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(Original post by eric bischoff)
:eek: save me

do you get the choice whether you wanna go home
It wasn't that bad - it was admittedly the most painful vaccination I've ever had but compared to being pricked for blood samples it was a doddle.

If you're really worried ask if you can have it done at your GPs and not in school.
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no! do you? lucky penguin. still need that pic, do we have an estimated date now?
im still trying
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needles can suck I had a blood test and the needle got stuck so he had to yank it. result a blue bump bigger than a golf ball on my arm and I could only wear short sleeves for 6 weeks it looked as if I was a druggie. Hasnt scarred tho which surprised me cos it was really nasty.
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It doesn't hurt unless you get a nasty nurse who can't actually inject and she starts digging about inside your arm with the needle :mad:
Seriously though don't be scared, the best bit is laughing at all the so called "hard" guys who faint at the sight of needles.
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(Original post by viviki)
needles can suck I had a blood test and the needle got stuck so he had to yank it. result a blue bump bigger than a golf ball on my arm and I could only wear short sleeves for 6 weeks it looked as if I was a druggie. Hasnt scarred tho which surprised me cos it was really nasty.
i feel sick :eek:
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It doesn't hurt unless you get a nasty nurse who can't actually inject and she starts digging about inside your arm with the needle :mad:
Seriously though don't be scared, the best bit is laughing at all the so called "hard" guys who faint at the sight of needles.
a nasty nurse :eek:

that is rather funny though when they faint
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(Original post by eric bischoff)
a nasty nurse :eek:

that is rather funny though when they faint
I reccomend you compliment the nurse. HEHE - it might cheer her up.

I remember the day.... The so called "hardest boy in school" started crying and fainted cos he was a pussy. HEHEHEHE
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To be totally honest... it was horrible. But my friends said it wasn't bad so it might just be me. I don't mind needles but it felt as if something was sucking my arm inside and it felt like the pressure was increasing. I found it painful and a very long 30 seconds, but its me so thats to be expected!
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I reccomend you compliment the nurse. HEHE - it might cheer her up.

I remember the day.... The so called "hardest boy in school" started crying and fainted cos he was a pussy. HEHEHEHE
haha that is a sight I would have love to have seen.
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I remember the day.... The so called "hardest boy in school" started crying and fainted cos he was a pussy. HEHEHEHE
That happened at my friend's school... he was a really prat, so she put it in the school newspaper
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(Original post by Ramaya)
To be totally honest... it was horrible. But my friends said it wasn't bad so it might just be me. I don't mind needles but it felt as if something was sucking my arm inside and it felt like the pressure was increasing. I found it painful and a very long 30 seconds, but its me so thats to be expected!
they keep it in you for 30 seconds?
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(Original post by eric bischoff)
they keep it in you for 30 seconds?
Yep, they have to inject all the liquid into you and prevent it coming back out i suppose. It was definatly 30 seconds at least. Well mine was. you might be lucky!
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(Original post by Ramaya)
Yep, they have to inject all the liquid into you and prevent it coming back out i suppose. It was definatly 30 seconds at least. Well mine was. you might be lucky!
mine was abt 5 :confused:
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(Original post by eric bischoff)
they keep it in you for 30 seconds?
Yes, it's a subcutaneous (or something, J will no doubt tell me I'm wrong) injection and they have to get all the fluid in - if they injected it quickly it would probably all come spurting right out again.

To be honest, it wasn't the most pleasant experience of my life. And I do still have a fairly large scar from it - my sis had it 3 years later and her scar is already smaller than mine. It varies in how it heals from person to person. But everyone goes through it, so it's not something to get too worked up over.
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mine was abt 5 :confused:
Yeh, the needle was in and out before i knew it...and it didn't hurt at all...but some people did find it hurt....depends on the person i suppose.

The problem with mine was it was ok until i accidently brushed against it and then it burst!!!! eeeeew!!

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mine was abt 5 :confused:
Lucky! I remember at first (5 secs or so) i thought this is no problem, then i felt my arm in agony and hoped it would end. I still have a reddish circular mark from it, which at the time was huge.
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Just think tho -
Vaccine - 10-30seconds of annoying needles - few days/weeks of mild annoyance in arm
TB - Fricking nasty disease.
I know which i'd choose.
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(Original post by Daveo)
Just think tho -
Vaccine - 10-30seconds of annoying needles - few days/weeks of mild annoyance in arm
TB - Fricking nasty disease.
I know which i'd choose.
Apparently though...the BCG isn't really that effective at protecting against you contracting TB...that's according to my bio teacher...but i feel safer with it than without!!!

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(Original post by Daveo)
Just think tho -
Vaccine - 10-30seconds of annoying needles - few days/weeks of mild annoyance in arm
TB - Fricking nasty disease.
I know which i'd choose.
me to good old tb
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Just think tho -
Vaccine - 10-30seconds of annoying needles - few days/weeks of mild annoyance in arm
TB - Fricking nasty disease.
I know which i'd choose.
Good point - its worth going through with it to prevent getting the diseases.
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