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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 not. 
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.

Resources Mentioned: 

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 Depression.

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 of Needles from Verywell Mind
Veinlight demonstration video of how to use the vein illumination product.

Red Cross video on tips to handle your fear of needles.

How to Cope When You're Scared of Needles by Christie Ferrari. In about three minutes she really does give functional things you can do you deal with needle phobia.


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