ouch that hurts

@riyasam (16578)
India
November 28, 2008 2:14am CST
i am a doctor(general practioner)who like to give injections as they give fast relief.it so happened i had to be hospitalised and had to take shots(vitamin) daily on my bum for ten days.i used to start to shiver when the time for shots came.the nurses used to be surprised as they thought as i am a doc ,i am used to it.even now i shudder when i think of it.how the tables were turned on me!!!!i have vowed to give oral tablets whenever possible.did any of you have a similar experience?????
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22 responses
• India
28 Nov 08
U know wat I can take up 100 injections but then to have 1 tablet I take a minimum of 30 mins Anyways,wat if u r a doctor by profession u r still a human being.. All such fears are commom to everybody. So no issues. But then try to overcome it. Take care. Hope u get well fine
@riyasam (16578)
• India
29 Nov 08
savitha,you are a heroine in your own way.
• India
29 Nov 08
Really??? Planning to shift ur profession from being a doctor to a director??? If so kindly have this heroine in mind Thanks,I am obliged!!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
2 Dec 08
what about the male hunks????????????my husband would never allow me to change my profession!!!!!!!!!!
@mindym (979)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Shots don't bother me. Injections don't bother me either, except for one time when I was hospitalized last November. The nurse came in to give me morphine for the pain I was experiencing and she put the needle in a vein in my left hand. I was watching the whole time and then she said, "Oh-oh". Ummmmmm....who says oh-oh when you are giving a morphine injection? Everything ended up being fine...but that comment scared me a little bit.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
29 Nov 08
good.good.you are a good patient not like the cribbing ones.........
@daceyp (327)
28 Nov 08
now you know why some people used to cower when they saw you comming lol.i was in hospital not so long ago and had to have antibiotics through a canula 4 times a day.the worst bit was the canula either kept comming out or it became to painfull to use in he place it was so had to be moved.i also had to have the injection to help stop throbosis ouch that is painfull.didnt know till i had it everyday for 7 days that i could refuse to have it as i was moveing around in the end and wearing the socks!!!!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
29 Nov 08
sorry to hear that.
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@Chevee (5915)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I have always hated to get shots, I just don't look at the needle. I really can't look when they are injecting me. I have heard that doctors are the worst patients, I guess you have seen so much pain with shots that you are thinking of that when you about to get one. I wish I could have seen you when this happened. A taste of your own medicine Huh.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Nov 08
yup,i seen many patients and their misery.maybe i was recollecting them.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
28 Nov 08
Hi doctor!I understand that doctors too are humans like us.Knowledge doesn't make one numb to pains. I don't have the fear of injections as before when I was a kid.The needles sere blunt and painful like anything those days.You won't be knowing what has happened with the prrick of the modern day disposables.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Nov 08
thanks for reminding me that i am also human and not GOD as many would think.
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@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Nov 08
Not me personally. My mother was a nurse though, and like me she had very small, difficult to find veins. In nursing school she used to let the newbies practice locating veins on her arms. So I guess she had more fortitude than you. I can't see myself doing that though!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
29 Nov 08
same thing here.my mothers used to let me practise on her.how the previous generation could do such a thing is beyond me.
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
29 Nov 08
It seems like they always (medical people) like to give shots. To be honest, sir, I don't mind them at all. I don't like giving blood samples. I get a bad upset stomach (I don't like looking at blood) & it still gets upset even if I don't look. I think it depends because I think some people like the injections, but some people prefer oral medicine. Have a nice day. Pablo
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
29 Nov 08
hello, who else can give shots,if not medical people.
• United States
29 Nov 08
Hi riyasam, I'm not a doctor, but shot's haven't bothered me since I was a child. I used to donate blood, then did aparesis (with 2 needles) and it didn't bother me. When I joined the service they used us as human pincushions for a while and I didn't mind. The only shots I did mind were heparin shots, 1 every 12 hours for a year, in my choice of the arm or the leg. Heparin stings like a BEAST!!! I often had to give these to myself and it was just terrible. You should try one the next time you have a headache instead of taking an aspirin...you'll see what I mean. You got 10 vitamin shots in the bum and thought it was bad? LOL!!! That's hilarious!!!! Sorry, but it just is. Happy MyLotting!
