Dec 22, 2020
This is a quick episode on needle phobia. I don't give as much
wiggle room as I normally do. Your health is a stake.
If you have dental pain and need treatment that you refuse to
do, that is painful. On many levels. Having needle phobia that is
stronger than tooth pain is serious. It affect not just your mouth
but other body systems as well.
If you need diagnostic testing but you won't do it then you
are making yourself sicker. Because at some point, you are going to
have a needle in your arm and you will have no say about it. That
might be a tad too late.
In no way I'm I suggesting this is easy. Nope. It is
I am saying that being pain free and physical symptom free is
so much better.
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or
text “START” to 741-741.
Alyssia from Mind Over Munch does a great job of explaining healthy
anti-anxiety foods that support the brain and body. The episode is
called Best Foods for Anxiety and
Jerry Emanuelson's The Needle Phobia Page
is just that; a
one page resource about needle phobia, and some of the things that
you can do to deal with it.
Overcoming Trypanophobia or the Fear
from Verywell Mind
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