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I Have a Phobia of Needles

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    Every time I go to the hospital

    or emergency room and they try to take my blood I have a panic attack
    captaindani captaindani 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    Belonephobia/ Trypanophobia

     I was hospitalized in 5th grade for a bruised pancreas. I recieved about 10 needles for drawing blood or injecting meds and such, and on top of that I had about four different I.V.s. Needless to say (HAH the word needles is in that word.), I am now traumatized. If there is...
    rawrkatiee rawrkatiee 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    Shaking

    when i go to the doctors i get so nervous. I'm scared they'll want to draw blood from me. when they actually do have a needle i start shaking like really bad to the point where there needs to be other doctors to keep me still. it's ridicules.
    gothicromantic gothicromantic 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2009

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    I'm Afraid

    I'm 22 years old and I'm a Registered Veterinary Technician, I'm like the animal nurse. I can do anything to animals involving needles, but if it involves me or another human I freak. I don't like the word, I don't like pictures, and I especially don't like the idea of a...
    crzcarr10 crzcarr10 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2009

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    Definatly .........

     i Can't stand them it's the only thing I'm scared of. not spiders not anything else just needles. i was told i needed a filling at the dentist and i said "no needles!" but of course you have to have an injection to numb it. anyways i ended up having gas and air...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2009

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    Three Of Them

    In a few days weeks or months Im having 3 to prevent some sort of cancer but the last time ive had any injections I've passed out because of the phobia. Now it will be even more embaressing because im at school when I pass out there they make such a fuss. Im pretty sure Im going...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F Sep 19, 2012

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    I seriously got shots the other day

    and wailed more than the two month old in the next room. Also I'm 17 I was screaming and crying and shaking I hate needles. Plus I had to get my blood drawn. There is a nice bruise mark in my hand of where I bit down so hard, and a nice howdy-do.......I have to go back for more...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Needle Troubles :(

    Sometimes I freak out really bad when I have a doctors appointment. I cant take it anymore...just thinking about having to get a shot makes me get all nervous and I start to sweat. So the other day in class we were learning about HIV and Birth control and such when all of a...
    Kitty2shits Kitty2shits 18-21, F Feb 21, 2012

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    Great Big Phobia Of Needles, Ruining My Life

    I cnt exactly pinpoint where my phobia began or how or even why.All i know is that since the age of 15 I have avoided needles or anything 2do with them at all costs.The last time I went to the dentist they told me I need 6 fillings and an extraction (you wont believe the fear I...
    kmarie25 kmarie25 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    Hello There (:

    Hello, I'm Katie. I've had belonephobia since I was about 10. It was trauma-induced. I got into a bike accident (with myself and a parked car! I'm clumsy!) And the handlebars pushed my pancreas into my spine, of all things. I was admitted to the Children's Hospital of...
    midnightdancer midnightdancer 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2011

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    Not Really You See I Don't Mind Doing It to Others

    It's just when someone tries to do it to me that I flip-out. Especially threatening if it's a man weilding the long needle..  *shivers and chills all up my spine* I don't mind sticking really thick needles into dogs and cats. They have a different physiology anyway, it...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 7 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    I have the worse fear of needles.

    When I get older, I have to take testosterone (shots) when I get older.
    Demonb524 Demonb524 13-15, T 1 Response Jan 2

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    I Can't Bare The See Them In Drips On Tv Patients Even

    it freaks me out. everytime I have a blood test I ask if I can lay down now last time I had to give 6 or 8 vials of blood ... that was a shock but I did cope better then I thought I would... it hurt a little but the lady who did it was great. I want to learn how to take blood...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    Well I mean come on? Who really likes having a

    needle stab through their arms and insert things into them or steal your blood? I know I don't, they hurt and they're scary.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    phobia does not even begin to describe it.

    i had been dreading this day for a long time now. all the calendar said was kids dr appt. my stepbrother had been teasing me saying i was going to get shots and they were going to hurt and he couldn't wait to see me cry. i was sick to my stomach just thinking about it.the whole...
    xoxokitty930 xoxokitty930 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Not Sure Why...

    I've always had a fear of needles, and to be honest, anything medical (Doctors, dentists, hospitals) And recently its been getting worse. I had my 3rd HPV a while ago, and apparantly I was hysterical, but I don't even remember it. Just writing this I've found myself bringing my...
    Titch1993 Titch1993 18-21, F Apr 19, 2010

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    I Hate Them.

