Toritone, I think it depends on one's anxiety levels. I have general anxiety, and was pretty much crying before my procedure. I don't think I would have survived being conscious!
Just before my last endoscopy with throat spray I realised I could see the heart rate monitor and it was reading 48bpm.
I thought great, I'll stay calm and see if I can keep my heart rate really low.
Yeah right, once that tube went down it went up to 120