I Hate Blood Tests

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 393 People

    Worst Blood Test Experience

    A year or two ago, I went to the local hospital for blood tests.  I have small veins that aren't close to the skin, so nurses often have difficulty drawing my blood.  I can usually tell them where the best spot to try is, but on this particular occasion, the nurse was...
    redvines redvines
    18-21, T
    Jun 20, 2008

    Blood Test

    Hello all, I am new to this forum. Figured I would share my story in the hopes of some advice/tips. I am a complete needlephobe. For some reason  I have avoided needles and bloodtests as much as I can. I had a terrible experience as a child...
    Needlephobe Needlephobe
    3 Responses Dec 23, 2008

    Makes Me Faint

    I have this thing about seeing blood and watching pain... esp if it's on me. I've only had one blood test really... when I was in middle school. The doctor took one vial of blood and I watched the whole thing... I think the sight really effected me... I began to see white spots...
    keepingwarm keepingwarm
    Jan 9, 2008

    Prod Prod

    I don't mind needles and all that jazz as long as they are not in certain places.Like to get a blood test...that bend on the other side of your elbow....taking blood out of there?Nah mate...I can't deal.The last time I got a blood test I made my friend come with me and I made the...
    MushroomFaerie148 MushroomFaerie148
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2011

    Why Do I Keep Putting Them Off?

    last time it was 6 or 8 vials of blood and they made me lay down for it too... which was good because I couldn't see how much she was taking out and it felt more comfortable as well ... and I didn't have to see the needle or changing the vials and the blood... so I laid down and...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2011

    When the nurse took my blood from a finger,

    I didn't look. I looked at the opposite direction at my dad, who excused him from the room and went outside. (He has a fear of blood, too.) I became very lightheaded during the blood test, and could feel the numbness yet pain in my finger as she pricked it and squeezed the blood...
    MusicalMe MusicalMe
    18-21, F
    Nov 28, 2013

    Well, I used to. Twice in my life I've been on

    accutane, both times for more than 6 months. The rule with that drug is monthly bloodwork, to make sure it isn't damaging your liver or kidneys. The clinics I went to were in retirement areas, so almost everyone in there were retirees. It always felt awkward to be the youngest...
    JackMann JackMann
    22-25, M
    Dec 2, 2014

    Not Because They Hurt, But ...

    Not because they hurt, but if we are sent for a blood test, it normally means someone is looking for something thats not right, but also they can tell that everything is fine
    rosygal rosygal
    46-50, F
    Mar 14, 2008

    Keep It Away From Me

    I hate blood tests because i have to have blood work once every 2 months-I have epilepsy, so they are always "checking my levels"  and my liver.   I could probably be OK with it, except I have no "Good" veins left, by veins roll, and are really...
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 15, 2008

    Bloodwork Nightmare

    I still get blood work because my Dr. and many other people want me to get it done. I am scared of needles and I SCREAM WHEN IT IS IN MY ARM. It hurts. People tell me to look at them when they do the injection. Sometimes I stare at the needle. And trust me I HAVE NIGHTMARES...
    Pipscolumbia56 Pipscolumbia56
    22-25, M
    Jul 25, 2013

    Scared Beyond Belief...

    I hate blood tests slightly more than I hate needles. I am on the blood drive committee at my school and I can always find a way to convince people to donate. The give me a list of reasons not to donate blood and I have no problem giving them a reason to do it. Thank god i'm too...
    holygirl135 holygirl135
    16-17, F
    Mar 26, 2008

    Could Really Do Without

    Actually I think I could handle the blood test just fine if we could just ditch the needle. I hate needles, that and seeing my own blood. I don't know it's just that for some reason it creeps me out.
    Wid Wid
    26-30, M
    May 6, 2008

    They Make Me Cringe

    People think I'm afraid of the needle. I'm not. I'm allergic to the needle (ain't I the lucky one?) and I know what is going to happen. I am going to swell up, the site is going to get red and itchy, and I am going to have a massive bruise that will last at least 2 1/2 weeks.
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    Dec 15, 2007

    I Usually Get Nausious When Th...

    I usually get nausious when they draw blood. At least I don't pass out like my son does though. I hate it even more when he gets his blood drawn. It scares the life out of me when he does that.
    silvertears silvertears
    31-35, F
    Sep 14, 2007

    I Hate Getting Blood Tests

    Today I had to go the hospital to get tested for diabetes. This is my third time having to do this. First I had to fast for ten hours then they test my blood and then drink a really sugary drink and then wait two hours and have my blood tested again. When they tested my blood...
    brighteyed brighteyed
    18-21, F
    Aug 16, 2007

    The build up of anxiety is the worst part.

