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ISN New Topic: Needle Phobia

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#1 Joelf


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:21 PM

Needle Phobia.


About 10% of people have a needle phobia, but there's no more need to suffer from the devastating effects of this disorder. ISN. Posted 07/05/13.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:43 PM

What an excellent, in depth page! Well done Jo!


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:02 AM

My husband has needle phobia. He passed out when his dog got a shot. Seriously.


Thanks for using my art work on the page!



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:30 PM

Hi Janet,


All of your art work is delightful so it is always our pleasure to use it. :thank-you:


And in this case, we had to use something that was not specific to needles, because some people can react even to photos of their phobia, which is very understandable.


It sounds like your husband is having the fainting reflex (vasovagal). Whenever possible, he simply needs to avoid watching when other people (or animals) are getting shots. If it is unavoidable, he needs to sit down or preferably lay down before either he or anyone else gets a shot.  He won't be able to talk himself out of it; it is simply a physical reaction.



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