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#41
Do you at least remember the first time that you were this scared of needles? Do you have any idea what it is about them that scares you? Do other things shaped like needles scare you in the same way? Those are the kinds of things to ask yourself. I think if you can really just stop associating needles with fear, you'll feel better. They're harmless. Maybe just repeating to yourself that they're harmless will help.
#42
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Cheers Kratos. I have no idea why they scare me tbh, but it's severe. Logic is all very well (and logically speaking this is ridiculous), but that doesn't help me unfortunately. I wish it did.


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#43
Not a clue on either, and no. Just needles that get me. I know they're harmless too. It's ridiculous, but obviously quite a big problem if it's jeopardizing a job.
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#44
Phobia treatment for needles can't be worked through logically, as fear of needles isn't psychologically based. When you get an injection the physical act of such a small puncture causes an immediate rise in heart-rate and blood pressure. Your body is afraid of this, not of the needles, but you associate this with needles because they induce it.

This is also why 'being calm and taking deep breaths' won't help, and will in fact probably make things worse as the subsequent blood pressure spike will be even more a shock to the system. There's a variety of medication though that will prevent this problem, and will thus stop your body from associating the two things. It does require that you get a jab whilst under this medication, but it should help cure it.
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#45
Man, I'd try not to worry about it/worstadviceever. My step grandmother is a nurse, and she shat herself getting a needle once. She's ****ing petrified of them. It usually takes 3 or 4 people to hold her down, and she still has her job. My mums also a nurse, and she's my nigga. Like previously stated, just try explaining your situation to the nurse. I'm sure she'll understand, and unless you punch her in the throat, I'm sure you'll get the job.

Also, don't shit yourself.
#46
Due to being terrified, I'm not willing to go near a needle (as much as I wish I was).
I shall try not to shit myself!
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#47
did they specifically ask or tell you they will be taking blood sample. and checking immunization records?? i recently applied for a job and they asked me to go in for a physical, i figured it would include blood and urine test. but to my surprise they didn't ask for one.

don't quote me on this buuut apparently companies cant not hire you if they find you have a disease. its discriminating i guess this is just what i heard..


why be scared of needles? they dont hurt at all. like AT ALL!...just think of the money and oppertunity this job will give you. im sure its gonna be worth it
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#48
It says it on the form. it's staring at me like a death sentence!
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#49
If what Todd Hart is true, then you're just going to have to face it. Stay calm and explain it to the nurse. I've faced a lot of anxiety in the past few years, and while it's different than a phobia, I can tell you that going through it all makes you stronger. After you've gone through it, you'll be all the better for it. Bring a friend or even have them drive you to the appointment if you need to. It should help. Good luck.
#50
needles freak me out too.

man the **** up and take it like a manly man would, bitch.
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#51
Go to a therapist. It will make your life easier if you got over this phobia somehow.
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#52
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Pfft, I have diabetes. I have (at minimum) 4 needles a day along with pricking my fingertips for blood sugar readings. I also have regular blood tests at the pathology.

But I'm afraid of spiders so I get where you are coming from. But the only word of advice is to just do it. Slap yourself in the face, hard, and get your shit.


Came in here to say the same thing.

So, +1 I guess.
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#54
get something from your doctor like a mild tranquilizer maybe? Also you could promise yourself a reward if you go through with it and focus on that
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#57
watch the other way, a good doctor will always tell you what he's about to do, thinking about it will make it worse. just relax, chat with the guy and it's over before you know it.

be happy it isn't intra muscular, those needles are 2 inches long, and i hope for you you'll never be a diabetic, those people get injected 2 twice a day
#58
As already posted, needles ****in' rock.
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#59
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watch the other way, a good doctor will always tell you what he's about to do, thinking about it will make it worse. just relax, chat with the guy and it's over before you know it.

be happy it isn't intra muscular, those needles are 2 inches long, and i hope for you you'll never be a diabetic, those people get injected 2 twice a day


Try 4 times.

3 "fast acting" injections - one before each meal, and 1 "slow acting" 24 hour injection every day.

At a minimum, and that's no counting the blood sugar testing which uses tiny little needles (hidden in a "pen") to prick the fingertips.
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#60
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Try 4 times.

3 "fast acting" injections - one before each meal, and 1 "slow acting" 24 hour injection every day.

At a minimum, and that's no counting the blood sugar testing which uses tiny little needles (hidden in a "pen") to prick the fingertips.


sorry i'm not an expert on the subject, even though i had to study this stuff for an exam just keep it at persons with diabetis and needle phobia are pretty much screwed and those blood sugar tests hurt like hell i can assure you
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#61
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I literally cannot do this. I wouldn't say it makes me a wuss either. It's a genuine phobia. You wouldn't tell someone depressed to "Cheer the **** up" would you? I can't even make myself go there in the knowledge of this.


