Are you scared of getting injections?

@SKLC_PT (1234)
February 23, 2007 12:37am CST
I must admit I hate getting and I don't like seeing people get injections. My boyfriend however beats me by far, last time he went to have a needle stuck in him was to draw blood for some tests and he was taking real long, we asked the receptionist if he was still gonna take long, we said his name and she said, "oh the one that's scared of injections" and laughed, apparently he needed a lot of nurses to have some hold him down, some calm him down and one to try to find a vein to inject and try to get it to go into his skin that was real tense. Apparently the hospital found it so funny a lot of the staff already knew about it including the receptionist. Lol, I'm not that bad but I still hate it! I think the fear of needles runs in the family, my mom also hates them!
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@crickethear (1420)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I hate injections, and the worse part is i have to give myself injections because of my medical condition. No matter how often, I never get use to it.
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@SKLC_PT (1234)
23 Feb 07
That's bad, I don't think I'd be able to do that. I think a congratulations is in order for you on the courage you must have to be able to do it. I really doubt I'd be able to, I can go as far as to letting someone give me one but I think I'd shake like an earthquake when it came to aiming, the fact that I'm a nervous person sure wouldn't help. When I was small I remember I used to cry a lot and they had to give me a lollipop or one of those cool plasters for me to calm down, cool plasters at the time anyway it had those cartoon characters on it or was a real neat color, they'd let me choose, I wish they gave out candy still I know it would still calm me down, who ever said candy is just for little screaming kids we get scared too...
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• Nepal
23 Feb 07
i have the same problem, i dont know why i'm so afraid of the needles. Last time i had to draw blood for insulin test, and you know it took me nearly Half an hour to be prepared. Nurse was so pissed off cause she had to come again and again for me, every time my response was the same" Wait a minute till i get ready". After about half an hour she drew my blood , it was not so painful but i dont know why i get so tensed whenever i see needle. You know i have drawn my blood may be over 30 times but every time i fear of needle
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@daisyc (10)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I cry everytime i see a needle.I was hospitalized for 32 days for acute pancreatitis and 6 when i had my son...all my veins have collapsed!once it took 4 tris to get blood!
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@SKLC_PT (1234)
24 Feb 07
That's bad, I hope you're better now, I wish you the best of wishes!
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21 Feb 10
I really hate needles. My heart always pumps harder and faster and I end up getting dizzy and sometimes I fear if I pass out. I dont know why I am scared of them, I just am. Is there any advice to get me to calm down? I might have to have one next year :S.
@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Needles don't bother me at all. I am not afraid of injections, in fact I find it really interesting and I always watch. It is weird how they can find exactly where to place the needle. I think it is an art form and not everyone can do it. The only time I really didn't like getting an injection was when I was getting a cortizone shot. If course it wasn't the needle that I didn't like, it was them wiggling it around once they got in into me, in order to find the exact place to inject the cortizone. Then the cortizone was really hot and felt really weird once the actaully injected it.
@SKLC_PT (1234)
23 Feb 07
Cortisone, what is that injected for? Even the sound of the procedure gives me chills, I think I'd faint or something, seriously, just the though it making me go all weird!
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29 Mar 10
Um yeh, it is a horrible procedure. it is when your blood vessels in your nose are torn and you get a lot of nose bleeds. not an injection. it is a silver nitrate tipped matchstick that burns the vessel, sealing it. im 16 and have it done every 4 years. FML! Also i have a bad fear of injections and faint every time i have an injection, blood test or cortozone treatment :( FMLFMLFML
• Portugal
13 Mar 07
I've never really been afraid to get injections, I didn't used to mind them much and used to watch as the blood went in the tube, but after I had my daughter, for some reason, I'm a bit afraid of them, although I don't show it, I think the fear is more fear of pain than actually the needle going in.
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@SKLC_PT (1234)
13 Mar 07
Thanks for the reply, I'm sure you must get that way as unconscientiously you fear that it's hurting her, and of course since she doesn't like it you feel bad that you have to put it through it, but it's not your fault of course sometimes you have got to do what you have got to do and there is no way around it!
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
24 Feb 07
LOL that sounds like me :) I really have a huge problem with needles.I don't need to have nurses holding me anymore, like I did when I was a kid, but believe me it's pure torture any time I have to have a needle stuck on me. I think when I had my kids, I decided against an epidural right away , not because i thought it was dangerous or bad for the baby, but because it was a needle LOL
@SKLC_PT (1234)
24 Feb 07
Lol, I wonder however what hurts more, as the epidural I guess lasts shorter then giving birth pain.
