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I Hate Blood Tests

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    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

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    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 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    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 61-65 Jan 26, 2012

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    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 61-65 Nov 2, 2008

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    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 Oct 21, 2011

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    WATER!

     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

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    Fainting.

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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 16-17, F Nov 28, 2013

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    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...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 May 6, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 31-35 3 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    Why??

    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

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    Ouch!!

    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

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    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 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    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 31-35 Jan 9, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    Scared

    The first blood test I can ever remember having was when I attemted suicide. I had taken an overdose and they had to check the level of chemicals in my blood to see if I needed my stomach pumped. I can remember nearly passing out as the needle sucked the blood from my hand! I...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Dec 2, 2007

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    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

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