I am petrified of shots! 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. pleasant valley Says:

    Wow, you can take a needle twice as long and thick but a thin needle used to benefit your health your afraid of? Well i suggest you think positive that in3sec. it will be all over. also they aren’t given unless absolutely necessary. key word necessary….So you have to tell your self that necessary.if you know ahead of time get a can of dermaplast. or bactine.these are used to treat cuts etc. there is a numbing agent in there that will help.get these at any walmart. otherwise count to 3. really isn’t bad. all in your head. hope this helps.

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