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I Am Scared Of Needles and Injections

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    Have Had Plenty Of Them Recently

    I was recently hospitalized on Dec. 18th with sepsis and septic shock. I had needles put in me sometimes 3 times a day and 5 IV's over the course of 8 days. I also had a line put in my neck. I am on Coumadin due to a blood clot I had and I have been going in 3 times a week to...
    kcj47 kcj47 46-50, F Feb 2, 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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22

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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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    But yet I'm getting a tattoo.

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

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    Irony?

    I have snakebites, a fairly good sized tattoo (yearning for more) and 1/2 gauged ears, and yet, needles terrify me so unbelievably much. Every piercing I get my reaction is always so downplayed from sheer terror and relief. My first lip piercing the piercer said "okay, on three...
    Southphase Southphase 22-25, M Jul 31, 2013

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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 2 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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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 26-30, F Oct 16, 2012

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    Tommorow Im Having a Jab Im So Scared I Need Help !

    Tommorow im getting an injection, last time i got one i was 7 and i cant remember the pain. It sounds so babyish i know but i can't help it! My friends are getting it tommorow aswell  and i was wondering if anyone could give me advice. I always wonder if theres anyone...
    carmenb carmenb 18-21 5 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    Cant Touch Them!

    I am really wierd as i can get given injections for immunisations no problem i didnt even flinch when i saw the BCG injection coming at me i even watched it and i had a tattoo which involves alot of needles!! BUT.............. I cant pick up a syringe if there is a needle...
    sazead sazead 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2007

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    My Fear Of The Needles

    I fainted while getting my blood drawn and have had nightmares ever since and im pretty sure nobody will hire me when i have to get a mantatory check up what should i do
    CookiezArentFree CookiezArentFree 18-21 Oct 11, 2012

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2012

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    No, Im Not ..actually I Lov...

    No, im not ..actually i love needles! I dont know why? Whenever i go to the doctor to get a needle im always ready and willing.
    iamtredelle iamtredelle 16-18, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2007

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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 4 Responses Nov 9, 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 5 Responses Mar 31, 2008

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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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    They Creep Me Out

    Its abit embarassing to make a big fuss over getting an injection at this age so i try to bottle up my feelings and act normal but when i was little....i would scream, fight, cry and everything to get out of it. Many people had to hold me down it was terrible! lol I even remember...
    ufutaa ufutaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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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 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 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Ugh.

    I'm terrified of needles. It's not so much the needles as the syringes attached to them though. They look terrifying to me and the needle is always SO LONG! I especially hate getting shots in my mouth- I can't avoid looking at the needle, and when they shoot the novocaine I can...
    Christabel Christabel 19-21, F 7 Responses Jul 26, 2007

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    "This Won't Hurt a Bit!"

    Ugh. I shudder at the thought of getting a shot. Even at my age, I cry and sob and scream when I have to get a shot. They freak me out to no end. It's ironic, because I have to give my dog a shot of insulin twice daily. And that I can do with no problem whatsoever. Sliding the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 12, 2009

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    Held Down Like a Crazy Person

    one day when i was...i dunno, 9?  i had to get my TB shot.  for some reason i think these shots give me even more of the creeps than the others.  i guess that day just wasn't the right day and as soon as i saw the needle i totally snapped. at first i just said no...
    suckfest suckfest 19-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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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 19-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    It took three, plus my mother,

    to hold me down, I hyperventilated and bit my mom
    Kblue99 Kblue99 13-15, F 3 Responses May 17

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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 5 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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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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    Absolutely.  I Hate Needl...

    Absolutely.  I hate needles.  Interesting that I can say that and still have gone through the process of getting two tattoos.  But I really dislike injections or having blood taken.  It's not that I'm afraid it's going to hurt but it just freaks me out. ...
    theophania theophania 22-25, F Jan 25, 2007

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    I'M Scared Of Needles And Injections....

    But I'm addicted to tattoos.
    AbbyBee0000 AbbyBee0000 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2013

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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 4 Responses Jan 1, 2011

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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 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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    The Day I Had An Injection

    As everyone I'm scared of getting shots, jabs, injections, or having a needle go throw my arm I'm terrifiyed I'm 14 now and its quite embarrassin. When I was in year 8 we had to have 3 cancer injection's I was scared as. And I was talking to a boy in my class who know's I'm...
    ava26 ava26 13-15, F 1 Response May 1, 2013

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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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    Hypocritical Me

    ***** me and i bleed, then scream and run hysterically out of the room yelling obscenities at the poor hematologist or unlucky soul in their place. i can remember hating needles since i was a little little girl. parents took me to the doctor for shots, and i threw a tantrum for...
    lostcancerian lostcancerian 26-30, F 4 Responses May 5, 2007

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 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 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28

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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 22-25, F Feb 4, 2013

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    Dove9 Dove9 26-30, F 4 Responses May 9

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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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    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

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    I Hate Needles

    I'm a big and tough football player but I can't stand the thought of needles
    Ijustwantlove Ijustwantlove 13-15, M Jul 27, 2012

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    Fear Of Needles.

    I am not afraid to say that I still fear "Needles & injections" when I was little I had to take one every single day after school. (never really knew why) and thanks to that, I developed a huge fear of them. sadly this is a fear that I will not overcome. -as much as I would liked...
    Skarleth Skarleth 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2013

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    I Hate Shots :/

    Ugh... I hate shots sooo much. I usually get my flu shot through a nasal spray but we cant find anywhere near by that is offering it this year so I have to get the shot this year. D:
    brighteyes723 brighteyes723 13-15, F Nov 27, 2012

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    I was drawing Tuesday night.. And I was listening to music I do that so I don't get scared. I used to be afraid to go in my own room. me and Jake used to sleep with dad every...
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    I don't know what's wrong with me. Just all of a sudden be become paranoid. It's been going on for almost two weeks. I feel watched, I feel like any second something is going to...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21, F Jul 5

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