    Staring at the blood swirling through the tube into the vial is fun though.
    misanthropicpessimist misanthropicpessimist
    13-15, F
    Aug 13, 2015


    First and foremost ..I am petrified of needles ,panic then faint! Secondly they never can stick me the first time. I was in the Emergency room the other night grr. Blew out the veins on my left hand stuck three times in right oh finally sent in the cavalry and in my arm twice...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

    Too Many :(

    I've had a string of health issues, and they all seem to demand quarts of blood!  At one point I had needle tracks on the back of my hands because that was the only place the nurses could reliably get me. On the other hand, the last few times I've needed one, they got me in...
    SkyTurtle SkyTurtle
    31-35, F
    Jul 8, 2008

    My first experience of having a blood test was

    awful. The nurse did it on the back of my hands and it was so painful. My vein wouldn't bleed properly so she kept poking and poking and poking. I left the hospital with bruises on the back of my hands. Ouch!!!
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2014

    Out For The Count

    the last 2 times I have had blood tests I fainted, it is normal for me! I don't mind having needles stuck into me and things injected (not that it happens very often), but it is the thought of blood being taken out that just makes me fade away........ On the last occasion the...
    burstin2go burstin2go
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 19, 2009

    It Is Not the Needles...

    what i hate is that i am a very hard stick.  i frequently make the joke that i'm a turnip, and you can't get blood from a turnip!  One time it took 17 tries to get a single tube of blood from me, and that was WITH the specialist doing it.  i finally lost patience...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 14, 2007

    I Hate Blood Tests

    I hate blood tests because I hate needles and also I get dizzy if blood is taken from me.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Jan 26, 2012

    I Was Terrified

    I had my first blood test (not counting the one at birth) at 13.  I thought I would be ok until I sat in the chair and completly panicked.  Ran to the bathroom and got sick.  My mother came in and said that I HAD TO have it done.  I was crying, shaking...
    Blondie506 Blondie506
    22-25, F
    May 5, 2010

    A Friend

    I give blood all the time.  A friend who had never given asked to go with me (he needed the moral support - admitted he was scared. ) They had to type his blood as he had never had it done.  All of a sudden the nurses all seemed excited.  A doctor from the...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty
    Nov 2, 2008

    I always get a bit anxious about having a blood

    test, not because I'm scared of needles, but because of my "difficult veins". Blood drawing always seems like a battle for me. I always tend to walk out of the laboratory looking like I have been in a fight - black and blue marks on my arms or hands. I wish I was blessed with...
    Fr0z3nY0gurt Fr0z3nY0gurt
    70+, F
    5 Responses Jan 10, 2014

    It's after, walking out clutching the plaster

    on my arm with a haunted look on my face. I don't whine or complain. I'll sit back in that chair as ordered give them my arm and try not to look while it's happening. I just seem to come over a bit funny at the end. It's not pleasant. I had one today for vaccine purposes and...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

    Itty Bitty Veins

    I remember getting pricked a few times in one sitting. They couldn't find my veins, they said. Plus that rubber band was pinching me and my arm went numb. Isn't drawing blood supposed to be done quicker? There was one time the nurse jabbed the needle into my arm without warning...
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory
    May 6, 2012


     I have gotten many blood test in my life. i have traditionally had very bad veins to get blood out of. I must stress to everyone getting a test that they should drink as much waster as possible beforehand. dehydration really makes it difficult and as a result more painful...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    May 21, 2008

    I Freak Out The Doctor Drawing My Blood

    Everytime I get a blood test, I scream. I can feel the needle in my vain and they have to close the doors so the kids dont hear me. I distract myself by singing songs and I rip the rubberband off my arm about 3 or 5 times usually before they actually draw any blood then I scream...
    exslut exslut
    22-25, F
    Feb 20, 2011


    Needles in general...just hate them. Man...remember being pregnant....they were constantly sticking with a needle for what seemed like a trillion tests! GRRR....hated it.
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2007

    Over and Over

    Lately it seems that all I do is get poked and prodded with needles and gizmos galore! I've honestly had enough already! I have orders in my car now for blood work and in two weeks I have to pick up more from another doctor. Does it never quit??? If I went in and they found the...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2008

    It Goes Way Beyond Just Hate

    Hate isn't a strong enough word to describe how I feel about them! The last time I had one, I was about 10 or 11. It took a good hour to get it done because I wouldn't let them do it. I ended up trying to run away and they grabbed me and carried me back to the chair. A whole...
    KikuHikari KikuHikari
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2011

    I Have Not Gotting a Blood ...

    I have not gotting a blood test done in a long time cause I am afraid that is might not be normal. It also cost alot to get done so I just get a physical. If I feel that I need the work done I go get it.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2008

    I had another today, I'm currently waiting in

    the room and my heart is still pounding from my fear, they took 4 vials. They were nice about it but I hate having them, 1 I have an irrational fear of needles and 2 it makes me feel so tired and weak after getting it taken. I haven't passed out or anything yet so fingers...
    thedimone thedimone
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2015


    The sight of my own blood, or having the knowledge that blood is leaving my body without even seeing it, makes me faint.  I am too scared to get pregnant, even though I've always dreamed of becoming a mother, because I know that routine blood testing is done during...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2008

    Once and Never Again!

    i cant stand needles to start with, but blood tests are pushing it way too far! i hate them, i've only ever had one, and that was enough for me, i dont think i've ever paniced do much in my life!
    sezy sezy
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2007

    Okay now I can relate to this.

    One time when I was getting blood taken, the nurse was joking so much with the person next to her she lost the vein and just started moving the needle around in my arm. That hurts
    mlcockrell mlcockrell
    41-45, M
    Jan 11, 2014

    Its a Phobia Really!!!

    My main fear of getting a blood test started when i was younger. I wasn't too bad until i had my 1st test. I went the the doctor when I was about 8 or 9 thinking it wouldn't be that bad and that it would just nip a bit... until I seen the syringe. it was huge!!!! they...
    Nelroy Nelroy
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Dec 16, 2008

    just had one and the stuck me a dozen times

    with no luck . It creeped me out
    certifiable certifiable
    70+, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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