Omg I hate needles so much!
February 11, 2010 5:02 PM Subscribe
I have a needle phobia and a doctor's appointment on Monday, during which I have a feeling blood will be drawn. I feel terribly anxious whenever I think about it and don't particularly want to feel anxious the entire weekend. How do I minimize my anxiety?
posted by tweedle to health & fitness (25 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
If I asked would the doctor administer nitrous oxide during the procedure? When I had my wisdom teeth out and had to be poked a lot that completely cured me. If I knew I could have nitrous oxide I think I would be a lot less anxious about this.
I don't have a fear of pain and I probably won't faint. Once the needle is in me I will be okay but until that point on Monday afternoon I will be terribly anxious. During the procedure I think I can disassociate myself, but I am going to be anxious until then.
I have a feeling they are going to want to draw blood when I tell them a few symptoms of mine but I'm not sure. I seriously haven't had a physical in like 7 years and I am 19.
Any suggestions to reduce my anxiety would help. Nitrous oxide would help the most. Thanks!