I've had lots of colposcopies over the last 10 years but I always find them really traumatic, for no particular reason. I'm not sure why but instead of getting more used to it, I am getting worse. THey even had to do a biopsy with a general anaesthetic a couple of years ago because I couldn't manage it awake. I'm fine until I lie down and then I just get incredibly tense, start crying, the muscles contract and the Dr or nurse really struggle to be able to perform the procedure. I'm now even struggilng with smear tests. Does anyone have any tips to relax during the procedures? I read somewhere about listening to music and taking pain killers before hand, so if anyone has any top tips, please send them my way!