My husband finally went to the doctor after two weeks of severe pain and yes, it was a Brown Recluse Spider bite. He was in pain for two months total with antibiotics. Then a few weeks went by and I was bit by a Black Widow on the only place on my body where I have below average body fat (my hand between my knuckles). I've never been in worse pain. It was bad. And did I go to the doctor? No, why would I when I can suffer in bed for five days while high on Benadryl?