Hate injections? Holding your breath can make the pain of jabs more bearable.trypanophobia needle phobia
Posted 12 June 2015 - 05:48 AM
Study found holding breath reduced pain more than slow breathing, but breath has to be held in anticipation of pain, not after pain is felt. Mail Online, 05/14/2015. (Also see Needle Phobia (Trypanophobia))
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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:18 PM
I held my breath (not knowingly) the last time I had my blood test and the blood just wouldn't flow!! I was told by the nurse to keep breathing and still not a drop of blood! She then removed the needle and tried again and told me to breath normally. Success! Whether this was a badly positioned needle or you just have to breath.......who knows!!!