Think you'll find I would.

But yeah, I had a terrible phobia of needles, then when I joined the navy I got "man up" and the needle was smashed in. Still scared but it's 10 seconds of your life
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#62
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sorry i'm not an expert on the subject, even though i had to study this stuff for an exam just keep it at persons with diabetis and needle phobia are pretty much screwed and those blood sugar tests hurt like hell i can assure you


They don't hurt! I'm a diabetic, and have been for.... 18 years now. I'm 26 and was diagnosed when I was 8.

Maybe you just get used to them!
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#63
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They don't hurt! I'm a diabetic, and have been for.... 18 years now. I'm 26 and was diagnosed when I was 8.

Maybe you just get used to them!


i think it was because the pen was put to the highest stance,because my blood flow wasn't optimal in my fingertips. i was a guinea pig for a classmate that time
#64
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Came in here to say the same thing.

So, +1 I guess.



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#65
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I literally can't make myself. And the thought of dealing with it freaks me out, as that ultimately leads to the same thing.


You misuse 'literally' a lot...

The simple fact is that you have the physical capability to do this. If someone were to stick a gun to your head (electrodes on your balls...whatever...) I'm reasonably sure you could accomplish the task...

At the risk of being trite, courage isn't the absence of fear (since any idiot can attempt something when they aren't worried about it) courage is acknowledging your fear and doing what needs to be done anyway.

Frankly if you won't even talk to a health care professional about it, you have bigger problems than a needle phobia.

Lest you think I don't understand, I had this very phobia for many years.
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#66
Focus on something else in the room and not the needle. And don't psych yourself out before going in there. Relax.
#67
there are really no relaxation techniques that will help you with this. many people do not understand that phobias have more to do with the sensation of physical objects (a needle) than with pain, or something else plainly undesirable.

there are treatment paths for phobias, but it seems you don't have very much time. maybe you should talk to your doctor. they probably have experience with people like you.
#68
Just do it. Mind over matter my friend. It's all in your head. Think about some soldiers who had to carry six inch needle packs on them in case of nerve gas attacks and had to inject themselves at any given time if there was an attack. In the case of VX gas, that needle has to be plunged right into your heart. Your case isn't a life and death thing, but think of it that way, just ****ing do it. Man up, grow some chest hair and ****ing take the needle that you'll barely feel. Christ, the needle is so small you could probably just have the nurse rub some lidocaine on the area beforehand and you won't feel shit.
#69
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Just do it. Mind over matter my friend. It's all in your head. Think about some soldiers who had to carry six inch needle packs on them in case of nerve gas attacks and had to inject themselves at any given time if there was an attack. In the case of VX gas, that needle has to be plunged right into your heart. Your case isn't a life and death thing, but think of it that way, just ****ing do it. Man up, grow some chest hair and ****ing take the needle that you'll barely feel. Christ, the needle is so small you could probably just have the nurse rub some lidocaine on the area beforehand and you won't feel shit.


You've been watching too many movies.

Atropine auto-injectors, which is what the military issues, aren't anything like what you saw on "The Rock"...

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#70
Just try and forget that they're actually injecting a hellish mind-altering serum into your bloodstream.
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#71
Well, phobias are developed, and thus can be got rid off. Perhaps google and read about needles a bit, become acknowledged with them more.
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#72
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It's nothing to do with pain or blood. I could quite comfortably cut my arm (if I had to, not in a deranged way :P ). I just can't do needles, in any form.


How do you knit then?

OT: pretend it's a rigid metal noodle or something. Try not to think of it as a needle.
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#73
I'm not particularly afraid of needles...I once booted a hench security dude in the face to get some benzo's pinned up my right arse cheek, just because I wanted to see what it was like. If I could get pure quality of any sedative prepared for IV I can't see any reason to say no, but that's probably why so many people at college think I'm just a junkie in the making :P

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#74
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I'm not particularly afraid of needles...I once booted a hench security dude in the face to get some benzo's pinned up my right arse cheek, just because I wanted to see what it was like. If I could get pure quality of any sedative prepared for IV I can't see any reason to say no, but that's probably why so many people at college think I'm just a junkie in the making :P


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#75
Look at it like this: If you just go through it this time, you'll be closer to getting rid of your fear, and will have actually faced your fears.
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#76
Definitely visit your GP. Maybe you could get some nerve-relaxing drugs?

You're going to have to face you fear at some point, so try to get an appointment to see a therapist.
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