Buzz·Posted on Feb 5, 2017Trypanophobia Is Real, And If You Can't Make It Through This Post, You've Got ItTrypanophobia is the fear of syringes, needles, and injections. It's real as hell.by Phil JahnerBuzzFeed-Redaktion, Deutschland FacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Trypanophobia is the fear of syringes... Instagram: @adm_trp / Via instagram.com 2. ...and injections... Twitter: @DalilaBenfriha 3. ...and needles, of course. Flickr: 57777529@N02 / CC BY-SA 2.0 / creativecommons.org 4. Sometimes, the fear can be totally irrational... Flickr: blmurch 5. ...because it's not like a little sewing accident ever hurt anybody. Right? Flickr: 48462557@N00 6. On the other hand, sometimes just the sight of a syringe can be enough to trigger this fear. Twitter: @hippygirl20 7. Some people become really queasy at the thought of tattoos. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF bestestfester / Via imgur.com 8. All it takes is the image of small needles piercing the skin over and over again, hundreds of times. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Donkeyhead / Via imgur.com 9. Sometimes Trypanophobia overlaps with other fears, like the fear of vaccines. Andrewsafonov / Getty Images Which is called, appropriately enough, Vaccinophobia. 10. It doesn't even matter if it's just a little prick. Annebaek / Getty Images 11. Like this one! *prick* You just can't stand it. Luisportugal / Getty Images 12. And then there's drawing blood. That's a whole different thing. Surely nobody likes that, right?! Twitter: @Pentoll66 13. Actually, that last photo wasn't very realistic. This is what drawing blood actually looks like: Twitter: @Rennmops 14. Maybe it'd help to see if from a first-person perspective? Does this do anything for you? Twitter: @shadowman83 15. How's this make you feel? Maybe a little squeamish? Vineek / Via imgur.com 16. Ugh, just the thought of that a needle being thrust under your skin... it's too much. Andreas Faessler / CC BY-SA 4.0 / creativecommons.org / Via commons.wikimedia.org 17. And then it's just hanging there, stuck inside your body... an unnatural extension of your own veins. Twitter: @the_sighthound 18. You can almost hear the little *snap* of the skin being punctured. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @meaves168 19. This is all assuming that your doctor or nurse was good enough at their jobs to actually find the vein on the first try. TmdwfCI9fTsnetvGdLItLv0rdrfXgkcqfmtBcBN9GL / Via imgur.com 20. And assuming the needle is new. imgur.com 21. After all, even a brand new needle is nowhere near at sharp as a bee's stinger. (But at least it's not serrated!) imgur.com 22. Wow, you're still here? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF brodro / Via imgur.com 23. Just picture the needle plunging into you, causing the skin and muscles on your forearm to swell. megaflaem / Via imgur.com 24. And then pumping your arm... Instagram: @timojay / Via instagram.com 25. ...so that the dark, red blood gurgles out of you. Instagram: @majamichaelis / Via instagram.com 26. And not just your blood, but your strength as well. Instagram: @_sabsch_goes_vegan_ / Via instagram.com 27. Isn't it just completely unpleasant? Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ichasesquirrels / Via imgur.com 28. If you think so, then you've definitely got a fear of needles. Sorry! Twitter: @greencray This post was translated from German.