anonymous asked:

I have an intense fear of needles, so bad I’ll have a panic attack just sitting in the waiting room, but I want to start T. I know there are alternative forms of TAKING T but that I’ll still need to get blood work done regularly. How can I get around this or work through it?

Lee says:

When I get my blood work done, I bring my noise cancelling headphones and listen to my favorite music, I bring my mom in with me to hold my hand, and I keep a fidget thing or putty or stress ball in my other hand. And I also look away!

I’ve heard some people try EDMR to get over needle phobias. You could also try getting a therapist to discuss coping skills you can use when you have a panic attack.

Followers, how do you deal with getting blood work done?


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