... else the doctor can give in my i.v. so I can tolerate the pain. Discograms are very painful but have a fractured disc and this is why the second need could not tolerate. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Oh, he gave me versed all at once... I read where it should be given a little at a time rather than all at once. Does this make a difference? This doctor had no tolerance and quickly stopped when I was yelling