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I Have a Phobia of Needles

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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...
    crzcarr10 crzcarr10 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2009

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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...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 7 Responses Feb 27, 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...
    TheBoxWolf TheBoxWolf 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 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...
    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...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F Sep 19, 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...
    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...
    midnightdancer midnightdancer 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2011

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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...
    Kitty2shits Kitty2shits 18-21, F Feb 21, 2012

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    People phobia. If you meet me in real life maybe I won't be able to even make eye-contact when I'm nervous.
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    I do. It makes me petrified to go to the dentist now because I am reaching a point where I may need serious dental work. I don't know what to do anymore. I don't even want to go...
    rainbowrsn1 rainbowrsn1 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have like a phobia against people lol. Strange I know. I cannot make eye contact with people or else I just laugh or look away. I don't touch people or I don't like being touched...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm scared of needles because in the third grade I was in the hospital and the doctors had trouble with Iv and kept removing it and puting it somewhere else and needles remind me...
    Easye215 Easye215 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    When I was around 12 or 13, I became pretty sick and couldn't/wouldn't eat or even drink for days. I was taken to the hospital and they decided to do a blood test and get some...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 22

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    This is the first time seeing a blog-type program that welcomes this topic of discussion. After reading a few of the experience posts, I thought I'd also enjoy posting mine. I was...
    WhosThatTallGuy WhosThatTallGuy 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I began my first relationship when I was 12. We were off and on ( mostly on ) for over 11 years. I spent more than half my life with him.. I got up at 5am for hockey practices and...
    AlynaBean AlynaBean 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    Let's say Sir. Helpful, offers assistance by means of a massage. This is not inappropriate as he does this professionally. The suggestion arose from lengthy conversation of...
    merrygentry merrygentry 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Throughout my teens and early 20's i considered myself to be a moderately social person, i worked and was able to hold a job, i partied even though im a really bed dancer, i...
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    This constant feeling of bad nausea. This anxiety - nausea is taking over my life. It's taking away my ability to function outside. I can't go out to eat. I can't take a shower...
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    BeefStromi BeefStromi 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Ever since I was a kid I have been terrified of butterfly's because when I was younger one of them flew into my mouth and my mom had to like pry it out of my mouth. Now every time...
    Lissyb Lissyb 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I didn't know what claustrophobia was when I was young. All I knew was that I hate crowd and I can't let myself be in a small enclosed and confined area. I would feel that I can't...
    Planetweird Planetweird 16-17, F Mar 28

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    Emilymontenegro Emilymontenegro 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I just turned 34, and I am seeking treatment for social anxiety, in earnest, for the first time in my life. It was pretty severe and is still at least moderate. I've made some...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I am abused and I have the weirdest fear. I fear silence. My mom always yells at me and when everything is quiet I know something horrible is going to happen. The other day the...
    ArizonaDrew ArizonaDrew 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I know now that my case is severe from all things involved that bother me. I want my parents to understand how bad it is, but they don't listen to anything I say and just assume I...
    brancappuchino brancappuchino 13-15 Apr 6

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    Right now my big problem, is I really want a job. I think about it one day it sounds great, I'm excited I want to get 3 part time jobs and save. But soon as I think about it and...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    One of my biggest fears is the stairs that have no middle part between them...I'm always scared I'm going to fall down (or up) and slip between the two steps and get stuck or fall...
    Jaimedee Jaimedee 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I m 31. Married for ten years. In a joint family. Have two children. Daughter 9 yrs and son 7. And want to specify that I love my husband a lot and even he does. Now my problem is...
    Plsbdecent Plsbdecent 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I must be one of the strangest persons on this earth. Diagnosed with this disorder at least several years ago, I am on disability for this and also PTSD. I have many hobbies and am...
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Coyotes. I'm afraid of Coyote! When I was 4 my foster dad and brother went hunting the Coyote that was tearing his fields up. I remember him leaving with a rifle and being...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Being in the car with someone else driving is one of my biggest fears. My husband get's frustrated with my panicky behavior; closing my eyes, clutching the seat belt, getting...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am sick of this social anxiety and social phobia. I am a shell of what I once was. I have always suffered from anxiety and depression but seemed to manage with the help of...
    GroundedButterfly81 GroundedButterfly81 31-35, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    It sucks when there's a slight prickly feeling on my skin and then I look and there are red and pink bumps all over where the imaginary needles were...and then the next thing I...
    IcyDragon IcyDragon 16-17, F Mar 27

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    The first case of a nuclear explosion occured in 1536 when an Irish man and a Scotsman got in a fight and head butted each other with such force their ginger hair ignited causing...
    rocketman84 rocketman84 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    [X] the dark [X] staying single forever [ ] being a parent [X] being in front of others [ ] open spaces [X] closed spaces [ ] heights [ ] dogs [ ] birds [ ] fish [X] spiders...
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    My mom was given a bonsai as a gift by a boyfriend of her's. Then she thought that having a bonsai was cruel to the bonsai because it would prefer to be allowed to grow. Well, she...
    unAmigo unAmigo 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Two or Three weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of the night and I just had this incredible pain on the left side of my head. I thought that it would just go away because every...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 1 day ago

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    I am 23, a senior in college in Ohio. I got out of work and had a few drinks with some friends at a local bar. I got pulled over for an license plate light that was out and since...
    babybear210 babybear210 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    cutie4lifE710344 cutie4lifE710344 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Well... Here it goes! I have no friends. It has always been like that besides the ocational that i took on because he/ she was even sader then myself. Needles to say i got used...
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    xxrayxx33 xxrayxx33 18-21, M Mar 25

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    I can't think of anything in the world I want on my body for the rest of my life. Tattoos look dirty and unprofessional to me. I can't take anybody serious when the have both arms...
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Just because I am pretty forthcoming on EP does not mean I feel comfortable sharing my stories with the outside world. I am an INFJ and we comprise about 1% of the human...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I was just diagnosed a few months ago but I think I've had it for a few years now. The doctors actually found the tumor in my chest before they realized my eye drooping was Horner...
    Pinkyjolie Pinkyjolie 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I was diagnosed last year, I have typical symptoms but my doctor said its extreme, my hands get a little cold and got pure whit e and when they warm the pins and needles start. It...
    indigo21 indigo21 16-17, F Apr 3

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    The wonderful thing (in a bizarre way) is I have my gut instinct to thank for this blessing. My idiot ex, when I first met him was very pushy for sex. I said no. And he pushed...
    CaptainCalculus CaptainCalculus 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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