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Hate injections? Holding your breath can make the pain of jabs more bearable.

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Hate injections? Holding your breath can make the pain of jabs more bearable.

 

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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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!!!!

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