What would you prefer-to swallow tablets or take an injection??

India
November 7, 2008 2:19pm CST
I feel scared if I am going go get an injection.the very thought of a injection is too scary for me.I again had that bitter experience 2days ago when I fell down while playing and got wounded.I went to the doctor and he dressed up my wounds.I thought it was over,but when he ordered for a tetanus vaccine the fear of injection was back hunting me.finally I had to receive that shot.Had their been an option of tablets....leave it.Share your experience of such kind with me...
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@dhatam7 (258)
• India
7 Nov 08
I do not like both. In fact I do not like getting ill, because you will have to either take pills or injections. But after falling ill I would surely take pills rather than taking painful injections. I hope that today's scientists totally eliminate these pills & injections & make such devices which can cure us by magic. For example, if we are ill & sit on a curing chair then we get cured within minutes. This was just an example but anything is possible in today's world given today's technology!!!
• India
9 Nov 08
Hey.. you have really thought of really ahead in time.I don't we will get to see such a day.But I agree with you that nothing is possible in this world.It might happen in another decade or two.
@praveenjena (1305)
• India
8 Nov 08
hello dev21lucky, ya those vaccines, they are the ones that invoked the most fear in my childhood days. well i remember when i would cut myself or fall and injure myself... my mom would do the dressings and i would be carried to the local nearby physician for the usual tetanus shots. initially when i was a very little kid i used to get very violent and used to get injured in the process of getting vaccined but things started to change when i got older. now i use to control myself. but sill if i were given the chance of injection or tablets then is am too sure that i would choose the later. i too hope that the majority will choose the same. well have a very good day here at my lot and happy postings!
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@SeishiroX (1076)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I hate injections. If given a choice, I'd take the pills or tablets. However, if it's an allergy, I'd brave the tip of an injection because intravenous medicine for allergies take effect more quickly than the oral variants. Well, that's just the only time I'd be courageous enough to face the doc and the needle but other than that, no way. Thanks to dentists, I'm now having this phobia for injections although skin injections are generally less painful than dental anaesthesia.
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
i prefer tablets for medication, funny but its true I'm scared in injections, i remember when i was a kid, i run when i saw an injection, my mother is having a hard time on me bringing to hospital when i was a kid, i look pale and i faint when i they bring to hospital and specially when i saw injection, this is really funny. Until now I'm a bit scared of it, and it makes me laugh when i remember the childhood days.
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@JUNGLE (1157)
• South Africa
8 Nov 08
I have never liked either, but since I got sick recently,I dont have a choice.I have to swallow about a dozen tablets daily,6 in the morning and 6 at night.Very unpleasant believe me. I will have to do this for the next 8 months it was a year in all.!!!!LOL!!!!
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@mariposaman (2968)
• Canada
8 Nov 08
Injections are just something you have to have that are a means to an end. Same with pills. Pills tend to have side effects because they have to go through the stomach and liver. Most people pick up their fear of needles when they are children and never grow out of it. That reminds me my flu shot needle is coming up in a couple of weeks, Mommy! Waaaah!
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@honeylore23 (1086)
• United States
8 Nov 08
hello Dev1lucky, as for me, I would prefer to swallow tablets than an injection. It is not that I am afraid of injection, but I think I am safer with tablets than an injection. During my elementary days, there are free vaccination at school, i used to cover my eyes whenever I have to be vaccinated.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 08
I used to be so afraid of injections. Even the sight of it make me want to ran away. But after I had my ceasarians, I no longer afraid injections. But if I were to choose, I would rather swallow tablets than given an injections. Only if I really have to and no choice then I would agree to an injection.
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@zhaychel (610)
• United Arab Emirates
8 Nov 08
I rather swallow a tablet than be injected by a needle. I am very afraid of injection. I get so nervous and I sweat continuously when I see the nurse preparing the needle and handing me the cotton. OOOHHH ! I hate it very much! When I'm hospitalized and I need to be injected, I immediately ask for an alternative method because it makes me sicker than ever. ^^,
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@marisriel (1157)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
Of course I would prefer a no pain procedure, that is to swallow. But not all people I know find it easier to swallow tablets than having injections. My husband is one of that. Whenever he swallows a pill, it will take him a liter of water to do that. Unlike me, I can swallow a pill even without water. I can also swallow multiple tablets in one time. Talk about swallowing talent I think it really takes practice for others. I remember that when I was a kid, I hate the taste of medicine so I really taught myself how to swallow medicine fast enough that I won't taste it. That I think made me a pro. I wish I can also teach myself how to do that.
