Lately it seems like everyone who gets stung by a bee around me acts like it's a near death experience. I don't remember it being like this. When I was a kid I got stung all the time and it was no big deal. I met an older guy today who's telling me about getting welts from bee stings and using that epi-pen that's been in the press so much for it's high price. He pays $9 for it through the VA and not $600 like the company that makes it is alleged to be charging everyone. Knowing this guy as I do--he's a big wimp when it comes to pain--I think the welts, etc. are real physiological TMS reactions. Bee stings may be the next back-ache.