Whitley

185d

I was wondering if anybody else has trouble not being able to get a vein to start an IV? They have even had to get a vein finder, kinda like an ultrasound, and still can't get it. I have panic attacks and have just got up off the table and walked out. Some say I'm dehydrated. any advice on what to do? I have to go tomorrow for an MRI..

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  • Reallyhopeful

    185d

    Listen to your doctors for one thing. Since having 4 boys and 2 miscarriages, my veins are the same way. There are a select few that get it the first time and I don't feel a thing! But, that's only if they listen to me before they stick me. Also, I suggest that you drink plenty of water the day before you have blood drawn, the day of and the day after. Also, ask if they have a vein finder before they stick you. Let them know that your veins are hard to find. I hope that helps make it easier for you next time!

  • Tadha1982

    185d

    Get some adult pedialyte. And drink water

  • Venni3

    185d

    Yes, me too!! Doctors say it’s wiggly veins and unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot you can do about it if you have a healthy lifestyle nutrition wise :/ .

  • Whitley

    185d

    Thank you all for your replies and advice.. it sure helps your feelings when you see you're not the only one that goes thru this.. Y'all are the best!

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