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View Poll Results: How many of you like needles or shots?
Needles or shots don't bother me. 27 57.45%
I hate needle or shots. 20 42.55%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-02-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Hi, I know a person that is grown man that when he seen a needle he would pass out. I have to have blood drawn every week for the rest of my life because I'm on blood thinner. Do you like needles?
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:37 PM
 
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I can't say that I LIKE needles, but being a type one diabetic since the age of three, I use them on a daily basis. I don't like them, but I do what I have to do to stay healthy!
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:26 AM
 
Location: in a house
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What about administering the injections? I am told my injections are virtually painless .
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Old 07-03-2007, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Manchester, NH
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i dont really like getting shots but i dont hate them either. i used to have to get a shot every 3 months and i would just look away & it would be done in 2 seconds.
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:59 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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I am an EMT-I, so I am trained to draw blood and start IV's. I had a lot of people practice on me in class - it just doesn't phase me! I have to admit though, I don't like sticking people!
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Wellsburg, WV
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I don't care for them but I can deal with them. I am a type II on an insulin pump. I have to stick myself every day. Liz
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Old 07-04-2007, 03:58 AM
 
Location: In the Redwoods
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I don't like shots, but I'm not squeamish about them either... I have a lot of tattoos & piercings, so I've actually chosen to be stuck with needles! But it really depends on the type of shot, since they're all different - WORST are the cortisone & Novocaine, in my personal opinion.
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Old 07-04-2007, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I think "like" is going a bit far but I have no problems with shots and needles. It's over so quickly, it hardly matters.
I have had some injections direct into my joints and that is quite painful but it doesn't last long either. The worst I have had have been arterial blood taking which hurt like hell ,but still a pretty short discomfort. I actually found it fascinating watching the blood being pumped up when I donated blood ! ( I can no longer do it due to ill health)
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Old 07-04-2007, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I don't care for it, when I was a child, I would RUN from people trying to give me a shot, I fainted once.

The last time I went to give blood, they weren't able to get any out of my arm...I had just woke up and not had anything to drink that morning, evidently I dehydrate easily and my blood gets so thick you can't get it out with a needle.

The moral of the story...right before you go in for a blood test, drink alot of water.
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:48 AM
 
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I can't stand needles. When my Dad was going through chemo, however, he had to get his blood drawn frequently and I had to go with him. Slowly but surly, I got used to it. I also worked at a phramacy mixing IV drugs for patients. Even after all that, I still can't stand the sight when I'm the "victim". At least I can handle it if the needle is for someone else!
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