I was just fine during the 2 1/2 hours while I waited to go in for this procedure...but as soon as they had me lay on my tummy and I had the screen with my soine on it in front of my face, I started to cry. Then, by the second poke with the needle- I flipped out-couldn't breathe, hyperventilated, got hysterical and said "STOP!". So, the doc stopped-they all stopped and got me out of there. The doc seemed mad- I don't know what he's gonna do now....I wanted to ask him for sedation beforehand but you know how they don't believe you unless they see it firsthand...I've had to be sedated for even minor dental procedures- I'm tough as nails in every other aspect of my life, but I cannot control that crazy reaction to someone 'doing something' to me. Can my doc just get mad and not even give me meds anymore because of what happened today? I was totalyy uninformed going in- I had no concept of what the procedure was going to be like...how can they expect to just go fishing around someones spinal column like no big deal? Any comments anyone???