I’m petrified of shots! Please help!?

I am 17 years old and I've been petrified of shots my entire life. Anytime I hear that I even MIGHT need to get a shot, a buckle down on my knees and start crying. I start breathing really fast and even get dizzy sometimes. I'm not scared of like sewing needles, or sharp objects, I've gotten my ears and bellybutton pierced too. It's just shots that I'm afraid of. I'm not scared of the 'pain' because I know that they don't even hurt that bad. I don't know what I'm scared of! I've tried everything from relaxation techniques to positive reinforcement to not looking, nothing seems to work. It has gotten so extreme that even my doctor dreads telling me I need a shot. I'm 17 years old, I need to figure out what to do! Please help me

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  1. Toady Says:

    Well… I think you have some sorts of phobia with shots right? I think you should go to a psychologist or someone like that and tey can help you to get rid of your phobia step by step

  2. Ralfcoder Says:

    Take meds orally if possible. And if it’s that much of a problem, go to a therapist for desensitivation therapy.

  3. kevin latorre Says:

    i think your afraid of having something put in you like vaccines…
    i think the best course of action is to see a psychologist

  4. CoCkRoAcH Says:

    that’s exactly how i am, i one time throw up in the doctors office i got so nausea from just seeing the shot before it was even in me, i always bring a friend or my mom or fiance to hold my hand just so i feel a lil bit better, i mean i know i have to get a shot, but i still freak out..idk..lol

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