I am so sincerely sorry for the pain and suffering your going through. Remember you have done nothing wrong and no one should ever be abused. We are here to help you.What dose is your Lexapro? There are many other meds and some that are targeted for anxiety, the benzodiazapines. Are you on any of these, Xanax, Ativan, Valium. If not you may want to talk to your Pdoc about adding a med.I understand your fear of becoming exposed to an type of exposure, a dirty needle but I am sure they are using brand new needles in the lab. If you feel more comfortable, ask if you can open the wrapping on the syringe............I would think a good lab tech would understand and at least let you help open it or put it directly in front of you so that you could see it is a new syringe.
Stick with us and keep posting. We are kind and caring and we will take your hand and help you through this.Hugs
I got my results back - *negative* YEAH!
I am trying very, very hard to let the worry go about the needle used for the test and I realize this is a demon I cannot fight alone. I am making the appt. with my doctor (a wonderful man who has held my hand through this whole ordeal) to get on medication for anxiety. Thank you all so much for helping me. I felt isolated, alone and terrified.
I do have a question for you, though. Lately, I have noticed my blood pressure is always high (where it was low before). When I say high, I mean the other day while at rest, it was 190/100. Is this most likely caused by the anxiety alone?