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I have always hated needles/shots. I have learned over time though if I just relax it does help. I do know that some medicines do hurt, not the needle or the person giving the shot. There are also people who don't give good shots but if you relax it does help a lot.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Nov 08
you are right.some medicines do hurt a lot.my vitamin injections were too painful.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
28 Nov 08
I just hope not anyone of your patient is around! You need to think seriously of a profession change or else bear it smilingly.... This reminds me shedding quite a few tears when I went for a health check up a few months back. But I can afford to, I am not a doc...
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Nov 08
mimpi,i do enjoy in my profession.it is really gratifying to care for sick people.thats what kept me and is keeping me.......
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Now you know about walking in another's shoes. I have known several Doctors who's eyes were opened when they, themselves faced illness. I'm glad you paid attention. I Hate Shots, I had a shock reaction one time and now each time I have to have one I get flash backs. I know you are helpiing many people and may not always feel appreaciated So here is some from me.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Nov 08
i appreciate you for appreciating me.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
28 Nov 08
Hi ya riyasam I can't say that I have had a simular problem but I do think it is a bit funny - sorry! . It does seem like you had a taste of your own medicine! . Injections don't bother me at all. I have a friend who has got loads of tattoos but runs a mile if he has to have an injection, how can that be?
@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Nov 08
maybe he is like me.i think fear factor plays an important role.
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
Hi there! Wow.. I find it amazing to have a doctor friend hehe. Anyways, I too am afraid of shots though as far as I can remember it doesn't hurt that much. The last time I had a shot was when I was still in elementary and I had it on my shoulder. I never cried, well I was really going to cry but my teacher embraced me and everything just went well. But still, I am afraid of shots. I think oral tablets will be good especially for kids. At least they won't have to experience fear of taking shots. Besides, oral tablets is much easier to administer and can be done even at home. Ciao!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Nov 08
i am impressedactually my kids are very fussy about taking tabls.its either syrup or if it doesnt work i give shot.but i think they dont get much pain as there skin is super soft.
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Not really, but I'm scared of shots to. Every year were i work we have to get a TB test. I'm always the first 1 just so i can get it over with. I can't watch either.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Nov 08
when we were interns,i really fainted.when i saw blood for the first tome.
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@salonga (27993)
• Philippines
28 Nov 08
Now it is your turn dear to feel the needle going through your skin!Now you learn your lesson not to give pain at once to your patients. Ha!ha!ha! That really hurts and take a lot of courage. I also dread injection just like you so I am really taking care of my health because I don't wanna be hospitalized. I hope you don't get through the same pain again.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Nov 08
boo hoo never ever again!!!!
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
28 Nov 08
A dose of your medicine eh. Good. very good. . They say that doctors are the worst patients, now we know for sure. Thankfully i have not got into a situation where the tables were completely turned on me, although it came close a couple of times.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Nov 08
my colleagues were having a gala time,with me as the scapegoat.
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
29 Nov 08
So at last you have realized what trauma we poor patients have to go through everytime you doctors try to poke us. What happened to you that you had to be hospitalised? Hope you are better now.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
29 Nov 08
mayka dear,do nt you realise whaat doctors go through?????they are also humans..they dont give shots for their own enjoyment.
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
29 Nov 08
But is is good that you doctors experience our pain. That way you automatically become more gentle. Didnt you say that you would now try to stop poking people????
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
29 Nov 08
not completely stop!!there are situations like when a person can not take orally,i will be forced to give shots.if a person can take orally,i would definetly avoid giving injections.
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• Philippines
13 Dec 08
Hi doctor, never had a thought that you are one, I am glad to have met you here, maybe we can ask for a free opinion eh ? The scenario is not new to me too, I have a friend doctor who says that he too fainted the first time he saw blood and never dreamed of his profession at present. I find it quite an irony too to some extent because doctors are expected by laymen that they know far better and could take pain in much farther height, lol. So okay, your human and now you know its not too easy being shot in the bum. lol.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
13 Dec 08
i learnt it the hard way.(that it is not easy being injected)
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
Hahaha! This is so funny. I guess, you get to empathized now how your patients feel whenever you give injections. I remember that I usually cried whenever I get one when I was younger.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
13 Dec 08
i think the fear of getting pain makes us to cry.
@dpk262006 (56125)
• Delhi, India
12 Dec 08
Injection is such a word, that no one wants to get it injected it in his body. I too feel scared to see a injection being injected in my body, I try to distract my attention, when the process is done. However, I understand that now a days niddle are too thin that one does not feel the pain, I recently did not have any such experience.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
12 Dec 08
actually some injections donot cause pain.maybe because of some fear,the pain got magnified........