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  • Why do I faint?
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  • Does fainting mean that I'm afraid of needles?
  • Why do I feel dizzy when I get a needle?

"Muscle tension: A technique to help prevent fainting during needles

Muscle tension: alternating between tensing and releasing muscle(s) in the body (e.g., arms, legs, stomach).

Muscle tension increases your blood pressure prior to and during the needle. When the needle is presented, your blood pressure does not drop to a low level, preventing you from fainting." - Muscle Tension Resource - Strategy for Needle Related Fainting


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