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The painless needle coming to a doctor near you

This is awesome for people who are afraid of the pain of a needle, who me ? No way. :)

Do shots or needles bother you ?
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Uch, I hate needles! If there was a painless needle that could withdraw blood, I would happily donate all the time. As it is, I am much too scared to go donate blood even though I know it helps save lives :(
 
And once we develop this, we'll find that many people are still afraid of needles and it has nothing to do with the pain.. but I guess it's a start. ;)
 
I hate needles and IVs. It's not about the pain. I don't like the idea of it moving around in my vein.

I once passed out from watching an iv be removed.
 
Needles don't bother me, I just don't watch due to the subconscious urge to flinch to avoid getting poked with something sharp.
 
I actually like needles.

And no, I'm not a drug addict or anything lol.

I don't even know why I like them.
 
+jamie butcher But this is a society obsessed with instant gratification. 'What no pain now and cancer later? Where do I sign up!' would likely be a common sentiment in the less than intellectually inclined? OF course, you could always train your techs better. I rarely if ever have complaints about pain from my sticks.
 
+Brian Johnson If it's moving around in your vein, that's a problem. That's why the catheter is supposed to be secured after the needle is removed!
 
+Nello Jennings I don't know about that. I've never had an IV myself. I passed out imagining what it felt like, while watching it be removed from someone else.
 
+jamie butcher Umm, no.

Vaccines are the single greatest advance of modern medicine. They have saved more lives then anything else (polio, smallpox, etc..). Period, end of story.
 
Come on guys - no personal attacks. That doesn't do any good.
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+Brian Johnson I pass out too, as do my daughter and my brother. It is because we are what is called blood-injury phobics. I can't handle blood, gore or the thought of anything cutting or piercing the flesh.
I once passed out in the cinema, many years ago when watching The Exorcist; it wasn't the horror stuff, that doesn't tend to bother me, it was right near the beginning of the film, when the girl had behaved slightly oddly and was in a hospital for tests. She was lying down, there was some tube attached to her, which is what made me very edgy, and a machine going chugga chugga... this medical scene made me panic and I got overwhelmed with adrenaline, due to my phobia, and passed out. I didn't see the rest of the film
 
+Ceri Oldam with me it's more the needle inside me, blood doesn't bother me.

I cut off my fingertip and was fine handling it.
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+Brian Johnson We are freaked by needles in us too or the thought of anything like that. It doesn't have to include blood to make us feel faint
My daughter passed out at the doctor's because of a needle. I'm as likely to pass out with something being injected in as with blood being taken out. I have to warn them not to talk about what they are doing and that there is a slight risk I'll pass out.
My brother once passed out in the cinema too, in the 60s, at the film Zulu. It was the spears going into people that did it
 
+Brian Johnson , No worries! Just as an FYI, if the actual needle remained inside the IV, It would occlude the flow and no medication would be able to be given, etc. It's the way they're designed.
 
Yes, +jamie butcher, it is predictable that people will stand up for facts against your illiterate rantings. Why should anyone pretend to disbelieve the truth? You seriously need to repeat third grade; your sentences are virtually indecipherable. Your readiness to play the Hitler card says all that needs to be said about your debating skills.
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+Silver Suurvarik, if you want them to hurt because of people addicted to illegal drugs, I doubt these needles or the local anaesthetic they require in them, will be readily available for that purpose and junkies aren't likely to pay for that or care much about it either. For everyone else, it's a good idea. I've never had much pain from a needle, just a slight, initial one, so wouldn't require these fancy, more expensive ones for blood tests or such, but there must be some places that are agonising to have a needle pierce in, so they would be good for those
 
Or everyone could just man up and get regular needles. Spend the money wasted on this on something useful... Like cancer research.
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