Has anybody had this? My doctor is trying to push it on me and I recently found out that I start to faint when I get poked with a needle, just lovely. I don't actually faint, because every time it's happened somebody has been there to guide me through the situation ... as in told me to put my head down to my knees, got me ice or a cold towel and water. Is anyone else with me on this? It's one of the worst feelings I've ever felt. It happened to me yesterday when I got bloodwork I was dripping in a cold sweat, my arms got tingly and everything started fading away. I'm still stressing about it.
I really don't want the vaccine because I don't want to almost faint again. I'm not really into getting vaccines, but I am not against it either. I guess it's a good idea if it helps prevent cancer. I just don't want to feel that way again.
It seems like it's random with me, I got the almost fainting thing yesterday and the last time I got my ear pierced, but other times I've got piercings and vaccines and have been fine. I don't understand.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks to prevent this *almost* fainting? I know what to do once it starts happening, I just wish I could find a way to prevent it from happening at all.
What are your thoughts on the vaccine?
I'm not quite sure if I should be posting this in the hypochondria section, but having health anxiety has lead me to go through all of this, doctors appointments, tests and blood work even though I'm terrified of all of those things and have a bit of a blood/vein phobia, and I think anxiety contributes a lot to my almost fainting.