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I Am Scared Of Needles and Injections

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    needles aren't the problem; its the swelling

    feeling of the injection.... did you know that in britain, instead of flu shot, its called a flu jab? that makes me wanna go right out and get one!
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 1 Response Mar 10, 2015

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    Shots At The Doctors Office

    I hate going to the doctors office because I get shots every time I'm there
    18steengabbysings 18steengabbysings 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    Today i went to the hospital

    for bloodwork i thought i was finna cry when they gave me the shot but i didn"t hurt at all. It was the needle they give babies
    badgirlkcandjk badgirlkcandjk 13-15, F Oct 30, 2015

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    I have a huge fear for needles

    and injection. And for some reason every time i take an injection i HAVE to look at it, which makes things worser for me #FUCKNEEDLES.
    Rahat96 Rahat96 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 11, 2015

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    I am, and I'm not. I had to get blood work

    today at one of my doctors offices. (Nothing worse then surprise blood work by the way). There's just something about blood work needles that makes me anxious. My anxiety and fear rises whenever I need to go for blood work.. Even though it doesn't really hurt much. Meanwhile...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2015

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    I'm dreading today for I know

    that when I go to the doctor I'm getting two injections. they hurt like hell and I always tense up making the shot worst :( I used to have my mom to hold my hand but now she says I'm an adult that I can handle it myself. and I always get sick no matter what injection it is.
    LaDulceVida0810 LaDulceVida0810 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2015

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    Not these days. Saw too many of them

    as a youngster. But I'm always watching the face of the person wielding the weapon!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Dec 22, 2015

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    Lets just say that I nearly fainted walking

    into the dentist room. Its not just needles in particular, its ANYTHING that looks like a needle. I think this phobia solidified from my extreme phobia of the dentist. yuck. I made the mistake of looking at the mirror as my helix was getting pierced. Had to stop myself from...
    ZealInspireX ZealInspireX 16-17, F Dec 21, 2015

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    Ohh hell to the no. Once I see

    that needle I'm out the door. Im like this ***** is trying to kill me.
    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    Phobia.

    I'm not just "Scared" of needles and stuff, it's a big phobia of mine. Last time i had my blood drawn i was like 17. It took four nurses to hold me down because i was crying and screaming..... Yeah it's a little silly. But i just can't handle them at ALL....*shiver*
    candiipup candiipup 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 31, 2008

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    Kristen1306 Kristen1306 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2015

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    BlueJayy BlueJayy 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16, 2015

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    When I was twelve I had to get a blood test

    and oh my god it was one of the most traumatising thing that has happened to me. I was at a children's hospital so obviously there were kids far younger than myself with their parents waiting to get needles or whatever. Six people had to hold me down in a chair while the nurse...
    Monique1996 Monique1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    Tattoo needles=fine Any sort of injection/blood

    test=oh hell naww!! I work in a hospital and deal with needles every day so this is pretty lame :p
    Nenmir Nenmir 22-25, F Nov 8, 2014

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    Fear Of Skin Punctures

    Every time I have to get a needle I feel terror and even just thinking of it now my heart rate is speeding up. When I actually have the injection, I feel everything, all the sensations are magnified. I feel the sting of it going in, I feel it inside there and moving around the...
    wander099 wander099 26-30, F Feb 4, 2013

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    I Hate Injection

    Those long tiny pointy shaped long thingy that shines are named Injection. I hate that ****. Minutes before taking an injection, my palm's sweat, my body go cold my eyes fill up and turn glossy, my throat run dry my body begin to pain. Suddenly I have all sorts of complain and...
    kemi8698 kemi8698 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    I got my first IV yesterday.

    As soon as she said I was getting one my heart sank. However the nurse was very good, I hardly felt a thing, and I just didn't watch when she stuck it in. Once they remove the needle it's not so scary. It's just a plastic tube in your arm. The nurse even said I did an awesome...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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    Brings Back Memories

    This fear of mine definitely comes from way back; I have this vivid memory of my father chasing me so that my aunt could put an injection on me (my aunt it's a nurse) so, I'm around 5 or 6, and I'm running around the house crying because I don't want an injection, and my father...
    ximximy ximximy 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 1, 2011

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    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2015

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    Noooo. Don't give me a shot.

    I hate those things, during your annual check ups and such. Don't judge me, but I asks the nurse to hold my hand with tears in my eyes.
    NaomiSunshineJourney NaomiSunshineJourney 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2015

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    So ep guidelines says my story has mature

    content and when I click the mature part it still won't let me post it. Good thing I can put it in a moment below
    Dweetcandy Dweetcandy 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2015

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    What Is That Long Pointy Thing You Are Aiming At My Face...

    Seriously, I had a genuine fear of needles from the age of 6 onward.It all started when one day I fell off our porch into a sticker bush and ripped a nasty gash from my mouth back towards my ears. I went to the door crying from the pain, blood poring from the wound.  I knew it...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2012

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    Oouch.

