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Old 06-15-2011, 07:35 PM   #11 
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Nah, its no big deal. :P
I get them all the time. I used to be a bit squemish, not anymore. XD I get bloodwork at least once a month, IVs up to twice a month. (I used to get them once a week for almost a year, when my lupus was really bad). I've even had a needle shoved into my hip (twice) and one up my spine (twice).

I'd hold someones hand if anyone goes with you, even a nurse is better than nothing :P. Look away from the spot you're getting. DON'T close your eyes, it makes any dizziness you may feel (from being so freaked out - I get dizzy when I'm nervous) TEN TIMES WORSE. Take slow, deep breathes. Concentrate on a special word. Like Betta. Breathe in and think "Betta" breath out and think "betta". It helps a lot to focus on something else.

Good luck! Maybe buy yourself a little reward after ;) -coughbettacough-
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:00 PM   #12 
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:25 PM   #13 
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I have to get one once a month, I just look away or close my eyes and have something to squeeze. Like when I get blood taken, eyes closed, squeezing the arm of the chair, needle is in and blood flowing I can relax. Sorry if I gave anyone that eww reaction. I can't watch needles on tv either. Although nothing has compared to the pain of having arterial blood (For a blood gas) taken.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:30 PM   #14 
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I don't mind shots or blood drawing
Me, either. I usually watch. lol
Back in 1970, before we moved to Germany we had to have 3 different shots, flu, typhoid and something else. OMG the typhoid shot HURT!! And it made all of us sick.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:39 PM   #15 
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Some shots hurt more after the fluid is injected
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:39 PM   #16 
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True.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:46 PM   #17 
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Nah, its no big deal. :P
I get them all the time. I used to be a bit squemish, not anymore. XD I get bloodwork at least once a month, IVs up to twice a month. (I used to get them once a week for almost a year, when my lupus was really bad). I've even had a needle shoved into my hip (twice) and one up my spine (twice).

I'd hold someones hand if anyone goes with you, even a nurse is better than nothing :P. Look away from the spot you're getting. DON'T close your eyes, it makes any dizziness you may feel (from being so freaked out - I get dizzy when I'm nervous) TEN TIMES WORSE. Take slow, deep breathes. Concentrate on a special word. Like Betta. Breathe in and think "Betta" breath out and think "betta". It helps a lot to focus on something else.

Good luck! Maybe buy yourself a little reward after ;) -coughbettacough-
Yep, same here. The epidural from my first pregnancy, of course that was a relief to get! The second pregnancy and that was a spinal block. OUCH, I could feel it tickling inside of my spine and it makes me cringe every time I think about it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:49 PM   #18 
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The flu shot mostly
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:41 PM   #19 
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I think I can make it! I knew someone who ran out of the hospital when they needed one shot.
My brother can watch them put the needle in O.O It scares me.
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It only hurts for 2 seconds at most.
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