that I discovered it I also found that I had a detached retina in my eye. Went to er 3 days later and was given antibiotics. The bite healed within 10 days.Every eye surgeon since has said that they never heard...
    kenpet kenpet
    66-70, M
    1 Response Jan 26, 2010

    But It Saved My Dog's Life

    A long time ago, after my knee surgery had healed, my then best-friend and I would hike down to the creek at the back of my neighborhood. It was quite a walk, but we went slow and stopped when I needed to if the pain got bad. We would take lunch, and a carrot for my neighbor...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Jan 1, 2008

    Bite

    When I was 9, I was bitten by a brown recluse. The bite was on my kneee, and it turned angry red, swelled to the size of a softball, and then began to peel. It burned like fire, and almost filled my entire leg with infection. It was horrible. I don't like to kill anything, but...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2010

    Brown Recluse

    I was bitten 4 years ago and it nearly took my leg. I have done a show called Amazing Medical Stories, Scars, and I Was Bitten for the Discovery Channel to let people know how serious the bites can get.
    dlosh dlosh
    36-40
    Oct 27, 2008

    Of Course I Was.

    with my luck in attracting random and bizarre medical issues, it was just a matter of time until the brown recluse and i had an altercation. i was about 15 or 16 years old. i was on a mission trip in the rainforest of belize. completely isolated. in the jungle jungle. where...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    19 Responses Dec 11, 2007

    Fun Times

    I bought an old trailer that I had planned to fix up. It was overlooking a gorgeous lake.  I was so anxious to stay there that I plopped the sleeping bag down on the concrete pad that was the sun room.  We had already done a lot of work and I was not looking forward to the long...
    Molly2350 Molly2350
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2012

    Bitten In My Brother's Bed!

    My brother went away to college and one night I decided to sleep in his bed. I had forgotten that my sister said she had spotted a gross spider in there earlier. The next day I noticed where the bite was, but shrugged it off as nothing. As that nexy day reached I went to work...
    KnowJenny KnowJenny
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2009

    I guess I am really lucky.

    ...I was bitten 2 weeks ago while kayaking. I thought it was the nylon seat material catching my lower back. Four hours later I thought I had pulled a muscle in my back. I stayed with some family on a let out couch. Further convincing me that I'd injured my back. After not being...
    SpiderWoman8 SpiderWoman8
    51-55, F
    Sep 13, 2015
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