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Needles!
#1
I'm not afaird of needles, least I wasn't....

I've had blood tests/injections and given blood 14 times... So I've no problem with Needles.

But after my last attempt at a blood test in which I woke up sweating more than a river flows, half naked and surrounded by a doctor and 2 nurses.. I'm a little dubious
2 attempts later, I STILL cant bring myself to actually have the test re-done. It makes me feel majorly sick just thinking about it now...

Anyone else?
And moreso, does anyone have any tips on how to get over it?

Besides being overdue for 9 separate blood tests now, upon the result of 1 of the tests will bring even more injections, possibly daily... And this, as you may of guessed... Is going to be an issue if I don't get my head around it.

So, any tips?
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#2
Hate them always have and always will :o

Needles and the work of the devil :'(
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#3
Nasty feeling Jon, I know, I was fine with needles until AFTER I was in hospital for 2 weeks having blood tests every day and joking with the nurses about the quantity of tea and biscuits I got in return Big Grin

...now I have to shut my eyes tight and turn my head away :o Best advice I can give is tell them that and just let them get on with it... or do what I did to teh bloke who insisted I needed my 3rd chest drain before being transported for keyhole surgery to fix my collapsing lung..."you'll have to sedate me or I will kill you!"
... he was most understanding... a fat syringe of Pethadine later and we were chatting about Italian engines whilst he made the incisions... 8)
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#4
Its just a little prick.......

enough about Steve...... Tongue

Ive never had a problem tbh - the only way to get used to it is face your fear head on - one good/better experience will hopefully erase the memory of your more recent bad episode which hopefully may have been a one off.
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#5
I can take a little prick in my mouth ok as I am used to the male dentist doing it for years however I refuse to have one anywhere else. Last time I did was about 12 years ago and I was drunk so wasn't really aware of what was going on. Probably shouldnt have been riding home in that condition as then I wouldnt have crashed in the first place and ended up in A&E at 1am....
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#6
"BMJBOY" Wrote:Its just a little prick.......

...Ben walks past a mirror naked... you've been Gok'ed Big Grin :K)
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#7
"Breezer" Wrote:I can take a little prick in my mouth ok as I am used to the male dentist doing it for years however I refuse to have one anywhere else. Last time I did was about 12 years ago and I was drunk so wasn't really aware of what was going on. Probably shouldnt have been riding home in that condition as then I wouldnt have crashed in the first place and ended up in A&E at 1am....

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
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#8
Injections in the roof of the mouth are the worst...... but still, usually worse things happen if you dont have an injection.
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#9
Can't.....type......for.......laughing.......
Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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#10
This thread is funny.
But I have a bad needle phobia and recently completed a lengthy and costly(paid by medical insurance) course of therapy. My one blood test since went extremely well.
I can PM you a detailed description of what therapies i tried but to summarise...what worked for me was relaxation techniques and systematic desensetisation therapy.
Hypnotherapy? codswollop for feeble minds  :o.
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