Experience Of A Biopsy in Celiac Disease Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms Posted July 16, 2007 · Report to Admin I asked if I could do mine awake and they told me that unless there are extenuating circumstances, they won't do it with you fully conscious. It makes their job more difficult. I am deathly afraid of being put to sleep, but they don't actually put you under anesthesia, they just give you enough medicine so you don't care what they are doing to you. They did it to my daughter and she was even talking to me and could identify pictures in a book (they went in the other end-different procedure). You don't remember alot of what happened, but you aren't actually asleep. Basically it is like you are drunk and can't remember most of what you did the night before They did say to be sure someone came in with you who could take notes, because alot of times you don't remember what the doctor says. Mine is Wednesday, I'm nervous!