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I Have a Phobia of Needles

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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 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 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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    But I have pushed threw my fear to inject others

    but still have a very hard time receiving injection :(
    yogi84 yogi84 26-30, F Jul 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 am looking to go work in the medical field when I get older, but yet I am scared of needles, and blood makes me sick. I am tired of everyone telling me that just because of that...
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    I hated the experience of pre-school shots. The clinic waiting room was usually full of other kids getting shots and you could hear them crying behind the door. The nurse...
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    Seriously, I keep on telling my dad that I'm horribly afraid of needles, but he keeps saying: "It's just a *****. Nothing major." OH HECK YES IT'S MAJOR. Whenever someone simply...
    Redhy11 Redhy11 16-17, F Jul 31

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    i have a weird craving for objects that can hurt me such as nails, pushpins, magnets, razor blades, needles, and batteries. i have swallowed 3 nails, 8 pushpins, 4 razors, 3...
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    I have been distant even from myself. Almost as if giving up. Which is hardly the case. I just feel distant and cannot get to grips with cacomorphobia. Got intimate with my wife...
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    I think I have you all beat: mannequins
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    So yea I have a fear of eye contact o_O
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    I'm pretty sure I have phobaphobia (the fear of fears), or at least at some point in my life I have.
    DewDropsontheGrass DewDropsontheGrass 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    It has been a while since I don't do this, but I really needed to ask... Does anyone, out there, share this feelings with me? -Feeling like I can't handle going out with friends...
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    At least I'm pretty sure I do. I have not been diagnosed by a medical doctor but this would really make the most sense. I'm in a low phase right now, I'm moody, hate everything...
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    Undiagnosed but I have all the symptoms and my mum also suffered for many years. It's such a horrible feeling, I get paranoid about so many different things and my mind doesn't...
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    I was diagnosed roughly two years ago. I had just turned 21 when I found out. For the record, I had only been intimate with 3 people before I met the man who gave it to me. We...
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