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Noodlemum

620d

Help! I need all the advice I can get. I have an extreme fear of needles/getting my blood drawn. However, it's pretty normal to have to do with my conditions. How do I get over this fear? it's to the point I can't even call the place to schedual an appointment without feeling sick to my stomach. 🥲

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    • Wish

      620d

      Take slow, deep breaths, and try to keep your breathing steady, make sure you keep breathing even during the injection. The pain/anxiety sometimes makes me hold my breath, which makes my heart beat faster. Breathing reminds your body that you're safe, you're okay, nothing bad is going to happen. Don't look at the needle, have the doctor/nurse talk to you while they do the shot. I had one nurse who was really nice and had an ASMR kinda voice lol, it was really soothing

    • Wish

      620d

      Take slow, deep breaths, and try to keep your breathing steady, make sure you keep breathing even during the injection. The pain/anxiety sometimes makes me hold my breath, which makes my heart beat faster. Breathing reminds your body that you're safe, you're okay, nothing bad is going to happen. Don't look at the needle, have the doctor/nurse talk to you while they do the shot. I had one nurse who was really nice and had an ASMR kinda voice lol, it was really soothing

    • Sickem

      620d

      Pinch yourself at the same time to focus on that sting rather than the needles.

    • Skai

      620d

      Honestly I hate needles too and there's not the best way to get over it. I go in every 3 months at the least for a shot and what I've found works best to me is just exposure basically. I have to always be talking to the doctor as they do it, focus as much as you can on something else and then you can hopefully get it over with. I hope this helps a bit!

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