Published Jul 26, 2005
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What would you think if you stuck a seventeen year old for a blood draw and the started to cry. I dont mean loud crying but tears were coming out of their eyes? Please be hounest I want to know if the nurses thought I was a baby about it.
My mom is 56 years old and panics when she has to have blood drawn. Then when they are taking the blood, she tells them she can feel it being sucked out and that her arm feels lighter.
I thought she was saying all this to be funny, then I realized that she was completely serious. :chuckle
My 14 year old niece has a fit over shots. The last time, they actually had to hold her down. She was crying and trying to leave!
Also, imo, EMLA is basically worthless, It may help a little, but people expect painlessness, it don't happen.
No, EMLA works for me atleast. it usually makes the stick painless. just it was not on the spot that they stuck me.
sweetie, I am 42 and the entire time I have any dental work done, tears continuosuly roll out of my eyes; don't even worry about it; everyone has their weaknesses. Good luck on your surgery. :kiss
Oooohh....I'm that way with dental work. I'm petrified of the dentist. I'm so tense even during a normal cleaning. I have a grip on the arms of the chair and shake the entire time. I have never been scared of shots, but try to give me a novacaine shot in the mouth and I freak out. I wonder why?
I've had a tiny cavity for about 5 years now that I refuse to get filled because I'm too scared. The dentist checks it at my visit every 6 months and will let me know if it gets worse. I will have it filled if it gets worse because I do NOT want to a root canal! But as long as it doesn't get bigger, it can stay for all I care!
RosesrReder, BSN, MSN, RN
I hate needles and when I was younger I'd cry (tears would role down my cheek). I still do, but have gotten somewhat over that. It is perfect human nature nothing unsual. :)
Pre nursing student here-What is EMLA?? Please save me from my ignorance.
I'm a Pre-Nursing student also and I have the same question. What the heck is EMLA?
Super_RN, BSN, RN
When I was 17 I had to have blood drawn for something...believe me, you crying is not a big deal. I was hysterical and crying and sobbing...people had to hold me down. The nurse was like, "Is she serious?" My dad replied, "Oh, yes. Absolutely!" Talk about embarassing...I have improved greatly!
canoehead, BSN, RN
It's lidocaine in a cream to numb the skin before an injection. It takes about an hour to work, and sometimes doesn't completely numb the area, so people hoping for a pain free injection get a rotten surprise.
If you cried I would think you were having a rotten day and that a needlestick was just the last thing you needed. :uhoh21: I'd give you a hug- well, once the needle was out. So long as you don't move you can curse and bellow as far as I'm concerned, whatever gets you through. No hitting though.
:)...I got hysterical when I had to have an EGD done last summer...had 15 mg of valium and 125 of demerol on board and was still to restless / anxious to even let the doctor get close to me...had to reschedule and have general anesthesia because they couldn't even get close with just the conscious sedation...everyone reacts differently...some people can't do needles, some people can't swallow pills, some people can't handle a tube being stuck down their throat...it's all good. :)
thank you all for your responses. it has made me feel a lot better.
I am 33 yrs old and still freak out on any kind of needle. when i have had to get blood work done , I warn the person that I may:
and I NEVER look ..i just start a random conversation...if they don't respond I just start talking to myself and singing ...and I have the WORST pitch ha ha ha ha
so please don't feel bad
when my 1 yr old had to get blood drawn for a lead test I had to hold him down and breast feed him at the same time ...it was A MESS ! i felt bad for the phlebotomists (yes there was more than one) who had to deal with us but they did not seem to have any time of experience working with little ones either. it was traumatic for all :)
Oooohh....I'm that way with dental work. I'm petrified of the dentist. I'm so tense even during a normal cleaning. I have a grip on the arms of the chair and shake the entire time. I have never been scared of shots, but try to give me a novacaine shot in the mouth and I freak out. I wonder why?I've had a tiny cavity for about 5 years now that I refuse to get filled because I'm too scared. The dentist checks it at my visit every 6 months and will let me know if it gets worse. I will have it filled if it gets worse because I do NOT want to a root canal! But as long as it doesn't get bigger, it can stay for all I care!
Another dentophobe here! I can have blood drawn, IVs started...I even watch. But dental work . Just talking about it can bring me to tears!
We all have our issues...don't worry.
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