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If someone you know is afraid of needles

sjerin
last month

Dd was able to finally get her c shots here by going through a drive-through, numbing her arm skin a bit and having her sister's dog on her lap. I was so relieved it all worked well. She had thought long and hard about the situation and what she could do to manage it. I saw on the post that went away that some peoples' reasoning for refusing a shot was fear, so I thought I'd mention what worked for her. If you have a friend or relative in this situation, (and yes, fear of needles is intense for a lot of people,) you might ask him/her/them to think about things they could do to make it easier. I also suggest asking the giver to go as low on the muscle as possible to avoid deep shoulder pain that can last for some time. The second one was definitely easier than the first for her!

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