I have always tolerated anesthesia perfectly throughout my life, even these past several years with fms/cfs and a host of other conditions. Last year and a half though, I have had some asthma symptoms (decades of 'remission' after some bouts with asthma as a child) I have severely low pain threshold, am facing dental work, and I want to be 'put under' as most of my dental experiences in life have been traumatic, excruciatingly painful (even cleaning), etc. Just wondering--now that I'm experiencing fluctuating (some days yes, many days no) of asthma symptoms now, but I desparately want to avoid the beyond-painful dental hell (one reason I've not seen dentist in a number of years) any ideas: 1. Has anyone had mild/fluctuating/only sometimes stong asthma symptoms and still been able to get sedation, especially for dental work? 2. Most pain meds upset my stomach, and anti-anxiety meds don't work for me when I am under extreme pain/stress (as in dental work). Any suggestions? (Please don't tell me "Mind over matter"--I've tried a gazillion things throughout my life, and I just want sedation--or something else that will cut pain during the procedures when the dentist works on my ultra-sensitive teeth) Signed, Life-long-Dental-Phobic-and-Person-with-Super-Low -Pain-Threshold-Who-Cannot-Take-Tylenol w Codiene, Vicodin, Ultram, because for me, they mess up my stomach (same with celebrex) P.S. I have NOT tried other pain meds (such as percocet,darvon,oxycontin) but maybe, for the dental work, as long as they don't upset my stomach, maybe I can ask for a limited amount--what has been other people's experience? (AS long as they don't upset my stomach) I am in constant pain because of Fibro, ME, arthritis, degenerative disc disease and other painful conditions but because I take anxiety and sometimes sleep meds, I have been afraid to ask my doctor for stuff like percocet, darvon, oxycontin--though I've never been an addict, thank God, there are so many addicts out there who make it hard for those of us who are only needing meds for painful conditions. Thanks for listening!