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Old 04-28-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Fear of needles and procedures

I doubt I will get a response because this particular board doesn't seem v ery active. It is worth a try though. I have a horrible fear of needles. I have been forced to face that fear within the past 2 years becuase of medical issues. I thought exposure was supposed to help? It actually has helped, but only a little.
I have had 5 blood tests within the past 2 years. I also had surgery which involved an IV. I have also had many biopsies. The thing is, I have never had any of these things really hurt me too bad. I have to have another blood test next week. I am freaking out. However, it makes no sense to me. It is NEVER really all that painful. If it does hurt, it isn't pain that I can't handle. WHAT IS MY PROBLEM THEN?
I have no idea.
How do I overcome this fear? Even when I face it, it doesn't seem to go away. has anyone had success with this? I have to have another series of tests very soon and I don't want to cancel. Doctors hate that! I don't blame them either! Any suggestions?

 
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