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I Am Scared Of Needles and Injections

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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 2 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    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

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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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    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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    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.
    NaomiSunshine NaomiSunshine 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    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 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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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 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    BlueJayy BlueJayy 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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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 1 Response Mar 11

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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

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    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

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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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    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

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    It's kind of funny, when I was little,

    I had no problems with them. But one day at school, the nurse missed the vein when trying to give me a vaccine, making me bleed all over my arm. What I saw wasn't pretty. So, since then, every time I see a needle close to me, or I know that I have to get an injection, I'll be...
    Matt200 Matt200 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    My Biggest Fear

    I have never understood why, but it is. I used to fight the doctors and nurses. It took four grown adults to hold me down when I was five. I do not fight anymore, and have not for years. Instead, I get severe panic attacks. I get very shaky, flinch away, and faint. I hate it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 9, 2012

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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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    It took three, plus my mother,

    to hold me down, I hyperventilated and bit my mom
    Kblue99 Kblue99 16-17, F 3 Responses May 17, 2014

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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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    Kristen1306 Kristen1306 13-15, F Mar 11

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

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    Keep Your Needles Away From Me!

    I hate needles and injections especially having blood drawn, that's worst than anything. I work myself up into a state about it so my Husband books all my appointments now and doesn't tell me till we get there. I am such a baby, I always close my eyes and look away and it seems...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2012

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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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    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

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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 1 Response Mar 11

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    I'm so scared of needles,

    I was banned from my dentist office for having a panic attack when they tried to stick me with Novocain and May have threatened my dentist life,(there fault for giving me a half dose of laughing gas when I was already on pm medicine) now my only option is sedation dentistry and...
    Firestorm7375 Firestorm7375 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2014

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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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    I won't say im scared of them

    but i absolutely hate them. I haven't had a needle in ages. The funny thing is when i stopped getting flu injections etc. i didn't get sick for like a whole year. Meanwhile my mum and bro got the injection recently and got colds and i didn't so......
    Ultimatedorktroid Ultimatedorktroid 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2014

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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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    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

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    I used to be worse than I am about it.

    I used to fight the doctors and nurses. I feel horrible about that... Now, I just flinch up really bad and get close to passing out. I've thankfully only actually passed out once. I just hope I get past the flinching because it causes my arms to get bruised.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21 Oct 2, 2014

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    I pass out and effect me going dentist having

    tattoos etc Had one tattoo and passed out :L I was so embarrassed
    Unknown1456 Unknown1456 18-21, F Oct 18, 2014

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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 am not anymore.I think words can hurt more

    and do not benefit us in any way.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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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

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    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 3 Responses Jan 7

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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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    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 Mar 28

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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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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    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

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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

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    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

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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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