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I Have a Phobia of Needles

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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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    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 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'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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Cyreai Cyreai 22-25, T 5 days ago

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    Like many, I am absolutely terrified of needles - something that people have described as both "pathetic" and "hilarious". A couple of years ago, I was very ill and had to have a...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    PatrickMoosePants PatrickMoosePants 22-25, M Nov 21

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    Couldhelp Couldhelp 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    the smell of pine needles as per me is the best room freshner anyone could ever make ..its so refreshing ,,,so earthy smell lingers in your mind like a intoxidant..
    romell romell 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    gneugna gneugna 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    Today As i was running not so much really, scurrying up them with my doubled solo cup in hand. I totally tripped or missed a step anface planted across 12 stairs. A man and woman...
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    I am still so angry. I don't know how to process these feelings and they are eroding my adult life, holding me back from being a successful person. Mental illness runs in my...
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    Short poem I wrote recently.. Thumb war with social anxiety. My open palms trustingly push the dust ridden, french shutters from ajar to open. Tantalizing gusts of winter...
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