The pain was excruciating for about four hours. The next few days it felt like someone had hit my foot with a hammer.
It never bruised, but the sensation was like the after-effects of having something like a big rock dropped on your foot. It has been over a week and the bite marks are still there. The area is still tender and itchy. I highly recommend shoes at night. Epilouge: Ironically, the day after I got bit we went geo-caching. In the first cache we found was a large plastic centipede. I had to take it home with me. Rayn Hunt Camas, WA. This morning at about I was bitten in my sleep by a brown centipede about 5 inches long, I found it crawling on the floor by the bed after jumping up from a dead sleep with burning pain on my belly.
I washed the area well with soap and water and then squeezed it to make it bleed some more.
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Called my friends that work in the ER here and was told to take benadryl and ibuprophen and ice pack it to reduce the painand swelling. It hurt like hell for about 4 hours and then I slept for about 3 hours. Now I just need to watch for signs of infection.
Wish me luck! Hope this helps others! Howzit , I dont feel too bad about acting like a whining 5yr old after reading some articles.
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Today about 4 hours ago was the second time being bitten by these sonofaguns. I woke up in the middle of the night with one mean headache. I went to the bathroom to wash my face i noticed a little redness on my head above my left eyebrow right where the throbbing was. I woke Lono boy up so he could check it out. As i type this story my foot is throbbing. In the dark as i was taking the opala to the bin i felt a sharp pain as if a lighting bolt went through the top of my foot. As i hoped in my garage going in circles trying to figure what had happen, my wife tells me to shut up and asks why am i making so much noise.
Bit by 5 inch centipede this Thanksgiving Morning at am. It started as a deep burning sensation then starting radiating excrutiating pain down my right arm and across my chest. It is now am and after a trip to the emergency room for pain medication and a licocaine patch, I am still in pain and starting to itch in the bitten area.
Found the guy when I returned home, still in the bed and had the audacity to be sleeping under the covers. Caught him and quickly disposed of him down the toilet. I had open heart surgery last year and can say that the pain was similar to waking up in ICU after the surgery. On a scale of , the pain was a Told by the nurse in the ermergency room that a baby had been brought in with 3 bites.
Poor little thing! I live out in East Honolulu. I was sound asleep when my cat started going lolo. I woke my husband up and asked him to put her out. Next i rolled over to put my hand under my pillow and I felt something bit me. I leapt ten feet out of the bed, and high tailed it to the bathroom screaming in pain.
I think I used every curse word i knew. After taking two ibuprofen and drinking three glasses of wine. I was able to go back to sleep.
Still hurts this morning. A little hung over too. Especially relate to jumping ten feet out of bed. I love them in the garden, but in the bed is an entirely different matter. Got bit 7 days ago on ankle by a 7 inched on Maui Whole foot, ankle, lower leg still swollen. MauiGuy…moved out of 2 houses so far because of centipedes. Are there centipedes up there too?! I live in upcountry Maui. An hour ago I awoke to a stinging pain in my head and knew it had to be either a giant spider or a centipede.
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I cleared everything off the floor and flipped the bed over… and found a big brown centipede. I hope he enjoyed the taste of my flesh because I smashed him to bits. Bastards — the pain feels like someone took a box cutter to my scalp and sliced down to my skull. I had been staying in a condo in Princevile for several days when, in a deep sleep, I scratched at something on my head. I immediately felt as if my scalp was on fire!
A few minutes later, my husband awoke to my cries of pain, only to be bitten himself! We both tried in vain to ease the pain—his was not quite as acute, as he was bitten on the fleshy part right behind his armpit—but I just wanted to die. In our travel book, it said that a centipede sting can range anywhere from a bad bee sting to a shotgun blast—mine was definitely in the shotgun blast range!!!!
This was one of the most excruciatingly painful experiences I have ever had. After about 2 hours, I finally calmed down enough to sleep, but still had residual pain the next day. I definitely will never go to bed again on the islands without thoroughly inspecting the sheets!!!!
My parents moved to Kauai 23 years ago and I visited.
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We were always careful to check inside shoes, shake the sheets before getting into bed, etc. It had everything — a beautiful kitchen, a grand piano! Some say they travel in pairs. Sure enough, the next night, another very large centipede followed the first one was dead by then.
I moved back to San Francisco and spent years on the mainland driving my partner nuts by — still! Once was in the Wailua Homesteads.
It was about 2 a. I was sleeping in a loft and made my way down in the darkness, then turned on a light.
Got yelled at for turning on a light! Called the hospital to ask what I should do. The pain reduced after about 50 minutes. I had a raised red triangle with two fang marks on my back for a couple of weeks. The second time I was bitten was recently, in a condo in Princeville. I was just waking up my goodness they are sneaky!