peggy-sue I was not as severely frightened of them as you were... That must feel awful . At my first blood test, at age 15, I paniced so much that they had to call in the doctor to do it. The next one gave me less anxiety, then over the years I just got used to them gradually. I have only fainted twice from anxiety from them, so I always ask if I can lie down during blood draws. They seem to go easier then.