Hello, my name is Nina and I live in New South Wales. Ever since I was a little kid, I have always been afraid of hospitals. Just the thought of needles and blood makes me feel faint. I also used to worry that I would catch some strange disease in the waiting room. Because of this, for many years, I avoiding going to see a doctor. One day last year, I developed a pain in my stomach that wouldn't go away. My husband booked me an appointment at the health clinic and insisted I go. When I got there, I was pleasantly surprised; the waiting room was clean, the staff were nice and the doctor quickly had me tested for a range of things. I am now on medication and I am feeling much better. I hope you enjoy my blog.
When you have a headache, you don't mention if you have any nausea or vomiting? This is another common sign of a migraine and this can really cause your headaches to stop you functioning completely. If the headaches are stopping you from working or beginning to disrupt your life, talking to the doctor could also help you to find some effective medication that you could use. Ordinary, over-the-counter medicines can be quite ineffective against very severe migraines and your doctor may be able to prescribe something to cut short your attacks. He or she may also put you in touch with a practioner of complementary medicine, as hypnosis and acupuncture can often help reduce migraine headaches.
Hate them all you might, injections are largely unavoidable. Most commonly, injections are used to vaccinate patients, and without such vaccinations, one may contract many deadly diseases. Many other important medical procedures, like diabetes treatments, blood tests, anesthetics, and dental treatments, also involve injections. This makes overcoming one’s trypanophobia—that is, one’s fear of needles—very important because all too often there are no alternatives. Around one in ten people suffer from fear of injections or needles, so you are not alone.