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I Have a Phobia of Needles

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 69 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So my story, let’s see. I have not yet seen a therapist to diagnose me with this phobia, but after reading so much about it and hearing the experiences of others, I’m 100...
    ListenPlease00 ListenPlease00 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Or rather, I HAD a weird phobia when i was a kid. I was scared of the elephant ears plant. Whenever i would walk home from school had to pass the plants right beside the trail! It...
    sillyboy1314 sillyboy1314 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    It is quite sad, but I have a fear of boats. I just do not like the rocking of the waves, and the possibility of a disaster. I am just scared to death of them that I will not hop...
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M Nov 2

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    The holographic stuff they put on cups and notebooks to make the pictures change from one thing to another freaks me out. I can hardly stand to look at it. The thought of touching...
    Sapphic33 Sapphic33 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I have a phobia of spanking and expired milk. Also dead animals...
    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 15

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    Spanking is the biggest phobia I ever had in my life. I remember one time when I was walking to the library (this happened when I was 15) this guy had this girl on his lap and...
    TheDesireToDance TheDesireToDance 22-25, F Nov 18

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    It's not really a phobia I just don't deal with death the same way everyone else does . If someone dies I'll rather forget it ever happened and move on just so I won't be sad.. I...
    Dbell1101 Dbell1101 22-25, F Nov 20

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    Acrophobia or Altophobia- Fear of heights. Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia- Fear of spiders. Autophobia- Fear of being alone or of oneself. Catapedaphobia- Fear of jumping from high...
    Trinityde Trinityde 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F Nov 7

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    People always say it's only a small pinch. It isn't to me, it's a bloody needle being stuck in your arm! I have emotional breakdowns around needles, today I had three breakdowns...
    PendalWitch PendalWitch 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    Tattoo needles=fine Any sort of injection/blood test=oh hell naww!! I work in a hospital and deal with needles every day so this is pretty lame :p
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    It all started when I was only SIX years old. I had this lump [ Which was later pronounced a cyst ] on my neck. It didn't hurt or anything. My mum took me to the doctors but they...
    PendalWitch PendalWitch 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I would but I am terrified of needles. They scare me and I hate being in pain and getting needles really hurt my arm. I remember this one time in school we had to get shots and I...
    AngelPets101 AngelPets101 13-15, F Nov 1

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    I am not at all afraid of needles or injections. Before I turned eighteen was given reign of my medical procedures, I was subjected to a very, very, very wide variety of blood...
    PatrickMoosePants PatrickMoosePants 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Before I tell you my dream there a few things you should know. I am a lucid dreamer. I practice lucid dreaming every night and have gained a fair amount of control over my dreams...
    yourblacknight yourblacknight 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 16

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    A Pitt bull bit me badly when I was very young It was a stray and we were taking care of it for a little bit Me and my brother,dad was petting the dog I kissed the dog on the...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    i have hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia the fear of the word itself.
    choperop choperop 22-25, M Oct 29

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    That I'll have my period last a whole year instead of once a month o_o
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 7

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    I have since I was in grade school..
    mattcom mattcom 22-25, M Nov 13

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    My boyfriend was told he needed a test for HIV. So I'm getting one right now. I am freaking out because if I'm positive, it will ruin my life. I know that sounds melodramatic, but...
    rebeccalouise18 rebeccalouise18 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    I have Masklophobia. I can't be close to someone with a mask on.
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Curious about whether or not others have felt this way and if anyone has any idea as to how i could possibly combat this. I often plan to go on social outings and get excited to...
    justdefygravity justdefygravity 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a rare fear and I don't know anybody else with this life changing phobia. I suffer from Emetophobia. It is so bad that I can't explain it. Because of this I don't do well...
    EmoloveAnime EmoloveAnime 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I can't. I like to to speak in public, I want to read aloud and be an actress. I love doing these things, but I can't. I feel lightheaded, I can't breathe, I get nauseous and...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F Nov 18

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    Who is going to hold your hand or mine? Who is going to comfort me or you ?You have lost someone but so have I , it's not wisdom or cleverness that we have avoided being infected...
    missreeedy missreeedy 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have my 2nd driving lesson today. The first time I only did steering and was really wonky and scared of driving. I have my 2nd one today after 6 months of the first one. I'm so...
    depressiondsjsns depressiondsjsns 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I just had my first tattoo ever done approximately three weeks ago. Being in law enforcement and viewing our profession as one of the last that emulates knights, chivalry, etc, I...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 31

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    Do this every time I can! Not being fond of needles is no reason for me not to help someone if I can. I don't imagine they're overly fond of being ill, either.
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    For those who read my prior experience story, my very first tattoo (a kneeling fantasy knight wielding a sword and shield with the thin blue line on his shield) is now complete. I...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 3

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    This isn't a normal "he broke my heart" story. You'll see what I mean in a moment. Right after I turned 13, one of my friends on a website I loved told me he liked me. Since I...
    kassilikescookies kassilikescookies 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Who else gets tense and defensive when they see a needle. I have fought a doctor and a nurse at the same time but when my parents joined in i screamed bloody murder and tried to...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I think finding "the one" is like trying to find a piece of hay in a stack of needles. You'll get poked thousands of times until u find the right one.
    Lilwayne1993 Lilwayne1993 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 9

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    My dad is gone 3-4 times a week on business and I'm 21, my mom is 44. Basically within the last week my mom has been wearing skimpy clothes and what not and this has never happened...
    jake301988 jake301988 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 11

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    I don't mind people being in relationships but when it comes to being in public and social websites, subtly is the best way. Okay I don't mind a kiss on the cheek or a peck on the...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I wanted a tattoo, but couldn't make up my mind on what I wanted a tattoo of. I hate needles so that too kept bothering me as well. I just never got one because I have extremely...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17