I am desperately hoping for anyone who's had a discogram on degenerative discs (mine are L4-L5-S1) to tell me about your experience, give me tips, and describe some things I should expect or ask for . I'm a extremely nervous by nature--anxiety issues, bipolar diagnosis--a real mental circus going on. Anyways, I'm freaking out, but I need to do this scary procedure in order to determine if I need surgery (I'm 35, male).
The doctor is not giving me any type of IV or pain meds (I had this for my cort. injections). That stuck me as odd. He will give me a Xanax. I wonder how that helps. I take other benzos for my own prescription regimen, and was thinking about taking some Klonopin prior to leaving and the Xanax he prescribed when i get there. i will have a panic attack and need to be completely mellow during this.
This takes place Wed. morning. Please, please, please...any kind soul have words of wisdom. i need the reality of what to expect.