This sting report was written by Den.
Stung on the right forefinger. Immediate pain similar to bee sting. Progressed rapidly to a cold tingling numbing sensation that throbbed similar to if you've hit your finger with a hammer. Pain increased in tact with the throbbing over 30 minutes and spread to the back of my hand and along the inside of my forearm. By this time it was extremely painful so i decided to put my hand under a cold tap. Mistake!. The cold water made my hand felt as if it had been stripped of skin and submerged in salt water. It took 5 minutes for the pain to decrease back to extremely painful after i removed it from the cold water.
1 hour later pain now moved up to armpit and radiating out across the right side of my chest. I laid down with a quilt over me and tried to relax. Discovered the warmth of being under the quilt helped with the pain. Stayed there the rest of the evening and took a sleeping tablet 5 hours after being stung. Slept for a further 5 hours and then woke repeatedly the next 3 or 4 hours before getting up.
Pain now gone throughout body although my finger is still cold, numb and stiff. Throbbing subsided and my finger is not painful to the touch.
It's now early afternoon on day 2 (stung yesterday afternoon) and the cold numbing stiffness has subsided slightly since this morning so i'm hoping there's no permanent nerve damage although right now i still have no feeling in the last third of my forefinger.....3 days after the sting all remnants of pain and numbness had gone.