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How do I overcome needle phobia?


I have had this crippling fear of needles for as long as I can remember. And I am entering the Army and I would really like to be a medic if I could just overcome this stupid speed bump that is weighing me down. Most of the time I just avoid the entire situation altogether. We will have several shots in basic and there will be a lot of stress and tension, all of the stress plus the needles could possibly send me over the edge into multiple panic attacks. I can't have that, not as basic training! I want to be able to handle it and not be pathetic! Please someone help me get over this!

 

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    Virginia Davis (Virginia Lea) 4 years ago

    I'm not entirely sure why I am so fearful of such a silly thing. I suppose I could just go at it head on, but if that happened I would be in danger of a major panic attack and possible syncope. And who knows what will happen while at basic. :(

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    Virginia Davis (Virginia Lea) 4 years ago

    I'm always asking God for his help, I wouldn't be able to live without it. =) Thanks yes the fear is crippling and no one else understands really...