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    Got back from the clinic, good news and bad news

    The good news is that I probably don't have hyperthyroidism, but most likely stress.

    The bad news is that he isn't sure if it's either, as he's never seen anything like this, and he's giving me a blood test on Monday

    I'm soooo afraid of needles, scared out of my mind!!! I almost started crying when he said it. And now I'm bouncing off the walls, I can't stop clapping my hands or jumping up and down, or turning in circles because I'm so anxious! He needs to put the needle in that part of your arm under your elbow...Where those veins stick out...I can see them....They are right there...And a needle will be going in one on monday....a couple days...I'm going out of my mind!!!

    I'm going to buy some emnella (sp??)...I'm going to see if he will stik the needle in my back instead..I have so much pain in there already that it won't bother me...But I don't think he'll say yes...Only because I already asked him if he would give me laughing gas or any other drug so I'm dillusional and he said no I also asked him if he had anything that would make me faint, but apparently he doesn't, so I'm going to rely on the needle to make me faint...

    Please pray that I faint, I don't want to be awake for that! I know I'm a big baby, but I just hate needles, and I hate to see blood...
    I've been BOO'd!

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    I did too....until I found the glorious power of what an IV can do when you're in extreme pain.

    I have to have my blood tested every six months and while its not the most fun thing in the world, its not that bad. I used to be terrified of even setting foot in a doctors office...

    He most likely wont do it himself. My advice to you is to drink a ton of water, it makes your viens come out more, so its easier and MUCH faster for them to hurry up and get the blood.

    Tell the nurse that does the draw that you are afraid. They are used to people being scared and will talk you through it. I find comfort in talking until its done, with my eyes closed.

    You'll be OK, I promise. When its over, you'll be all done and you'll wonder why you were so scared. Trust me...I've been there.
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    Wolfsoul,

    Good luck! Maybe him finding out exactly what is causing your hair loss is worth a little pain. I know that's not much of a consolation. Did you ask him about Halopecia??

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    Thanks for your replies


    Did you ask him about Halopecia??
    No, I've never heard of that

    He did tell me something odd, he said that if the test came up negative he would send me to either a neurologist or a dermotologist (my mom heard dermo, I heard neuro lol, we weren't exactly listening, I was still coming over the shock of hearing about the needle). So I'm not exactly sure why, or whatever...
    I've been BOO'd!

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    Don't you have anyone who can go with you??? A second person can be a great comfort. I don't have blood taken that often but when I do I take a real big breath in just before the needle goes in and exhale while the blood is being taken. That way I concentrate on my breathing and not what's going on. Be strong because if this blood test can reveal what's happening then you will be so relieved. Good luck and I'll be watching on Monday for an update.
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    ohhh Jordan be brave! I know it sucks but it'll be over in no time. And it's definately worth it to do something now than later. Think about your dear sweet fur babies instead of the needle when you're waiting for them to do it.

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    Don't you have anyone who can go with you???
    I'm going to ask one of my friends My mom refuses to go with me after what happened last time I screamed and cried, and uggh..
    I've been BOO'd!

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    Good! I was hoping you wouldn't be alone - you need someone there for support. Sorry I can't be there for you.
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    I know this is way different, but i just got my hep B shot at school 2 weeks ago. All you have to do when your getting the needle is breathe and count down from 10. If you can't, just think of your pets, it will take your mind off the needle.

    I don't think that was a big help, but oh well lol.


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    I used to be TERRIFIED of needles, but we travel a lot and thus have to get travel shots, so I kind of got used to them. Don't worry, they don't hurt. Just a little prick and that's it! I'm sure a pet bite or scratch hurts WAY more. Be brave! Its nothing to fear! I had one a few months ago and I just closed my eyes, and it was over in a flash! Then my mom kept asking me what the big deal was (since I made a huge fuss before going) and all I could do was this........ LOL

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    Ouchies. Feel better. I had to get 2 shots yesterday. And I got my blood test last week, it didn't hurt that much. I was terrified too, but the lady just told me to look at the poster of a wolf that was hanging up. It's not really that bad whenI think about it, but I always get scared despite that.

    Best of luck!!

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    Thanks for all your replies I'm not feeling as bad about the needle now. I'm going to get my friend to give me a massage while it's done, lol. That may help.

    I'll let you all know how it goes! Thanks again!
    I've been BOO'd!

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    Don't you go trying to faint now. Needles aren't so bad! I give myself 3-4 shots a day.

    When I get a blood test, I get woozy if I watch them, so I just look the opposite direction, focus on an object, and put my mind in another place. It works really well.

    Good luck with your test and try not to let it stress you out too much.
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    Just wanted to reiterate Noah'sMoms comment about the water. It helps me a lot.

    Good luck! It will be such a relief to you to have this behind you and know what's causing these problems. {{{hugs}}}
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    When the doctor gives you a blood test,don't think about what's happening,and itll be over before you know it.Like Aly said,dont look at the needle.
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