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Hi. I've just been for a smear test and because I couldn't relax, the speculum was pushed out. I've been for three tests before, and all have been painful. Even the first one when I wasn't worried, or embarrassed, or tense. That day I didn't know exactly what to expect, so was just proud of myself for going, because I knew a few people who didn't. Anyway, my point is I don't think it's as simple as I can't relax. The nurse did ask if I wanted her to try again, but at that point I was more tense than when I went in, and was crying (I'm so dramatic.) I've booked an appointment with the doctor to get something to relax me, she thinks it will be diazepam.
I was just wondering if anyone had tried this before, due to painful smears, and if it worked for them? Also, if it doesn't work, is there another step they do, like sending me to the hospital, where I'd get something stronger that would almost knock me out?
I feel like I'm over reacting, because everyone tells me theirs are fine, just a bit uncomfortable.