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Do shots make you nervous? You're not alone. Lots of people dread them because they have a very real fear of needles. So next time your doc asks you to roll up your sleeve, try these tips:
Sometimes people feel lightheaded or faint after getting a shot. If you feel funny, sit down and rest for 15 minutes.
Don't hesitate to tell the doctor or nurse that you're nervous before getting the shot. Medical professionals are used to people who fear shots and they'll be able to help you relax.
Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD
Date reviewed: January 2010
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses and treatment, consult your doctor.
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