How Do You Feel After Having Blood Drawn?
Posted 24 March 2009 - 05:43 PM
Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:16 AM
I sometimes get inappropriately woozy and "wierd" feeling after having blood taken. I think that it is just an exaggerated response to a small loss of blood volume and a hyperadrenergic reaction to the blood draw itself.
Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:25 PM
For me it depends if I was fasting/dehydrated etc. if I was I will feel a lot worse. Sometimes it is not all that big of a deal. I do think somewhere from a dr or something I did hear about you can get a negative autonomic response from a blood draw, due to it is invoking a stressor on your system. I think most importantly is to prepare for the test by making sure you have ate and are hydrated. Then, try to not worry or stress about it because it will only make it worse. I wonder if because it was performed at work you were more apprehensive about the blood draw and what it may do? It may not have even been a conscious thing. But, who wants to have a bad reaction at work? I would feel better having a bad reaction at a drs office, so they can see my response, and I probably don't really know anyone there!
Also, even though it was less blood remember that our symptoms/reactions change on a daily basis due to a multitude of factors (hormones, hydration, glucose level, weather, etc....) So, it may have just not been the best day to have any blood drawn...
Posted 25 March 2009 - 02:35 PM