I had two great inductions!
DD1: Induced for pre-eclampsia at nearly 39 weeks. I was already progressed, so they didn't do anything other than pitocin. My OB is very slow with pit, so we took our time. 4 hours or so and my water broke on its own. 2 hours later I requested nubain, which allowed me to sleep for 4 hours. I woke up when they checked me - I was at 8 cm. They were going to give me more narcotics, but never got to, as transition and delivery went quickly after that. I pushed for 12 minutes, and it was 12 hours from start to finish.
DD2: Induced for postdates at 40 w, 5 d. Again, I was already progressed, and really wanted to try to go into labor without pitocin. I had them break my water hoping for just that, but it didn't work. An hour later they started the pit (seriously, my OB is awesome, she ordered the pit really low). I used narcotics again to sleep for a couple hours. I pushed for 6 minutes, and it was 6 hours from start to finish. This was the much harder labor.
My suggestions? 1. Make sure your doctor/MW and nurses know what you want and won't push you during labor. Have an advocate on your side who is thinking more clearly than you lol. 2. Ask if the pit can be administered slowly (no, really, the nurse was like "you literally are riding on a whiff of pitocin"). 3. Get up and move around - it pays to get comfortable and friendly with your IV before you're in too much pain to figure it out.