(Closed) Acting like a baby over a shot!

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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5554 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I didn’t hardly feel it. DH is like this, he WON’T get a shot, but my dad is immunocompromised and so DH has been told if he wants to go deer hunting with my dad (something DH is SUPER stoked about) he has to go get the shot. It is amazing what a little motivation can do! I think people get way more psyched out about shots than the actual pain of the shot, the mental part is the worst! I’m a nursing student, so around needles a lot, but it is so funny to watch some of the other nusing students who are totally fine digging in someone else’s are to stick an IV or give a beastly IM shot, but nearly fainted when they had to get the TB skin test with the tiniest little needle ever. 

Post # 4
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915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Just make sure you breathe through it. It might be sore afterwards, but rub the spot after they give you the shot and it should make it a bit easier. Take some advil before you go, as well. 

I’m one of those crazy people who prefers shots to taking pills, I’m always begging the doctor to just give me a shot when I’m sick so I can go ahead and get better, so I may not be the best person to give advice here. 🙂

I’m going to get a flu shot this weekend too though! 

Post # 5
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

been getting flu shots for years…..mine was in my upper arm near the shoulder.  The shot didn’t really hurt, it’s just a shot (but then I watch them draw blood…go figure).  Better than getting the flu or worse.  My arm was sore for a few days.

Not as uncomfortable as a mammogram, and I’ve had 25 of those!!! 

Better safe than sorrry!

 

Post # 6
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5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@sugarcube:  This was actually the first year I’ve gotten the flu shot and then not felt under the weather for a few days afterward!  It was a very pleasant change of pace.  I’m the biggest wimp when it comes to shots, too.  You’ll be fine.

Post # 10
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431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@sugarcube:  I got it. Didn’t feel the poke at all, but my arm was really sore. 

It really isn’t anything to be scared of. It’s not painful and literally is done in 2.2 seconds.

Post # 12
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748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just got a flu shot on Tuesday because I’m pregnant and it’s highly recommended for me. I had not had one in years before that though (and never got the flu during that time either). Anyway, with the amount of blood draws I’ve already had in this pregnancy, I didn’t think it hurt too bad and I tend to be kind of wimpy when it comes to needles! 😛 It was just a little sting and my arm hurt for a little bit the day after. Now it’s totally back to normal. 🙂

Post # 14
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873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I normally don’t get flu shots but will be doing a lot of international travel this winter, so I got one.  And I’ll tell you, it was totally painless, unlike the one 2-3 years ago that made me cry.  Really, not so bad!  Just remember to completely relax your arm.

Post # 15
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170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I got one and it didn’t hurt too bad. Don’t tense up your muscles and you shouldn’t feel too much. It only takes a second 🙂

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