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Do having to get shots scare you?
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I am petrified of getting shot.
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Well, Yes they do to the point where I faint afterwards. Pathetic I know.
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Reploid520 wrote:

I don't mind shots but having an IV hang out of my arm is the worst feeling.


I actually like IV's. Not for the needle aspect of it, but because I always feel so good after getting one. I wish I could have one every time I was sick.

Once I was so sick/dehydrated that it took 7 tries with a needle to get a line in one of my semi-collapsed veins. Last try (successful) was done with a kiddie/butterfly needle (really tiny/thin). Then they had to fully open & squeeze the IV bag to get the fluid in me quickly. I still have the needle marks/scars on my wrist several years later.



DrMadd wrote:

yes, very. when i was 14 i punched my doctor in the face. to this very day it says combative on my medical chart. that is not something a doctor wants to look down and see when when treating a 250lb lacrosse player.


I told a Dr. once that I had an over sensitive gag reflex (true) and not to put the tongue depressor too far back in my mouth.....he didn't listen and got vomited on.



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You hopefully will be able to look forward to a newly created needle that is painless in the future. A Japanese entomologist/inventor recently created a needle that mimics the blood-sucking mouth parts of a mosquito. Currently they only are using this tech for the purpose of diabetic lances but they are underway to releasing a hypodermic needle which will be used for delivering vaccines. The needles will have serrated edges and be of a much narrower gauge of steel than the needles which are used currently. The U.S. has already contracted for the purchase of these needles. As for the diabetic lances they will hopefully soon become a thing of the past a company called Biozoom (BIZM) is in the works of completing essentially a tricorder which will be capable of running basic chem panels, oxygen scans, and blood sugars scans from lightly placing the monitor to your skin for approximately 30-60 seconds.


As a former insulin-dependent diabetic, I can tell you today's needles are nothing, but it is a pain in the ass (annoying/inconvenient) to have to shoot up and lance for monitoring so much. Serrated edges? Sounds painful. I've been cut a lot in my life and a smooth sharp knife always hurts less (and sometimes not at all) than a serrated one, it's like a saw. I hear they're pretty close to finding a cure for T1, but the trade-off is a compromised immune system adding a high chance of dying from disease/illness. Some cure.

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I only get scared if it's a ****ing skin test that's PAINFUL as hell or when the needle is long as crap
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Before getting any shots, I was like "Come at me then!".
But once I'm at the doctor and the nurse came in with the needle, my reaction turns to wuss.
"I had done it. But it hurts!"
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PhyongHwa wrote:


Reploid520 wrote:

I don't mind shots but having an IV hang out of my arm is the worst feeling.


I actually like IV's. Not for the needle aspect of it, but because I always feel so good after getting one. I wish I could have one every time I was sick.

Once I was so sick/dehydrated that it took 7 tries with a needle to get a line in one of my semi-collapsed veins. Last try (successful) was done with a kiddie/butterfly needle (really tiny/thin). Then they had to fully open & squeeze the IV bag to get the fluid in me quickly. I still have the needle marks/scars on my wrist several years later.


ugh it makes me cringe just thinking about it but it makes sense that you would like it for that reason.

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When I was younger, yes I was afraid of shots. But as I got older, no.
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I usually give the shots. And I'm fine getting a shot as long as I close my eyes.
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I was until I got sick in middle school and had to get shots and blood work all the time. I got used to it now.
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If I can see it go in Im ok, it takes the edge off
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PhyongHwa wrote:


Boganis wrote:

You hopefully will be able to look forward to a newly created needle that is painless in the future. A Japanese entomologist/inventor recently created a needle that mimics the blood-sucking mouth parts of a mosquito. Currently they only are using this tech for the purpose of diabetic lances but they are underway to releasing a hypodermic needle which will be used for delivering vaccines. The needles will have serrated edges and be of a much narrower gauge of steel than the needles which are used currently. The U.S. has already contracted for the purchase of these needles. As for the diabetic lances they will hopefully soon become a thing of the past a company called Biozoom (BIZM) is in the works of completing essentially a tricorder which will be capable of running basic chem panels, oxygen scans, and blood sugars scans from lightly placing the monitor to your skin for approximately 30-60 seconds.


As a former insulin-dependent diabetic, I can tell you today's needles are nothing, but it is a pain in the ass (annoying/inconvenient) to have to shoot up and lance for monitoring so much. Serrated edges? Sounds painful. I've been cut a lot in my life and a smooth sharp knife always hurts less (and sometimes not at all) than a serrated one, it's like a saw. I hear they're pretty close to finding a cure for T1, but the trade-off is a compromised immune system adding a high chance of dying from disease/illness. Some cure.


I actually developed juvenile diabetes about a decade ago, so I understand the frustration of testing blood sugars and shots. I'm a very tactile person and have always been somewhat sensitive to sensation of the digits, so I cheat and test on my forearm taking into account a calculated differentia. The discomfort of irritated digits only gave me an excuse not to abide by a strict schedule of testing.
Actually I've seen test subjects using the the new serrated edge lances and the consistent feedback from the subjects was the lances created little to no sensation during or post contact. The theory behind this new edge technology is very sound, the serrated edge does not create the tensile contact with the skin that a straight edge needle or lance would. So where a typical needle or lance is used, it impales the skin and continues to permeate the levels of skin creating full contact with the layers of skin and tissue thus in effect continuously pulling against the tissues and nerves. The serrated edge only touches or rubs against these same anatomical features at varying intervals, so there isn't any consistent pull against the tissue. Dr. Aoyagi studied mosquito's blood drawing techniques and apparatus for a decade or so and modeled his lance/needle technology base on his research. When was the last time you felt a mosquito take your blood?
Could you forward me an info you might have on possible future cures for T1, I would greatly appreciate it, a URL would be great.
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Yep, hate it. Ironically, I love getting tattoos, weird huh?
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No..only the thought of horrendous pain that doesn't exist.
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yes i can't hold alcohol very well
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