Fear of pins and needles is known as Enetophobia and is also otherwise known as Belonephobia. It does not necessarily indicate the physical sensation of pins and needles, but is the fear of the sharp objects themselves.
What are the causes?
It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a combination of external events (i.e. traumatic events) and internal predispositions (i.e. heredity or genetics). Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience at an early age. Social phobias and agoraphobia have more complex causes that are not entirely known at this time. It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combine with life-experiences to play a major role in the development of phobias
Symptoms of Fear of Pins ( Enetophobia)
Those who truly possess an excessive fear of Pin will often exhibit some of the following symptoms:
- Excessive sweating
- Dry mouth
- Being overly cautious
- Heart palpitations
- Inability to speak
- A feeling of detachment from reality
- Uncontrollable shaking
- Feelings of unsteadiness