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      Has anyone reported having long-term problems after getting bitten? I know people that get bitten by black widows and brow recluses have problems even long after they were treated for the bite.

      I've heard that they are doing research on Black Widow venom (think I saw a documentary actually on it)...and that would definitely take a lot of venom since those things are so small.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Spider_Song View Post
      Has anyone reported having long-term problems after getting bitten? I know people that get bitten by black widows and brow recluses have problems even long after they were treated for the bite.

      I've heard that they are doing research on Black Widow venom (think I saw a documentary actually on it)...and that would definitely take a lot of venom since those things are so small.
      I'd have to go back and read through some of those reports again, but I do recall some people saying they were still feeling effects from pokie bites a year to two after the bite!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Spider_Song View Post
      Has anyone reported having long-term problems after getting bitten? I know people that get bitten by black widows and brow recluses have problems even long after they were treated for the bite.
      Yes there are. Just do an online search for Poec bites.

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