serialmom12 asked in HealthMental Health · 6 months ago

Will taking propranolol stop me from having a panic attack if I have to go for a blood test?

I’m severely phobic of needles and always end up freaking out. Valium, Xanax or Ativan don’t help much, even if I take enough to almost be in a coma.

I always refuse any blood tests unless it’s mandatory for surgery.

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  • 6 months ago

    You can practice mind over matter (combined with your sedatives). If the nurse is going to work on your right arm, you focus on your left hand. You take your left thumbnail and dig it into your left forefinger. Feel that pain and focus on it and concentrate on it. It will short circuit what is happening on your other arm.

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