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What to do about my fear of needles?

What to do about my fear of needles?

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! This is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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Advice? I am having trouble with my fear of needles?

Advice? I am having trouble with my fear of needles?

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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What is done for someone with a serious fear of needles?

What is done for someone with a serious fear of needles?

Applied Tension: 3-5% of population estimated 2have a needle phobia - trypanophobia. It's poorly understood & prevents many from seeking medical/dental care. It's unlike other phobias: they generally cause heart rate & BP 2rise + feelings of panic. But trypanophobia causes heart rate & BP 2fall + fainting. Learn applied tension technique: http://bit. Ly/11imvmd try linical psychologist who's anxiety expert 4 help. ...Read more

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What if I need dialysis but I have a fear of needles?

What if I need dialysis but I have a fear of needles?

Dialysis and needles: There is a form of dialysis that is done without needles using a catheter in the belly. Also, I have had many patients who feared needles but were able to adapt to the necessary needle sticks of hemodialysis. It will take effort, but it is well worthwhile. ...Read more

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How can I get over fear of needles?

How can I get over fear of needles?

CBT: Systematic desensitization is a specific type of behavior therapy that is very helpful to individuals to overcome fears. It involves gradual exposure to the feared stimulus while teaching a person to be able to be able to acclimate to their own feelings of fear. Contact a licensed psychologist trained in cognitive behavioral therapy for this type of treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get over my fear of needles?

How do I get over my fear of needles?

Ind source: If you can remember what causes it then addressing the fear directly with help you get over it. Hypnosis can help. Efr (emotional freedom technique...Can easily find on the web) can also help. Homeopathic argentum nitricum can help before specific situations. Also using oragel on the arm 5 minutes before blood draws helps numb the area and that helps those who don't like pain. ...Read more

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How can I overcome a fear of needles?

Needle phobia: Try to expose your self to needles gradually, have a friend accompany to your next doctor's appointment when you have blood work. Ask your doctor to help with your anxiety as well. This is a learned fear that can be reduced significantly with gradual exposure. Best. ...Read more

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How can I get over bad fear of needles?

How can I get over bad fear of needles?

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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What do I do to get over my fear of needles?

What do I do to get over my fear of needles?

Manage any phobia: With relaxation training & cognitive behavioral therapy with gradual exposure. Learning to calm your body and your mind is the key. Find a mental health professional who treats anxiety/phobia. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation (www. Bcia. Org & www. Aapb. Org). ...Read more

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Is there anyway I get rid of my fear if needles?

CBT: Depending on if a particular event induced the fear (traumatic memory), cognitive-behavioral therapy can often help. You also need a patient Nurse/Dr with needle...can try cool spray or topical numbing to reduce discomfort and reinforce it being an OK experience. Smaller needles (higher gauge #s) hurt less (& length does not matter). ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get over my fear of needles?

Can I tell me how I can get over my fear of needles?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is a great way to get over various fears and phobias. You need a psychologist or other psychotherapist who's experienced with this, for best results. Sometimes hypnosis can be helpful too. You can find psychotherapists in your area via http://www. Psychologytoday. Com/ -- use the menu under "find a therapist" and put in your zip code. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause my intense fear of needles (shots)?

What could cause my intense fear of needles (shots)?

What's excessive?: Nobody likes shots. Phobias grow as avoidance of the feared event increases. Perhaps your fears have caused you to exaggerate the pain associated with shots. The fears can go away quickly. I treated a person with shot phobias who shortly after starting treatment was dx'd with diabetes. He had to start giving himself Insulin shots and lost his shot phobia in about one week. Quick cure! ...Read more

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What do I do to get over my fear of needles/injections?

CBT phobia therapy: A therapist experienced with treating phobias would be a good idea. It's like unlearning the fear and learning how to tolerate feelings associated with unrealistic threat. As this is a fairly common phobia, there are therapists who have really effective strategies. Good luck working with one of them! ...Read more

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Why can't I get over my fear of needles? It's soooo bad

Why can't I get over my fear of needles? It's soooo bad

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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Can you tell me how I could get over my fear of needles?

Can you tell me how I could get over my fear of needles?

Fear: Imagery works fairly well. Close your eyes & visualize yourself in wheelchair until you start getting tense, and here you open your eyes & reassure yourself you are ok & no wheelchair is around.
With drowning fear, same idea, except replace wheelchair with being in water swimming. ...Read more

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I have a fear of needles being near me. How do I overcome this?