    I am a dreadful baby when it comes to having an injection or having a blood sample taken from me.It has been with me since childhood when on ome occasion it hurt so much and has stayed with me to this time.Each time I see the nurse with the needle in her hand I can feel my whole...
    garvan garvan 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    Like really.. If I am not feeling well

    or even having a really high fever, I would never go to clinics or hospitals. I once had a fever for a week, but still refused to go get checked because they might give me an injection. When I was twelve a few nurses came to school to give us injection. I was so scared that my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    Had You Ever Gotten Injection In Front Of Others And Embarrassing ?

    when i was child a male nurse came to our home for injection many shots for my sister and brother and me! we has many gusts who sat in room and watched us , first my sister and my brother who were older me got flu shot then next was for me , i saw he ready a syringe same my...
    parastooheydari parastooheydari 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    No Needles For Me, Thank-you!

    I am deathly afraid of needles! =( I hate them! Especially when they have to be injected into a vein! (Don't even get me started on veins...ugh) That is where my real phobia kicks in. My vein phobia... is where i can't stand to look at veins. Worse being touched on any vein spot...
    some1sDEZTINY some1sDEZTINY 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2012

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    My sister is diabetic

    and used to chase me around the house with her needles. I get numb and almost pass out just knowing that I'm getting a shot or blood drawn. The only time it does not bother me, oddly, is when I go to donate blood.
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F Mar 31, 2015

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    I passed out the one time I've had my blood

    drawn, when I was about 16. As if that wasn't bad enough, I passed out again a couple of years later witnessing my mom get her blood drawn. I just hate everything about needles. I'm afraid of going to the doctor for my annual check up for fear that she'll assign me blood work...
    chilldude82 chilldude82 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2015

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    Not because they hurt.

    But I get terrified as the doctor or nurse gets closer and closer to me to jab me
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    I have an irrational hatred of needles.

    Yes, I know they make ones so small nowadays that you can barely feel them but still... Flu season is here and I feel like I should get a flu shot BUT I hate needles SO much. Luckily, I heard that there is a nasal spray that is the same as getting the flu shot, so maybe I will...
    HeyNicole HeyNicole 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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    I have to get my wisdom teeth out during spring

    break and I'm terrified of needles and especially in my hand. Any advice??
    kattielynn kattielynn 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13, 2015

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    More than anyone can imagine x_x I'm terrified

    of them. It ****** me off that I can't seem to get over it. They're the scariest things I've ever had to deal with. If I need to get a blood test, I'll just freak out and doctors will need to sedate me. I know I need to get over my fear but I'm not exactly sure how. I know I'll...
    UmbrisZeal6 UmbrisZeal6 18-21, M Mar 11, 2015

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    But yet I'm getting a tattoo.

    Well see how that goes.
    Madii144 Madii144 18-21 3 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    Cringes

    I am scared of needles and injections. I have always been afraid of needles, and i would be fine with them if I didn't always see them before the doctor put them in me. It's the thought of knowing what is going in me, and the pain behind the thought of it doing so more than it...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2008

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    Very Afraid..

    Yes i could never be a needle pusher cannot stand needles in or around me at all.... I don't like having a doctor poke me with anything let alone some junkie on the street...lol... Last week I had to get blood drawn and although i hate them i am fascinated at how much blood just...
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    dove9 dove9 26-30, F 5 Responses May 9, 2014

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    Very Much So!!!

    I would rather take ten tablets, or the bitterest of liquid potions, than to take even one injection! The sight of a needle sends my heart pumping harder and faster!!!
    andyneil andyneil 46-50, M 4 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    Kristen1306 Kristen1306 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2015

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    I am not anymore.I think words can hurt more

    and do not benefit us in any way.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2015

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    I remember 7 or 8yrs ago

    when I was in grade 1 I was very sick nd got an injection tht did not hurt but the sickness I had did not reduce so I had to go to the doc again and get another one this time I was a bit calm thinking it would not hurt but when I got it, it hurt so bad tht I strted to cry nd I...
    Kristen1306 Kristen1306 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2015

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    I had a check up and missed school this morning.

    I had to sit and wait in a small cold doctor's office with my shirt off and sitting on a metal table with the door closed. My height, weight and chest were measured (36 inch chest btw). When the doctor came in, she placed her cold stethoscope on my chest and her gloved hand on...
    2tailkitsune 2tailkitsune 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I can get tattoos. That's fine they don't

    bother me. But the first time I have to get an injection or blood taken. My knees will get shaky and I get so weak and feel like I'm going to pass out.
    Adpatrick Adpatrick 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    I Am

    Even though Ive got 5 tatts and 10 piercings Im scared of needles and injections........ theres just something bout seeing the needle getting closer that freaks me out *eek*
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2012

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    I've never actually liked needles

    since that first awful injection they give you as a baby. I haven't that specific memory, but ever since I have avoided having needles whenever I could! It doesn't matter how much they try to distract me I flinch. It is horrible to me, horrific to experience.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    I am, and I'm not. I have been getting

    injections into my neck muscles every 3 months for 2 years because of a medical issue that I have. and it hurts, but I'm not really scared of it. However, when it comes to getting blood work done, I hate it. and that hurts less. I don't know why I fear those and not the other.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F Mar 11, 2015

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