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Is there a way to get over test phobias?

Is there a way to get over test phobias?

Absolutely: Working with a therapist and practicing relaxation techniques can absolutely help with test phobias. It takes time. Sould there be a test coming up soon, your family doctor could prescribe Propranolol (depending on your age) to help trick your brain into thinking it is not anxious. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Phobia (Definition)

An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of ...Read more


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How do I avoid blood test phobia?

How do I avoid blood test phobia?

You don't: You deal with it. Please take a look at the site listed below. I think there's some good information in there for you. If those don't work you can ask your doctor. Everything i've read indicates that hypnotic approaches do not work so i wouldn't waste my money on those. www.healthcentral.com/anxiety/disorder-types-273889-5.html approximately 10% of the population has needle phobia. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get a blood test but severe needle phobia?

What to do if I have to get a blood test but severe needle phobia?

Let the lab know : before hand. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your phobia- that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun BUT it is treatable. ...Read more

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Why do so many doctors tend to be insensitive to blood test phobias?

Why do so many doctors tend to be insensitive to blood test phobias?

All I can do: Is apologize. We should be sensitive to your feelings. Blood tests are important but we need to be aware of how you feel. ...Read more

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How can I overcome my phobia of blood tests and finally figure out what's wrong with me?

How can I overcome my phobia of blood tests and finally figure out what's wrong with me?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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Why does everything require a blood test? There has to be a way of diagnosing someone without one, seriously I have a severe phobia of needles!

Why does everything require a blood test? There has to be a way of diagnosing someone without one, seriously I have a severe phobia of needles!

Testing venous blood: While not everything requires a blood test, lab testing is the backbone of modern medicine and blood is the most common, useful and cost effective sample to test. There are some tests than can be done with a finger stick, but those devices are less reliable and limited than testings that uses blood from a vein. Good blood drawing technique can make it easier for even the most phobic patients. ...Read more

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Hey i need se blood test and have chickend out 2 times all ready how do I get over a phobia of needles ?

Hey i need se blood test and have chickend out 2 times all ready how do I get over a phobia of needles ?

Triazolam: Anti-anxiety medication like Triazolam can especially help those patients who fear fainting during a shot or injection. ...Read more

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I've got a huge phobia of needles but want to be tested for diabetes. Is there any other way then having a blood test?

I've got a huge phobia of needles but want to be tested for diabetes. Is there any other way then having a blood test?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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I have an extreme phobia of needles and need a blood test.. could I hyperventilate to pass out while they draw the blood ?

I have an extreme phobia of needles and need a blood test.. could I hyperventilate to pass out while they draw the blood ?

You don't need to : Pass out or hyperventilate there R tech that can work fairly quickly. Cognitive behavioral therapy using progressive desensitization (learning 2relax ; then imagining the phobic event from least 2most anxiety provoking image while relaxed. I usually do this using hypnosis as a relaxation technique, but u can use other relaxation methods. Find a therapist ; U will b able 2get relief fairly quickly. ...Read more

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