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PrincessPetal February 7th, 2014 7:28am

I got my blood drawn today! It was actually pretty cool. Are you afraid/hate needles?

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bohemiandreamer wherever I am
02/07/14 10:09 pm

I love to watch the needle go in and the blood come out.

KatG Liberal in Ohio
02/07/14 5:31 pm

No. I have 6 tattoos plus my eyeliner is tatted on. You can't be afraid of needles and let someone use them on your eyelids lol

jmw7477 Indiana
02/07/14 4:29 pm

I don't mind needles, but they have a hard time finding a vein.

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
02/07/14 6:08 pm

Yeah that can be tricky and painful!

jmw7477 Indiana
02/07/14 6:25 pm

Yes. They've made me bleed around the needle, gotten air in my vein, & poked me so many times just jabbing at a vein that I looked like I had track marks.

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
02/07/14 6:51 pm

Ow sounds awful! When my sister was in the ICU last month they were having a hard time finding her veins. She was getting stabbed by the needle so many times!!

kbluebird Denial
02/07/14 10:10 am

I give myself about 4 needles a day, so the fear is completely gone for me.

kbluebird Denial
02/08/14 8:21 am

Insulin for type 1 diabetes.

aj1545 Cat Lady
02/07/14 7:44 am

I used to be scared of needles. Ever since a terrible reaction to colonoscopy prep and how bad I felt and how much the iv helped I've been over it. Now I self inject for migraines and am fine :)

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
02/07/14 6:10 pm

Sucky reaction but that's good you're okay with it now :)

aj1545 Cat Lady
02/07/14 7:23 pm

Thanks! It's so much less stressful to be over it!

ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
02/07/14 6:16 am

I always feel light headed and faint when blood is being drawn but fine if I am stuck with a needle.

susanr Colorado
02/07/14 1:03 am

I used to be. Then I got a job in a hospital lab and was promoted to supervisor of laboratory assistants, including the phlebotomists, & had to learn to draw blood. I got over the fear.