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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Patterdale_lover, Mar 24, 2011.


  1. Patterdale_lover

    Patterdale_lover PetForums VIP

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    Went to the docs today as I found a lump monday, it has turnt out to be a cyst and just keep an eye on it.
    But after asking a few other questions she wanted to take my blood pressure, turns out it is low and my heart rate is slow, she wants to test me for anemia or thyroid problems so have to go for a blood test monday and I HATE needles :cryin:
     
  2. Tigerneko

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    oh no :( poor poor you!

    I hate needles. I think i'd rather die of some disease than have a blood test. Seriously.

    My OH had one last week and he is good with stuff like that but he fainted in the doctors afterwards :(
     
  3. smudgiesmummy

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    be brave, dont look and good luck
     
  4. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    poor you.
    Make sure you have cold water to drink and something like a boost bar for after.
    Keep your breathing slow and steady - most people faint because they've hyperventalated (sp) not because of the actual needle.

    Take someone with you, hold there hand and focus on them.

    My eldest is really needle Phobic - when we go she has an appointment booked and she never has to wait in the waiting room we just take her straight in and out.
     
  5. katie200

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    poor you i hate them too ask for the numming cream im such a wozz i do on they dont get near me :D
     
  6. Patterdale_lover

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    Verbatim dont say that !! :eek:

    And yeah I have the numbing cream, eugh my arm feels funny already..
     
  7. Chillinator

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    I've had my fair share of needles; an IV drip, tetanus shots, local anaesthetics. You'll get over it.
     
  8. Tanya1989

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    I hate needles too, although I am now able to inject myself daily (anti blood clot needle).

    My blood pressure is low, although there is no reason for mine luckily. But mum and grandma are low too, so probably a genetic element to it.
    The lowest mine has ever been recorded was 70/35 during a hospital stay, luckily I was lying down at the time because shortly after I passed out! :D
     
  9. GoldenShadow

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    You'll be OK :thumbup:

    I'd love a low heart rate, mines really high :(

    Glad its just a monitor thing btw x x
     
  10. XxZoexX

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    Im sure you'll be fine with the needle your a tough cookie.. Hope everything else turns out well xx
     
  11. jon bda

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    You'll be fine hon, just think of it as a practice run for your tatt!!!
    :)
     
  12. Patterdale_lover

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    Thanks everyone for the comments and Tanya I feel for you :( I'd hate to have a needle everyday I can't stomach one once a year or so. *hugs*


    Haha :p Don't tell me you're warming to the idea :eek: ;)
     
  13. jamie1977

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    Wow scared of needles, bet you are glad you do not have a tattoo appointment soon, say next month................ :lol:

    Glad the lump was not anything too serious, and good luck with the blood test.
     
  14. Patterdale_lover

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    Surprisingly i'm not frightened of that but im frightened of a needle being sunk right in to the.....the.....Eugh i feel faint.
     
  15. bexy1989

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    I feel for you :(

    Someone i no gets really bad belly pains and the doctors wont do anything about it but she seems to think she has a cyst :/ they were going to send her for a scan but then because they couldn't see she was actually ill they wouldnt send her for it :/
     
  16. Patterdale_lover

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    Thats so harsh and useless! I hope she gets it sorted !
     
  17. bexy1989

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    yea its awful :/ we never know how bad it is though as shes quite a big drama queen :rolleyes: lol
     
  18. jon bda

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    If its what you want, so be it hon :)...just not so sure about the quality of a place that will tattoo (don't take this the wrong way!) minors. Think you need to concentrate on getting yourself seen too for now though...tatts can wait...
    :)
     
  19. Patterdale_lover

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    Yeah Tattoo isn't for a month anyway and depending on results etc we shall see :eek: Just hope its nothing serious and get it sorted!!
     
  20. Tanya1989

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    You soon get used to it when you have to do it. Luckily being numb from the waist down has its advantages... I always make sure I stab a numb part ;)

    It definitely cured my needle phobia- I used to get so worked up, I'd have a seizure.... now I can do it myself- sort of liberating in a weird way. I can't watch when someone else tries to inject/ canulate/ take blood from me, but I can tolerate it now (arms and hands only).... I can't bear people warning me they are about to prick me though.... the worst thing they can do for me is say "sharp scratch"- that makes me pull away immediately and there is no chance of getting me then.... I have to have the element of surprise.

    I also have really hidden veins too. When I was in hospital after a fall I was ill in the night (vomit) and they needed to canulate me.... 17 pricks later (I mean that in every sense of the word ;) ) and the anaesthetist finally managed it! That helped with my phobia too.... This time 2 years ago I would sooner die than have an injection. Now I have no choice.... I would likely die without an injection, so phobia cured by repeat exposure.... and it is so liberating to be able to say that!!!
     
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