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tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 6:29 PM on Saturday, June 18th, 2022

The venom in a honey bee sting is quite different from that in wasps. So you may not react if you do get stung by a wasp.
I have reactions that are considered high but not anaphylactic, but I also have been stung a jillion times by both. Red wasps are just assholes. Hornets can make you feel like you have been hit by a bullet.
But make sure you keep your Epi up to date and benadryl and pepcid, yes plain old pepcid is a histamine blocker too and it actually helps me more than benadryl does for the honey bee stings.

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 22 & 25
Married for 30 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

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 Tanner (original poster member #72235) posted at 7:05 PM on Saturday, June 18th, 2022

pepcid is a histamine blocker

Very surprised, when the Dr was calling out orders I couldn’t see but I heard pepcid, later I asked the nurse if I heard that correctly and yes it’s a histamine blocker. I thought it was to keep me from vomiting with a closed throat.

Dday Sept 7 2019 doing well in R
BH M 31 years

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sisoon ( Moderator #31240) posted at 5:35 PM on Sunday, June 19th, 2022

I'm sorry you are going through this, but very happy that you got to an ER in time.

fBH (me) - on d-day: 66, Married 43, together 45, same sex ap
DDay - 12/22/2010
Recover'd and R'ed
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 Tanner (original poster member #72235) posted at 5:28 PM on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

The venom in a honey bee sting is quite different from that in wasps. So you may not react if you do get stung by a wasp.

Thanks for all the all the advise and well wishes. I have my Epipen with me now, so if anyone is still reading this I’m wondering about wasps. I work with real estate, inspections specifically. I encounter wasps all the time.

If I get stung by anything do I use the pen immediately or only after I feel a reaction coming on? It’s not real clear on the instructions. It only says for allergic reactions which to me means if I react to a sting.

Dday Sept 7 2019 doing well in R
BH M 31 years

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tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 5:48 PM on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

If you know that the response you had was due to a honey bee, and you then get stung by a wasp, I would encourage you stop what you are doing, go sit down, drink some cool water, and take a pepcid and benadryl and wait.
If you notice that it is worsening despite that, then yup hit yourself up.
If you still are freaking out, and having panic or fear go ahead and hit yourself up (to be on the safeside) but you will still get a systemic reaction, like swelling, heat, itching, if it stays less than 6 inches from the sting sight, then it's a normal reaction, and next time may not need it.

Lastly take that epi pen out of the box read the instructions, watch the video if they link one, so you know how to use it.

DO know that when you use the epi pen you will experience some heart racing, and fast breathing at first, it is epinephrine and will cause a systemic response, it may also make you feel really shakey.

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 22 & 25
Married for 30 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

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 Tanner (original poster member #72235) posted at 6:17 PM on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Thanks for the response. That is very helpful information.

Dday Sept 7 2019 doing well in R
BH M 31 years

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tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 7:46 PM on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have other questions.

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 22 & 25
Married for 30 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

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BraveSirRobin ( Guide #69242) posted at 8:52 PM on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Glad to hear you're ok, Tanner, and have a plan for moving forward.

We really need to put tushnurse on retainer here!

WW/BW

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WhatsRight ( member #35417) posted at 8:54 PM on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Amen

"Noone can make you feel inferior without your concent." Eleanor Roosevelt

I will not be vanquished. Rose Kennedy

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Superesse ( member #60731) posted at 1:52 AM on Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

We really need to put tushnurse on retainer here!

Amen, ain't that the truth!

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 Tanner (original poster member #72235) posted at 12:43 AM on Friday, June 24th, 2022

We really need to put tushnurse on retaine

I agree, Tushnurse has helped me in threads I never posted in. A real SI treasure

[This message edited by Tanner at 12:45 AM, Friday, June 24th]

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BH M 31 years

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tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 4:42 PM on Friday, June 24th, 2022

Wow you all are too kind.
I'm always happy to pass on knowledge on any topic I know something about.

Just paying it forward.

In the words of Dave Matthews
"Be kind always, no matter"

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 22 & 25
Married for 30 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

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Gottagetthrough ( member #27325) posted at 8:30 PM on Friday, June 24th, 2022

Please see an allergist who can do testing to see if it was a bee allergy. In office with epi at the ready. Could have been something else, or maybe another bug??? I wouldn’t hang up the suit just yet, but ask a dr for their opinion.

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 Tanner (original poster member #72235) posted at 9:42 PM on Friday, June 24th, 2022

Could have been something else, or maybe another bug???

No it was definitely a bee, I was preparing for an extraction and went up the ladder without my suit on to see what tools I need. He got me right between the eyes. I started itching within a couple minutes, enough time to load up and get towards the ER.

Dday Sept 7 2019 doing well in R
BH M 31 years

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tushnurse ( member #21101) posted at 8:42 PM on Saturday, June 25th, 2022

The one that kept me from working for 2 days and made my eyes swell shut was a honeybee smack dab center of my forehead between the eyebrows.

Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 22 & 25
Married for 30 years now, was 16 at the time.
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

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Tacit ( member #78985) posted at 2:41 AM on Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Told my W, heart and lungs, meh. But when the junk isn’t right "Call 911!!!’"🤣

And in today's episode of why women live longer...

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Her: WW(48)

Married for 23 years, 22 on DDay

Kids: Daughter(21) Son(19)

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StillLivin ( member #40229) posted at 5:52 AM on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022

If you get stung again, and you follow tushnurse's advice, and you find you still aren't getting better, do NOT drive yourself. Call an ambulance. I went into anaphylaxis. I passed out. My brother called an ambulance. When they got there, they were able to immediately start treating me. If I'd been driven to the ER, they would have been bringing in a corpse. Sometimes minutes can be the difference between life and death. So glad you were treated and ok afterwards.
Oh, and yes, our immune system deteriorates as we age. So it might just be you were eventually going to become allergic to bees, or your immune system is aging.

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D: 7/2/2014

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number4 ( member #62204) posted at 7:47 PM on Sunday, July 3rd, 2022

OMGosh... how scary. I rarely get stung - have been stung maybe a half dozen times in my life, but every time I do, I look out for an abnormal reaction in the first hour because I know that, even though I never reacted the previous times, I could always react now.

Glad you're OK.

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Him: WH
Married - 30+ years
Two adult daughters
1st affair: 2005-2007
2nd-4th affairs: 2016-2017
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