I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the epidural. I'm really nervous about it but I have a very low pain tolerance (according to my fiance), I also have a fear of needles that I've spent years trying to overcome. I do pretty well. I don't have to be strapped down anymore. Sometimes I can hyperventilate with an IV but that's a whole other story.... I've also heard women who have had horrible back trouble for months afterwards. What are your thoughts?