Anyone experience a sting from a lionfish. A few years ago I was stung by my 8 inch volitan while doing maintance. Didn't hurt at first, but after about 5 min. it felt like someone was smashing my hand with a hammer, 10 mins. I start sweating and finger starts swelling rapidly. Took some benedryl as a precautionary. The pain lasted about 3 hrs. swelling lasted about a day.