Overcoming Fear – Trypanophobia


I have suffered from trypanophobia for as long as I can remember. Over the past 6 years, I have been battling the onset of Type 2 Diabetes.

My Doctors and I have been trying pretty much every medication available that can be taken by mouth to avoid the use of injections and testing.

Recently I have reached the state of not having much choice but to take injections. I have been prescribed Trulicity.

Trulicity is a once per week injection.

This movie is a documentary about my 2nd injection.

I filmed this in hopes that it would help at least one person overcome their fear.



“This movie

was created

to help others

who are struggling

to overcome fear.

Trypanophia effects

10% of Americans.

It was not recognized

as a specific phobia

until 1994.

Trypanophobia is

commonly referred to

as “needle phobia”.

Aside from the

physical symptoms that

usually accompany this

condition, trypanophobia has

the added danger of

potentially altering behavior.

People may avoid visiting the

doctor or dentist so they

don’t have to have any


Although the actual phobia

is of needles, it can lead to

a more generalized fear of

medical and dental

healthcare providers.

In extreme cases, the

sufferer may refuse to

receive even routine


If you know someone

who suffers from


help them find therapy

that can help them,

such as hypnotherapy.

Understand that this

affliction can be silent.

Keep an eye on loved ones

and make sure that they are

keeping up with regular

health care.”

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