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MyBite#: 325
Date Bitten: 7/17/2001 Body Part: Ankle
City: Medina State/Country: Ohio
Found Spider: No Severity of Bite: 3 - Severe
Recurring Bite: No Pet Story: No
Medications: Dapsone, Stun gun

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-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2001 11:44 AM
Subject: Recluse Spider

Dear Mark,
On July 17 I was bitten by something-didn't feel the bite-noticed 1 cm small black center and redness towards evening-don't think it's Lyme's Disease-three inches above my left ankle on lower calf. I was at school all day and drove the old 1978 Ford F150 pickup.
Went to the MD on July 31; he said it was clean, but ulcerated.
It gets worse with more eruptions daily, pupura and pustiles; I have been active with no nausea, etc.
Am returning to Dr. today August 16, put me on Dapsone.
Have done hrs of research online. Truly acts like brown recluse or possibly hobo spider.
Have spoken with Dr. Abrams via telephone today. I received e-mail information from him. He is in process of moving, has info on where to order stun gun from Oklahoma packed away. Do you have that info? Dr. Abrams, however, will send it to me when he finds it.
Do you know of anyone who uses stun gun (25KV Electronic Device) in Ohio or surrounding states?
Began taking photos of this plague today-July 16. I don't wish this on anyone!!! Just purchased spider traps.
Thank you for your online help; I hope to add mine when I'm finished; will definitely try to educate my doctors!!!

Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2001 7:41 AM
Had been to docs and online for days. Located doctors in TX and OK who have treated numerous necrotic spider bites-brown recluse spider and hobo spider.

Mostly likely I was bitten by a brown recluse; can't tell when you're bitten and bite shows up 6 hrs to 12 hrs to 2 days later.

Ordered a modified 25kv mini stun gun (25KV Electronic Device) and zapped the area yesterday.

Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2001 7:41 AM
Subject: Continuation of My Spider bite

Here is a better time line of my bite: I am so excited and thankful that now I am healing.
Ever grateful to all of you.
Sincerely, ...

August 26, 2001
After warning all my relatives and friends about my brown recluse spider bite, one cousin replied that she had watched the Today Show last week and thought that Katie Couric had also received a bite.

On Sunday, July 15, I drove all day from Omaha to Medina, OH where I live.
On Monday, I rested.
On Tuesday, I drove my old Ford '78 F150 truck and worked all day at school.

On Tues eve July 17 I noticed an itchy red bump with a black center-three inches above my left ankle. I don't remember being stung. Sterilized the area and tried to remove the stinger. Wasn't a stinger, but soft center with 1 mm in diam and 1 cm deep.

Went to my doctor on July 30; said it wasn’t a spider bite; but that it was clean and ulcerated. Yes, I knew it was clean and ulcerated!

Returned to doctor on Thursday, August 16.I had necrosis, 15mm ulceration, pustules, and purpura, and a bright red area about three inches in diam. Put me on 50 mg Dapsone [also used for malaria and leprosy] once daily. According to some I should have been on 50mg 4x daily for 10 days when I first noticed the bite. Also ordered 25 spider traps!

On Sunday, August 19, I started the Hulda Clark zapper box low voltage (4.2kv):
7 min on, wait 20 min, 7 min on, wait 20 min, 7 min on
repeat every 24 hrs.

On Tuesday, Aug 21 returned to doctor; said he could see granular tissue-good sign of healing.

On Thursday, Aug 23 stopped the zapper box and zapped it 9x and surrounding area with a modified 25Kv stun gun (25KV Electronic Device).

Today, Sunday Aug 26, is healing nicely. All the poisonous enzymes are neutralized and my body defenses can now invade the area and carry away this nasty necrosis.

It looks much better. I researched for hours and narrowed to this type of bite and treatment. I have about 5 days until Aug 28 to notice the healing. I have been taking a photo of the area each day for the last 15 days.

Yesterday, on our church's prayer chain was a request for a 20 yr old man from Brunswick, OH, [5 miles from Medina] for a brown recluse bite on the facial cheek-was bitten just this past Sat. Seven days later already has a hole in his cheek. I also talked with another man from our church who battled the bite for 8 years and has a huge brown scar-like area on his leg.

Anyhow, my leg is healing nicely red area is only about 1 1/2 inches in diam. now and ulceration is about 2 mm deep with granular healing.

I wouldn't wish this bite on anyone.

Medina, OH

Sent: Monday, September 10, 2001 5:40 PM

Thank you Dr. Abrams for helping me. It's finally healing.

P.S. A doctor in Brunswick, OH-5 miles north of where I live is now treating 3 of these bites with washing out the area and antibiotics. I don't believe it's working because one of the patients his the son of parents who attend our church. This son already has a hole in his facial cheek almost entirely through the face.
My cousin Erik works with a man in Michigan who had to have some of his molars replaced after the BITE.
Another man from our church uses the dog collar on his bee stings! (His wife is a naturalists with the Cleveland MetroParks System.)

Mark, after we perfect my testimony; could we put it on your website?
Yes, electric shock therapy (25KV Electronic Device) is 100% successful.

Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 6:30 PM

My spider bite from July 17 on; my next roll of film has the healing photos. After third session of stun gun (25KV Electronic Device), I have only one scab remaining: the bite wound, now only 8mm in diameter; just to be about 2cm in diam. I used a 25KV Electronic Device: 100% successful. (Navajo Nation uses electric fence.)

I also have all of my photos on Walmart's photo website. You must send me your e-mail address to be invited to view these photos.

Date: Sunday, July 28, 2002 4:28 PM
Subject: One year after bite
Thank you so much for this website.
Bite has totally healed; small scar; small reddish, brown area around original bite.
My lower legs have some little blotches around hair follicles that heal slowly.
Middle of June 2002, ran into the corner of the bed-still slow to heal.
Am now very allergic to fragrances, neomycin, Peruvian Balsam, 2 antiboitics: Tequin and cephalexin, red wine, shellfish, Lake Erie water (Cleveland, OH, soy and soy products, and now ALOE from the fresh leaf. Insect bites now take "forever" to heal.
Since summer of 2002, I have had increased red spots, hives, and breaking out on my feet, legs, abdomen, arms, and hands. Several trips to the Cleveland Clinic and I was diagnosed with leucocytoclastic vasulitis caused from lupus, cancer, medication, reaction to foods, or as I have stated "Or anything else in the world!!" All my counts, blood pressure, etc are great except for one thing: small amount of microscoptic blood in my urine, no bacteria or anything else; I am 62 years old.
In July 2003, I put a piece of aloe on my left front shin half way between the knee and the ankle, and I had serious skin damage from an allergic reaction. For 2 weeks now I have been on a vegan diet with fresh, raw juices, herbal fiber cleanse, and barley max. You can find the diet at Hallalujah Acres: or at Stan Abrams:
My leg is healing nicely and the strict vegan diet has alleviated my breaking out.
Now, in Oct 2003, the skin rash has become more severe on my arms and legs. I recently was diagnosed with Henoch Schoenlein Purpura (HSP) with IgA Nephropathy. After my kidney biopsy, I have 66% kidney function. I am now on prednisone, fish oil, and Cozaar. At least the breaking out has subsided.
I really believe that this spider bite aggravated the IgAN, but I could have been harboring this disease for 10 to 20 years before it attacked the kidneys!!!


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