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Oct 25, '11
I'm a nursing student- formerly a CNA. I've also taken phlebotomy, TWICE. I can do most body fluids fine. I can "get stuck" with no problem. However, I have well over 100 sticks in now and it still gives me debilitating anxiety; tremors to be specific. I always shiver when I get nervous, and in fact I shiver in direct proportion to HOW anxious I am! It is so incredibly embarrassing and disheartening. I hear over and over again that "it will go away". When!?!? I've been at this for almost a year now, and I am still exactly as nervous about it as I was the first day. Over 100 good sticks and my confidence has increased 0%. Is there some way I can at least stop the tremors so I can stick regardless of how I feel inside lol!?!? It would be more than 100, if only I could suppress my "nerves" enough....also, I got so nervous my very first day of clinicals that I passed out...at the nursing station...during shift change.....any advice greatly appreciated!
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