@celticeagle (114185)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Nov 08
It depends. I don't care for needles but I take it like a woman if I need a shot. It is just a part of life. I have very small veins and so I have to remember to tell the nurse to please use a small needle or it hurts. So, I certainly know what it means to have a problem with needles.
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I'm afraid of needles and don't want to be near them. I remember as a kid I got lot of injections for immunizations and stuff like that. I get scared every time I see an injection but it is not that painful. I felt numbness in the area where I have been injected. I have an injection in my butt before and I can't sit for a couple of hours. It's been years since my last injection and it's kind of scary to have one.
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@Mikyoo12 (187)
• United States
8 Nov 08
I honestly would prefer to have an injection. Im not crazy or anything. I just hate swallowing objects. It just gives me the fear that I might choke. Im not scared of needles. They dont hurt me the way some people say they do. The only time that I did hate an injection is when i went to the dentist to have a filling done. First I had to get a tooth pulled. First the dentist cleaned my teeth and he was the nicest
• Canada
8 Nov 08
Well the injections don't really hurt. Actually i take that back. I've gotten injections in certain ares that really hurt. I would rather swallow a tablet because its really easy with water and even just alone. I usually take tablets nowadays and I'll probably stick with tablets. I also just get scared when i see sharp objects.
• India
8 Nov 08
Thats a very obvious query. I will definitely prefer a tablet rather than get injected. I think every one would be of the same opinion. After all, who is ready to take the shot when other options are available. Especially, the tetanus shot leaves a pain at the site of injection for a whole day. Have good times.
• India
9 Nov 08
Hi,Partha. sorry to say everybody didn't agree with us.Some of them like to get injected than taking a pill.It is their choice and everybody are not equal.You are right about that tetanus injection.It is very painful.once I had pain for 3 long days.That is the last shot I'd prefer to take.Anyways thank you for your response.
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• India
9 Nov 08
hey, many are in favour of tablets. but, some don't fear getting injected. brave fellows i suppose. well, have you ever taken a penicillin injection. i hear it is very painful.
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
I would take the tablets than the injection. 1. I HATE needles... brrrrr............ 2. Leaving scars on my skin isn't my kind of thing. 3. I HATE needles. uhh... didn't I just tell that? Seriously, if every medicine that needs injection is substituted for tablets, I'd gladly take them. Sadly, it ain't happening yet....
• India
9 Nov 08
Great to hear from you.It is sad that every injection is not going to be substituted by medicine.Hope in future it happens.Happy myLotting till then.
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
8 Nov 08
Hello , Hope you are all better now ! I would rather swallow . I never liked getting anything injected in me or the use of an IV. It is always hard for them to find my vein and I had all the poking and the itching that comes from it . I was bit by a guinea pig and had to go thru all that . My dad was bite by a cat and had to have an IV hooked from his heart and that was so freaky and scary .
• India
9 Nov 08
Continuous attempt at finding a vein can lead to a condition called Thrombophlebitis.That is why all that itching and sometimes painful swelling may occur at that place.Thank you for your response.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
7 Nov 08
I do not have a preference. As long as it is a doctor or nurse giving me the injection then I am okay. I am not afraid of getting needles. In some cases where I am in a lot of pain then I would prefer an injection so that the pain would go away quicker.
• India
9 Nov 08
It is great to hear from you that you don't fear getting injected.It is true that when it is urgent or in severe pain you just have to take in injection because it acts faster.Anyways thank you for your response.
@Sheepie (3121)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I have never been able to swallow a pill. I find that vaccines don't really hurt, only for a half second, and they're really not scary, but I guess it depends on what kind it is and where you get it. I hear a rabies shot to the stomach is really bad, probably not like a routine shot.
• India
8 Nov 08
I feel nervous while getting injections.sometimes i have fainted also.I know it does not hurt much but...For rabies one has to take 5-6 injections is the arm.previously one had to take about 15 injections around the navel,and it was quiet painful.nowadays its obsolete.thank you for your response.Happy myLotting.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I can deal with the shot and the tablet so it doesn't matter to me. At one point I didn't like needles but i took a class that got me over it. So I got pass that fear of needles and getting stuck. For shots or even drawing blood. Now it doesn't bother me like it did before. So I can take either one of them the injection or the tablet.