So for Independence Day I got the surprise of a lifetime. We had just had our first monsoon storm of the season and I KNOW scorpions come inside when it rains. As a matter of fact, I had just gotten done telling my boyfriend to watch out for them in the house. He went to sleep (after some great lovin') and I was finishing up a few things I needed to do before bed. I was sitting at the computer desk in the living room checking my messages when I felt something tickle my leg. I looked down.....saw nothing. I felt a few more twitches that seemed more like muscle spasms, then I felt a SHARP sting a couple times and I shook my leg. Out falls a scorpion about 1 1/2 inches long from my pajama pants. I realized quickly he'd gotten me more than once...maybe even a few times. <p><p> I immediately ran and took 2 Benadryls and grabbed an ice pack. I woke up my honey and asked him to keep an eye on me. If I was going to have a reaction it wouldn't take long. <p> Within 2-3 minutes my skin turned TOMATO RED and I started to feel funny. My hunny got dressed and said he was taking me to the hospital. It was about 11:30 pm so that was our only option. By the time I made it to the car (about 5 minutes after the incident) I was vomiting uncontrollably. I lost the wonderful steak dinner I had made only hours before. I had to keep the passenger side door ajar so I could puke out the side of the car as Mark rushed me to the hospital. They took me straight back and when they noticed my blood pressure was only 107/54 they started an IV right away. I WAS IN ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK. I broke out in hives all over my body. It took 4 hours to stabilize my blood pressure before they sent me home. So it was determined that I am severely allergic to scorpions! Either that or the mind-blowing amount of venom I had in my system nearly took me down. It has been 2 days now, and now that the allergic rash has dissapated, we can tell that I was stung a total of 6 times on my leg before I could get that damn EVIL insect out of my pantleg! Check out my photo albums to see the pics! Crazyness I tell you!