After my doctor mentioned it and my mom started harping on about how soon I’d be too ancient to get it, I finally got my first Gardasil shot the other day. I was hesitant at first because everyone I’ve talked to told me that this shot hurts. Some told me it made them cry, other told me that it felt like they were poking the needle deep into your muscles. I even read an article about how there’s been an increase of girls fainting from vaccinations since this shot was introduced!
Physical pain has never been my strong suit. So prepared for the worst I walked into my doctor’s office, sat down, turned my head away and started rambling on nervously while the nurse got ready. She told me to take two deep breaths….. and I was done. The excruciating pain never came! It felt just like a regular blood drawing except even faster. I was so relieved I literally skipped out of the office. I don’t exactly look forward to my next shot in 2 months (apparently it’s not every 6 months, but 2 and 4 months), but at least now I don’t dread it either 🙂
I took Gardasil when it fist came about, but then I heard you have to get it every couple years…so I’m still undecided on whether it does me any good or not. Glad to hear you’re all right 🙂
i got the gardasil shot too! everyone told me that it KILLED, so i got myself all worked up (hyperventilating, borderline tears), but it was a little nothing shot. so rediculous 🙂
The Girl in Grey said:
I don’t want to be a party pooper, but the shot hurts the last couple of times, not really the first.
Barneys Girl said:
Chelsea: I think we can only take the shot before 25, and it’s supposed to last for at least 10 years…. so I don’t think we can continuously get it.
The Girl in Grey: Oh no! Really? But isn’t it like… the same shot the last few times? How bad is the pain?
With shots it really depends on the person giving it. A nurse with steady hands can make a shot completely painless while a doctor without as much practice can make the same shot hurt.
When I got the Gardasil shot it felt much like any other shot. quick pain that quickly fades. I got a special bandaid after the shot. it was brown with pink flowers on it and said Gardasil 🙂
Yeah, the pain was nothing! Like a 3 second tiny pinch. My friend was soooo exaggerating about how her body heated up etc.