Egg Retrieval - Anesthesia or No?

Danielle • Dog Mom x3 🐕 . Married 💍 3.10.18. TTC since June 2018. One angel baby (MMC @ 8w) 👼🏻Currently pregnant with our rainbow (from IVF) and praying for a healthy baby! 🙏 🤰🌈 👶🏻. EDD 5/17/21.

So I’m in my pre-procedure month for <a href="">IVF</a>, which means I’m about a month away from egg retrieval if all goes well. I originally said I didn’t want to pay the extra money for anesthesia, and would just do the pain medicine, but I’m wondering what everyone’s experience was like who did NOT do anesthesia for the retrieval. Did you wish you had done the anesthesia? I like to think I have a decent pain tolerance but don’t want to get into the procedure and be in a bunch of pain.