    I am terrified of needles. Even the thought of them makes me start to panic. Since their is a long line of Anemics in my family I have to have a blood test soon. Im so scared, my step father bought some stuff that I just rub onto my skin to freeze it, but I don't think it will...
    TheBoxWolf TheBoxWolf 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    That's for sure I couldn't tell you how me I have. So many.
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Guys...this is to everyone whom are going through this struggle... i have been going through a serious depression, burnout, panic attacks...as a consequence visited so much time...
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    So what is social phobia? Putting it simply it's the fear of being around people in any 'social situation' be it at work, at the gym, going shopping, going the pub, simple...
    reesewardley reesewardley 41-45, M Feb 10

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    I haven't been able to go to school for over a week because of my social phobia, tonight my mom is accompanying me to a social phobia kids group. I am terrified
    tugboatcaptain tugboatcaptain 13-15, F Feb 10

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    Hey, I'm really glad that this group exists. I have avoidant personality disorder and social phobia is an important part of it. I feel like I'm worthless and I'm terrified of being...
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne 18-21, F Feb 14

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    katielovespeeingherpants katielovespeeingherpants 18-21, F Feb 9

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    When I quit my job to pursue my studies, I didn't expect i would still b having social phobia. Even when I was in my teenage years I wasn't that good socializing. I'm 35 now & too...
    absinthe79 absinthe79 22-25, M Feb 10

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    It all really started when I was ten years old. Growing up, I had a my mom, my dad (who was pretty abusive) and my younger brother. I was in fourth grade at the time. I remember...
    joshsmommy082082 joshsmommy082082 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I have a really weird phobia of puking. I haven't puked since I was 5 years old, but anytime I feel sick, I have a major panic attack. .-.
    ThatOneGirl0221 ThatOneGirl0221 18-21, F Feb 4

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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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    Am Scared Of Needles and Injections
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Am Terrified Of Needles............
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have. Against flying insects. Flies I can handle, but everything else... like bees, wasps... even butterflies are a horror for me. It's worse inside than outside the house. But...
    Brokenshadowwings Brokenshadowwings 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I have a really bad fear of toilets... Can someone help me??
    ineedthepotty ineedthepotty 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I am so terrified of this. I try so hard to tell myself that if and when I need to vomit, that I will be okay. Yet, whenever I feel sick I been to tremble and just freak out. If...
    stephhm94 stephhm94 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I am terrified of feet. They scare me half to death, I can't even look at my feet unless I have socks on.
    MysteriousGirl15 MysteriousGirl15 13-15, F Feb 15

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    This is so me. Wow. I don't even know what of do when my mother dies. It's so bad :( I have social phobia as well. If she dies I don't know....she is so unwell. I can't cope...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Feb 16

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    Trypophobia- basically a fear of clustered holes. Just google it, trust me you'll have a new fear
    SecondStars SecondStars 18-21, F Feb 19

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    It's a horrible phobia of vomit.. It is ruining my life. Can anyone relate? I'd love some advice or help :(
    compulsivegrin compulsivegrin 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Is it weird I even have social phobia around my own mother and I've lived with her all my life. I know she does judge me and has said things.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    i get restrained on a papoose board and sedated at the dentist because i have autism an adhd the papoose board is snug but very helpful
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    You have no idea how much I have cried today. I have so much pain and she only concerns herself with that abuser and expects me to as well. Except she's mad at him, I should too...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 days ago

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    Yes ,I call it a disability! All my organs are intact and yet I am disabled. I don't know what else to think ! I have severe social phobia. I can't walk straight with my head held...
    karmicsouls karmicsouls 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    ok so I have tripaphobia. omg I almost can't deal. its horrible. it just triggered by the plant this summer. now it won't go away. its everywhere, foods, and ordinary stuff. I take...
    snowhite69 snowhite69 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I upped the friendship level with a friend last night. She and I have been friends for 10 or so years. She knows that within the last 2 years I have been leaning to the nude side...
    cmcneal76 cmcneal76 36-40, M 9 Responses Jan 29

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    my name is Ciara and I'm 19 and I am currently in the hospital post laminectomy. I have had back pain for about a year now. I had an inflamed SI joint that I recieved 3 steroid...
    cjacobs34 cjacobs34 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I've had it since I was 13...I pull my eyebrows and lashes...This I've made it a whole year with visible eyebrows. I haven't done that since I first started pulling. I just try to...
    Kunoichijen Kunoichijen 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Too many young ones suffer from neglecting, from being abandoned, from junkies parents who prefer their joints, sniff and needles to their kids, to immature people who don’t even...
    kimmychantwo kimmychantwo 41-45, F Jan 31

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    Hi! So... I really need to get this out of my system. I've been crushing over this guy since highschool. I'm 22. It's crazy I know... We met on my 9th grade(his 10th)and we were...
    NenaAoki NenaAoki 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8