I have a fear of needles being near me. How do I overcome this?

ATT & Exposure Tx: 3-5% of population estimated 2 have a needle phobia-"trypanophobia." it's poorly understood & prevents many from seeking medical/dental care. It's unlike other phobias: they generally cause heart rate & BP 2 rise + feelings of panic. But trypanophobia causes heart rate & BP 2 fall + fainting. Learn applied tension technique: http://bit. Ly/11imvmd a clinical psychologist doing exposure tx can help. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to get over the fear of needles?

Help please? What is the best way to get over the fear of needles?

There are a few: Techniques that can work fairly quickly. Cognitive behavioral therapy using progressive desensitization (learning to relax ; then imagining the phobic event from least to most anxiety provoking image while relaxed. I usually do this using hypnosis as a relaxation technique, but you can use other relaxation methods. Find a therapist ; you will be able to get relief fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get over my fear of needles/injections?

Can you tell me how I could get over my fear of needles/injections?

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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Fear of needles when getting blood taken. I have heard of a butterfly needle, people say its better. Is a normal needle or butterfly needle better?

Won't help: The only thing that will work is to face your fear boldly. The amount of pain you feel is not really a function of needle size. Any competent phlebotomist can work to put you at ease. Tell him/her. Talk with your physician about management of your fear, and perhaps seek out someone who can do talk / CBT -- success here is likely to carry over into other areas of your life where fear's bad. ...Read more

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How could I get rid of the fear of needles?

How could I get rid of the fear of needles?

There are a few: Techniques that can work fairly quickly. Cognitive behavioral therapy using progressive desensitization (learning to relax ; then imagining the phobic event from least to most anxiety provoking image while relaxed. I usually do this using hypnosis as a relaxation technique, but you can use other relaxation methods. Find a therapist ; you will be able to get relief fairly quickly. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my fear of needles?

How do I get rid of my fear of needles?

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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How can I overcome my intense fear of needles?

Difficulty to do: Phobias and fears are often misunderstood by others. I have fear of needles and heights. It is not rational! It is real, can be immobilizing and emotionally painful. Desensitization may take a long time and needs to be by someone skilled and cautious. Maybe having the patient assist in the puncture may help. This can be done. May need professional help. Don't force the issue however. ...Read more

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How do I get over my fear of needles and blood?

How do I get over my fear of needles and blood?

Needle phobia: Cognitive behavioral therapy can be very helpful in overcoming phobias -- including those about needles and blood. A psychologist, psychiatrist, or other therapist who does this work can assess your needs, and recommend a suitable approach to help you. There would be regular sessions and most likely also homework outside of sessions. ...Read more

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In what ways can you get rid of the fear of needles?

In what ways can you get rid of the fear of needles?

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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How do I overcome my intense fear of needles (shots)?

How do I overcome my intense fear of needles (shots)?

Phobia tx: Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy (imaginal exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, flooding, prolonged exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy) or hypnosis as possible options. Psychotropic medications are some times indicated as well. ...Read more

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Irrational fear of needles and shots- can a kid overcome it?

Irrational fear of needles and shots- can a kid overcome it?

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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Can you tell me how I could get over my fear of needles and blood?

Can you tell me how I could get over my fear of needles and blood?

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 was just wondering how can I get over my intense fear of needles?

I was just wondering how can I get over my intense fear of needles?

There are a few: Techniques that can work fairly quickly. Cognitive behavioral therapy using progressive desensitization (learning to relax ; then imagining the phobic event from least to most anxiety provoking image while relaxed. I usually do this using hypnosis as a relaxation technique, but you can use other relaxation methods. Find a therapist ; you will be able to get relief fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a dentist fear of needles. How can I get procedures done then?

Please help! I have a dentist fear of needles. How can I get procedures done then?

Dental fear: Many people have a fear of needles. First you need to find someone you can trust and it will take time. Check with friends to see which dentists give shots they can't feel and see if you are comfortable with them. There are offices that will sedate you completely. Others will prescribe something like valium or xanax (alprazolam) until your trust is there. Some use laughing gas, music, to help. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over fear of needles for blood sugar tests?

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What can I do to get over fear of needles for blood sugar tests?

Phobias: Phobias are treated by behavior modification thru graduated exposure, response prevention and desensitization. Consult a therapist to help u with details. ...Read more

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