I'm EXTREMELY afraid of needles (I'm 13 and I was crying in the office when I heard I have to get blood drawn.) And I have to get blood drawn today. I'm afraid I'll jerk away when they are taking blood and will burst a vein or something. Please please help. I don't know what to do.
Most Helpful Guy
I am in no way a fan of needles either , not so much afraid ; just don't like them nor the feel. With that being said , you can't change how they feel or the sting of being stuck. But you can to a degree fool the brain. If you close your eyes before they begin and honestly concentrate on something else , the experience will not be as bad as you are concentrating on the needle.1
Most Helpful Girl
Stay calm and look away.1