Hello all! I am newly diagnosed as being hyperthyroid with antibody test this coming Monday.
Since 2008 I have had a rough time having blood drawn. It started with a routine blood test that year. I have never been queasy at the sight of blood or had a fear of needles. Anyway, something happened when she took the needle out of my arm and within an hour it had swollen to twice the size and started to bruise really extensively (it was dark blue for weeks). To this I had a vaso vagal seizure, which was terrifying. I had another big one last year, when I was taken to A&E for bleeding during pregnancy and she insisted on taking 6 vials of blood.
I avoid having blood tests at all costs but obviously now it is inevitable, or is there an alternative? I read about saliva tests being quite accurate, I think that was Dr Peatfield. It would be interesting to know if anyone else also has problems with having blood drawn.