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----- ♥Love♥ 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 10948 posts
Jun 28th '15

     

Tσѕнιε 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Derp, WV, United States 10690 posts
Jun 28th '15

IV's don't bother me anymore. After having a blood gas done, IV is a walk in the park. Lol.  Those things hurt so bad. 

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Jun 28th '15

Quoting ♥Love♥ {33 weeks}:
In your opinion is getting an iv access site painful? I had one put in last night and omfg it felt like the nurse was digging a knife into my hand. Felt like a knife was stuck in my hand when it was in then felt like she twisted a knife in my hand when it was removed Angry I have a lower pain tolerance in general but this was odd. Is this typical? Does the pain depend on the nurse doing it?

Or am I just the biggest wimp ever? Embarassed 
edit: poll fail 




I'm bad with needles it always hurts at least a little bit for me... but the pain level does depend on..
A: The nurse doing it
B: how big of a needle she's using/how fast they want the fluids in you


Also I've found that my right arm usually hurts a bit less than my left arm. I am not sure why. 

○Dory○ 1 child; United States 8169 posts
Jun 28th '15

Generally it's no more painful than having blood drawn. What you described has happened to me though.  When I told the nurse she said the needle was probably pinching a nerve. That shit hurts.

Mommyto1girl&3boys 4 kids; United States 1055 posts
Jun 28th '15

Hands do hurt worse but no I don't think an IV hurts. It's uncomfortable for the second but then again pain is subjective and everyone perceives it differently. 

♥Love♥ 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 10948 posts
Jun 28th '15

Quoting USSmith85:

I'm bad with needles it always hurts at least a little bit for me... but the pain level does depend on..
A: The nurse doing it
B: how big of a needle she's using/how fast they want the fluids in you


Also I've found that my right arm usually hurts a bit less than my left arm. I am not sure why. 


She said she used a big needle. She used the line to draw blood. She said they needed a big needle because in an emergency they might need to use the iv site during a csection or to transfusion blood. 

Drew90 Due December 28; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7424 posts
Jun 28th '15

Depends on who's doing it and what your veins are like. I had one last year that hurt really bad because I was very dehydrated and the nurse had to go really slow putting it in so she didn't miss the vein and was using the smallest needle they have for IVs

♥Love♥ 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 10948 posts
Jun 28th '15

Quoting ○Dory○:
Generally it's no more painful than having blood drawn. What you described has happened to me though.  When I told the nurse she said the needle was probably pinching a nerve. That shit hurts.


Oh that makes sense. Having blood drawn is no big deal to me which is one of the reasons I was suprised but I usually request a butterfly needle for that. And I have no fear of needles/blood. Just fear of pain lol

Mummy-2-3-Monsters 3 kids; Seven Hills, Australia 15734 posts
Jun 28th '15

Can't get them in my hands for some reasin.. but in my wrist it does sting. Doesn't hurt though. I make a big fuss when getting it though because I genuinely hate and afraid of needles going into my body.

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Jun 28th '15

Quoting ♥Love♥ {33 weeks}:

Oh that makes sense. Having blood drawn is no big deal to me which is one of the reasons I was suprised but I usually request a butterfly needle for that. And I have no fear of needles/blood. Just fear of pain lol



If you usually get a butterfly needle then yes the needle they gave you in the hospital in case there in an emergency is going to be bigger and will hurt more.

I can handle the baby needles when getting blood drawn but just the other day I went in for IV fluids and my appointment block was short and she had to get 2 liters in... she had to use a big needle and it hurt like a b***h.

Pitluvs 4 kids; Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 1159 posts
Jun 28th '15

I have a high pain tolerance and needles don't bother me, but I find IV hurts a lot more than needles. With my son, I had a nurse try 4 times to put one in the sides of my forearm and I was crying the whole time. I hate them. 

Alysha[FirstTimeMommy♡] 1 child; United States 379 posts
Jun 28th '15

Mine sucked but apparently I'm "valvey" and had to get stuck in three different places.

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24395 posts
Jun 28th '15

I had great veins pre-children. For some reason being pregnant makes me a next to impossible stick. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I get an IV it feels like a razor blade being taken across my flesh when it's going in. I was told that if it hurts the whole time, then it's in wrong. So far it's been true. Hurts like hell going in, then after a few mins it doesn't bother me, unless they majorly screwed it up. I've been told I'm just a wuss but I think I just have high pain receptors.

♥Love♥ 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 10948 posts
Jun 28th '15

Quoting DoTheDean:
I had great veins pre-children. For some reason being pregnant makes me a next to impossible stick. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I get an IV it feels like a razor blade being taken across my flesh when it's going in. I was told that if it hurts the whole time, then it's in wrong. So far it's been true. Hurts like hell going in, then after a few mins it doesn't bother me, unless they majorly screwed it up. I've been told I'm just a wuss but I think I just have high pain receptors.


I'm glad to know I'm not crazy and other people feel this way 

FanGirl 2 kids; Tennessee 24395 posts
Jun 28th '15

Quoting ♥Love♥ {33 weeks}:

I'm glad to know I'm not crazy and other people feel this way 



Me too! I had considered posting about this same thing on here but didn't want to hear that i'm just a wuss or something. lol