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Member Since 25 Dec 2012
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#858549 Medical Phobias- Face Your Fears

Posted by on 14 March 2013 - 11:36 AM

1) Needles (Belonephobia):

 I use LabCorp for bloodwork and never see the same person twice. Went today and it was more than a misquito bite pain. I used deep diaphragmatic breathing to beat this phobia.


2) Doctor's Office ( Iatrophobia):

Called white coat syndrome. Especially with  a new doctor. Higher blood pressure than normal? You get 140/70 and your labeled hypertensive.

I take my Bp daily and  show my results to the Dr. He quickly retracts his opinion. It's stranger to stranger warfare( even after a year) with some of these people.


3) Blood (Hemophobia): Not to much of a problem if in a vial. 


4) Anesthesia (Trypanophobia):  The risk is extremely low. At 67yo, went under for recent colonoscopy and endoscopy (Dec, 2012).  I'm still here. :)


The US Dept of Health & Human Services says men are 24% less likely than women are to see a doctor. Score one point for the ladies.

 Avoiding doctors will hurt your health today and in the future. 


What's your biggest  medical phobia?  Mine is needles(1).

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#853525 I'm New To Being Gluten Free

Posted by on 12 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

I like old country and classical.
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#848510 Alcohol

Posted by on 14 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

Alcohol makes me so sick.

My sister is a Heidi too. Glad to meet you.
I gave up alcohol 5 years ago when I developed AR/GERD. Alcohol should be avoided. Don't miss it either. Have a GI doc check this out.

Hope you feel better soon.
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