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i have to tell someone

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 9, 2007
  • 11:38 PM

today is different from every other day of my life. after decades of violent avoidance, (i would not hesitate to scream, kick, bite and of course run), i got a blood test. im pleased that i actually did it. i was wondering if anyone has any advice on dealing with my fear. i dont like being able to see my veins, touching my veins, and im uncomfortable when theyre exposed, like if my hand were resting palm up. i feel ridiculous that hours later i still have a traumatized look on my face, and i still havnt been able to straighten my arm, i dont know how im gonna get that bandaid off. eh, yay, ahh

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  • Nope, it sounds like a common or garden phobia to me.People have all sorts of phobias and not many of them rational - it's just a response that's become overly exagerrated and therefore can be very life disrupting and problematic.Cognitive behavioural therapy could help this enormously - it's got a great success rate with many anxiety-related disorders (such as social phobia, OCD, agorophobia....)Good luck!
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    • February 12, 2007
    • 07:07 PM
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