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I've had a number of bloods to get done for some time.....some of them as long as 6 months. I just can't bring myself to go in a get them done. I've made the appointment for tomorrow morning (one of them is a GTT so I need the appointment) so that I feel like I have to go but even now I'm starting to get anxious just thinking about it.
I've always hated getting bloods done but have always just gone and done it. This time I can't.
Anyone else had this issue before? What have you done to help you get through it?
needles make me so nervous that i get heart pulpitations and feel like i need to vomit so i know where you are coming from.
i guess the only thing that worked for me wasnot thinking about it until i got there. every time it came to mind i would think " I'm not going to think about this till tomorrow" and intentionally think about something else otherwise i work myself up.
good luck! :hugs:
i have this problem every single time i have to have a blood test,
i was very sick as a child and spend many years in and out of hospital , i had hundreds of blood tests because what was wrong with me was rare and they were still learning about it
i feel sick at the thought if it , but when i have to have one now i get them to take the blood from the top of my hand
it hurts a lot less and you feel like you are controlling it a bit more , i dont know why , it just does , that is what helps me anyway
good luck try not to worry to much, at the end of the day, its got to be done and it will be over very soon
if all else fails , have a lolly pop hehehehe
Thanks. Glad to know I'm not alone there.
I managed to get them done but nearly backed out as DH pulled up to drop me off. I was so scared. I think my anxiety showed when there was issues with the flow of the second test. Oh well.....over and done with now.
I used to have severe needle phobia before I had kids, I would cry hysterically before I had them done, I would vomit, faint etc it was really bad....since having kids I haven't been too bad....I just try and focus on my son or think about the kids, they still freak me out but I haven't done any of the above for awhile now!
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