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So around October, I had to get a CT scan and the nurse decided to put the IV contrast through my wrist. Everything hurt so much, and it felt like I was being looked down on by everyone. I feel like I had needle phobia before, but I feel now it’s a lot worse because my hand hasn’t healed. I went to the orthopedic doctor and he said I have temporary nerve damage, and that he doesn’t know when it‘s going to heal. I wanted to reach out to see if anyone has hopefully gone through the same thing as me, and if they healed. I also wanted to ask how anyone deals with their needle phobia.

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    • Bun

      792d

      oh no! yea i don’t think that would help with my fear of needles 😀

    • Bun

      792d

      oh no! yea i don’t think that would help with my fear of needles 😀

    • lilly109876

      792d

      😭 honestly I’m glad you are cause it is not a fun experience when they can’t find a vein. Recently I got poked 4 times in different areas and two of the areas are bruised 🥲

    • Bun

      792d

      of course! and yeah i’m blessed with very visible veins haha

    • lilly109876

      792d

      That’s a touching story, and I’m glad you were able to overcome that fear. Maybe I will one day but I’m currently just trying to resolve my issue. I don’t think I’m donating blood tho, cause they can never find my veins, but thanks for the suggestion~

    • Bun

      792d

      i’m really sorry you’re going through this, i suggest you reach out to corporate (if you feel comfortable doing so) and letting them know that the nurse caused that nerve damage. i don’t have an exact solution to your issue but i can tell you i used to be horrified of needles but then i started donating blood and by telling myself that enduring the pain would help others, i’ve learned that shots and IV’s aren’t as scary as i thought they were!

    • lilly109876

      794d

      Hey Dead, I wouldn’t say it’s exactly what I’m looking for, but I’m happy to hear that someone feels the same way about needles and shots. I def feel the same way in that shots are a lot easier to do.

    • DeadTamagotchi

      794d

      Hey! So I can do shots and such because I’ve somehow learned to prepare for them, and to me they hurt way less than an IV. However, if I have to get my blood drawn and have to use an IV and such, it’s so overstimulating that I have anxiety attacks. They hurt significantly more for me. I avoid getting my blood drawn because of this, so I don’t know if I completely relate to your situation, but I hope that helps!

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