I Am Scared Of Needles and Injections

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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

    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

    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
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    Nov 8, 2014

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jan 22, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Sep 1, 2012

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 11, 2015

    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

    Had to have a blood test the other day,

    but the nurse couldn't draw blood from my arm so she kept jabbing me. Then I felt dizzy afterwards and couldn't walk, such joy.
    Forsook Forsook
    16-17, F
    Mar 20

    My GAWD do I feel like I'm going too die!

    !!!!!! When the doctor comes in with a tiny box and then she opens it revealing the needle. That long tip that's suppose to enter your flesh. The adrenalin starts to increase, my legs just want to start running but I know I need to get it over with. I sit up right on the chair...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 23, 2015

    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

    Actually, I'm scared to hell of injections,

    but not from VC or IV needles or any needle used to draw blood outta my body. I know the needle will go directly to one of my veins. The stingy pain lasts two seconds while the injection, that's another thing!!! What if they miss the shot? A I/M injection goes into the muscle...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    18-21, F
    Nov 7, 2014

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

    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
    51-55, M
    Dec 22, 2015

    I Used To Be Scared, But I'm Used To Ie.

    When I wax younger ( I am 15), I was so terrified of needles, I would not sleep with my arms exposed because I was scared a monster was going to give me an IV in the night. But later ( this July) I had brain surgery, so I am used to IV going in 5 times daily. I even had...
    Jessicamae27 Jessicamae27
    18-21
    Feb 28, 2012

    I Am Scared Too!

    From childhood whenever I had to visit hospital I was scared that doctor will give me injection and if I got a shot it used to pain really bad. Sometimes my body would become  red and even swollen...Even as I have grown up still now I am scared of injections and syringes...
    papri papri
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2012

    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

    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

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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    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

    I am so scared of injections.

    recently I had an injury to my knee, my friend took me to an hospital. we were waiting for the doc in the waiting room. I was so scared that i might get an injection. then nurse called us. we both went into the doc room. the doctor examined me properly and told that i need to...
    sweetyhotty sweetyhotty
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2014

    Over Coming My Fear of Needles,

    My First Injection or Shot.I don’t know when I really first overcame my fear of needles, at one time I did have a fear of them, getting a shot or needle in me was not a fun time, I grew up in the 1970’s things were different back then, my pediatrician was a woman and...
    BicepsandB12shots BicepsandB12shots
    46-50, M
    Mar 2

    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

    But yet I'm getting a tattoo.

    Well see how that goes.
    Madii144 Madii144
    18-21
    3 Responses Mar 20, 2014
    BlueJayy BlueJayy
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Nov 9, 2012

    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
    4 Responses Jan 1, 2011
    Kristen1306 Kristen1306
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 11, 2014

    Last night I had a dream

    that I went to the doctor's office. Normally this would make me freak out because not only am I afraid of needles, but I am afraid of doctors because some of my family members have been bullied by medical professionals. But in my dream, I was relatively calm. I didn't really...
    samtheunicorn samtheunicorn
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 3

    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

    i have to get my flu shot tomorrow.

    i am so scared. i think I'm going to throw up.
    xoxokitty930 xoxokitty930
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

    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

    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

    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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