*Name: Alex
Have you been affected by Ciguatera Poisoning?: Yes, I have had ciguatera poisoning
How did you hear about us?: Search Engine
Tell us your story: I live in Hawaii, and I ate a small amount of reef fish yesterday that came from here. This morning I woke up and had the “pins and needles” and itching in my hands and feet. I only at a bit of meat the size of a quarter, and the neurological symptoms aren’t severe at all, but just annoying right now. I’m glad I didn’t eat any more than I had! Jeff, you mentioned you still have problems with your hands and feet, do your daughter’s boyfriend and wife who didn’t eat as much still do as well? I hope it just sticks around for a week or so. Thank you so much for the insight!

Sorry to hear you have some ciguatera symptoms but glad they are minimal, I’m curious as to what kind of fish it was and why you only ate such a very small amount? Did you know of ciguatera and were concerned that the fish may be toxic?
Per you question: I’m the only one that still has any symptoms and its reversal of hot & cold in the hands. Its not anywhere as severe as it was in the beginning so it really doesn’t bother me, when I hold something ice cold and it feels hot it just reminds me this crap is still in my system. Every now and then after eating some fish, and having a bit to much alcohol, I wake up with sweaty feet which was a severe symptom I had for months, it does go away after a few hours.
Per my comments on the site I stick to non reef fish like Mahi Mahi, Tuna & Wahoo, I’ve only had reef fish a few times since Sept. 2013, still can’t bring myself to dive in and eat reef fish like I did my entire life, just the thought of going through this again doesn’t make it with it worth the risk to me.
You should be over the symptoms in a few days based on the minimal amount you ate.
Good Luck!