@goodson (93)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Needles don't scare me a bit. Guess its becasue we live on a farm and we have to inject cattle from time to time. Good thing, too, since I am to start chemo treatments soon. One month will be IVs, the remaining 11 will be self administered shots. I honestly can say I have no problem with needles.
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@SKLC_PT (1234)
23 Feb 07
Good luck with the treatment!
23 Feb 07
I don't particularly like injections either. Perhaps your boyfriend has a genuine phobia of needles, it's nothing to be ashamed of, and I am shocked that people in the medical profession would be laughing at someone that they can see is in genuine distress. It sounds to me as though those staff lack the compassion required to work in such an environment, or perhaps they need to go on some additional training sesssions in how to deal with and respect patients. Some people may be scared or apprehensive of needles because of past bad experiences, or through having experienced a large number of injections in the past. One of the best ways to deal with an injection especially in the arm, is to look away, and maybe count in your mind to take your mind off the situation, a good nurse will complete the procedure in seconds. If someone is going for a blood test then again that might not be solely due to fear of needles but fear of the sight of blood. I would strongly suggest you find another hospital, another GP. I am shocked that people would find the situation funny and discuss patient details with non medical staff in such a way.
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@SKLC_PT (1234)
23 Feb 07
I can't go to another hospital, it's the only main government hospital here, the other ones are either private or they only take patients from a certain area.
@jurazg (409)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
23 Feb 07
I don't like them, but I'm not afraid of them. It doesn't hurt so much. When I've broken my arm, i got infusion, or how is it called, and thats more disgusting to me. But it is made to help us.
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• Singapore
23 Feb 07
I am not afraid of them because i faced injections almost everytime when i was young :P
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I don't LIKE them...I doubt anyone does but I've had it done lots of times and am find with it. I know some people pass out from needles.
• United States
4 Mar 07
Me have a needle phobia, oh you bet ! Although no matter how much cringing, teeth-gritting and antics of refusal, when my cyst burst it was intravenous pain killers and antibiotics to the rescue, or so I was told, the morphine hit me hard. Never again !
@Mojojo (37)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
I hate the anticipation leading up to the needle. The second it hits my skin, I'm fine. I doubt I'd be able to watch it go in though. I probably wouldn't be able to watch someone else get a needle.
@mangjr (22)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
Well basically, all peaple hates injection but no all people fears injection. Its different. Well i had this expereince when I was in 2nd year college, taking up nursing, we had to do a demonstration regarding injections. What we did was we grabbed our own partners and demonstrated the procedures of injection to our professors. The funny thing is that, most of my classmates are crying with their partners because of their fear. Lol. And take not, they are the future nurse's and yet they still fear injections.
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• Philippines
24 Feb 07
uhmm im not really scared of getting injections because im the one who would get injections from others. haha. My course for college is "nursing" and i want to know more about health and injections. when i was a child, there was a thing called "donate your blood" where we are required to donate blood for the poor ones. it was itchy and fun.
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
im already 27 but im also scared of injections. i dont resist them but still scared. they dont hurt actually. but the needle is near, i just feel weird.heheheh
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@astroo13 (965)
• India
24 Feb 07
I am undergoing allergy treatment so I have to take injections every month. I have so far taken more than 70 injections with in the last 4 years. I took all by myself. It is a painful process. But I don't mind. I understand your fear my friend is also very afraid of needles. He didn't mind going for an operation but what was very worried about the anesthetic injection. He was willing to stay awake for an operation because of his fear of needles. Reagrds
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• Gambia
24 Feb 07
I hate injections, but im not scared of them and there's nothing to be scared of if you're in a clean place. The needle goes in you for about 6 seconds and its done. I dont really feel the needle going into my skin. When you go for your next injection, just relax and try not to look at the needle. If you dont look at it, and relax yourself, chances are you wont notice the needle going in at all.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 07
Yeah, When I was a child I really scared of needle. I was very frighten when seeing nurse heating the needle over flame. This was what we, children called 'fire needle'lol:). But when I had grown up I never scare of injection any more and I'll watch in awe. I also encourage my hubby and my son do so.
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
yeah, first you will see the big tip of a needle, you will be scared and also when it stuck on you, it hurts like the bite of the ant.. But in case i needed to be injected i will have to overcome these thoughts , i just don't want that i will inject myself coz i can't..
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• Philippines
24 Feb 07
I am not afraid of needles but I'm not fond of it either. As much as possible I stay away from tests that needs injections or blood extractions. But if needed be, I can take it.
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@junior07 (973)
• India
24 Feb 07
i am also scared of getting injections,i prefer it in my arm rather then in my back.
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