Has anyone else had a painful experience?
Wow, thanks for sharing your story. It sounds like they really didn't do much to make it more comfortable for you at all. Thank goodness you had someone (M) who would be there for you. I'm surprised they didn't give you any form of pain medicine prior to the procedure at all. I'm so sorry that you had to go through that experience.
When I had my abortion it was a surgical abortion. They counseled me to take some pain medication prior to arriving (Tylenol and Advil, I think? because they excrete from your body differently through different organs, I was told I could take both.) and I think they gave me something else too. I didn't have sedation or anything like that. For me it felt uncomfortable, but not unbearable. I was told to wiggle my toes, which for whatever reason helped with the uncomfortableness of the procedure.
Thank you reiners-rock for your support and insight.
Have a good new year too.