a friend of mine used to yell really loud....lol....scared everybody but she said it kept her from feeling the pain....oh and if you do warn the person giving you the shot so they don't freak out.....makes me lol just thinking about her doing that
It is advisable for you to prepare yourself psychologically. Do not make a big deal out of the situation and try to think about something else. Try to look away when you go for the injection. You can get some more tips on http://www.wikihow.com/Overcome-a-Fear-of-Needles.
im 16 going on 17 and whenever i have to get a shot, i bring something with me or use my cloths or even someones hand, but i squeez really hard on something, so that way im thinking about squeexing that thing instead of the shot
Turn away and have them count to three. Listen to your iPod. Reward yourself afterward. Kids song ..c'mon sing... " just say ouch, say it now, just say ouch and it's over.." If you are tense and nervous it makes it hard to give and it will hurt. Relaxing really makes it painless and quick. Breathe, relax.
I believe that the needles that are used these days are much sharper than they use to be, so therefor do not hurt as much. Try clenching your fist tightly digging your nails in to create a diversion concentrating on that not the needle. Good luck, it will be over before you know it.
All you need to do is put your focus somewhere else. Think about any big events that are coming up, and you won't reallly feel the shot. Also, you can pinch yourself in the arm or anywhere and the shot won't hurt a lot because your brain is focusing on the new pain. ( the place where you pinched yourself) plus, you may want to take a persons hand or SOMTHING else and squeeze it HARD! If none of these work for you, then, make up SOMTHING yourself that may work or, get through the shot. Remember, the pain from the shot lasts only about a Minute and the shot is here to help you. If it helps, think of all those past times when you got your ears PEIRCED, broke a bone etc you will probably realize that those things hurt way More than a shot would. Hope I helped! :)
Don't join the Army! I got shots in both arms, at the same time, and then I had to say, "Thank you, mam" to both nurses! Your fear is normal and understandable. Maybe you could look at it this way. The shot itself only lasts for a few seconds and everyone walks away perfectly okay. Is it worth worrying about for hours? Go have some fun on YouTube, or FB or Angry Birds. There's just too much other fun you could be having right now. That's what I say to myself. I am glad that your problem will be over so soon. Hang in there!