Poked By Needles

Trypanophobia? Have you ever heard of it? Do you know what it is? It is a fear of needles or injections. Have you ever met anyone with this type of fear? I may or may not know someone with this fear. No, it is not me, but it is someone I know very well. Before I met this individual, I could never understand this fear. I have never struggled with it. Needles, no matter what size they are, do not frighten me. That doesn’t mean I enjoy being poked by needles. It just means I do not like being poked by sharp, pointy objects that are trying to remove blood from my body.

Over the past 5 months, I have no idea how many times I have been poked by a needle. Way too many times to count. Beginning this week, my numbers will increase as I am now going to be receiving Vitamin C IV treatments. The increase in frequency of treatments isn’t because of any concerns with my health, rather, we have seen some positive results with this treatment, and want to continue to build upon this momentum. To learn more about Vitamin C IV treatments check out this video.

Today wasn’t a good day for IV’s. For whatever reason, my veins did not want to cooperate. They didn’t seem to want to be poked. Every time the nurse tried to start the IV, My veins would collapse or bulge. It took 5 times before the IV was working properly. If you have ever experienced this before, you know how painful this can be. Thankfully this didn’t last too long. After making some small adjustments, everything worked out, and I was able to finish the IV. After today’s experience, I am hoping tomorrow is a better day.

Do you have any phobias?

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