Dr thinks I had a tia and have to go for mri of the brain to see what's going on. I'm so scared cause this place does not have an open mri. I take a klonopin but I know it won work cause I had mri five years ago. What can I do to relax. Feels like being in a coffin. Also does anyone know how long it takes for the mri. Thanks in advance for your help
I just had an open MRI and you still have the machine close to you in your face. I kept my eyes closed and took my mind tothe beach. I managed to keep the claustrophobia down that way.
Hun. I am as claustrophobic as they come and wouldn't even attemp a closed MRI, so you are braver than I, LOL. I have had them for my neck, so it was pretty much the head... and yes, they are pretty close too. Like you, I do take Klonopin and I usually need to take a double dose about 1 hour before. I have even let someone go ahead of me to give the Klonopin more time to kick in. Just would advise you to have someone drive you back home though if you do this. I don't know how far from home it is for you, but mine was over an hour drive to get the machine I wanted. Best thing is do some slow deep breathing in the nose and exhaling out the nose when its time. It really can help especially with your Klonopin. On average and you stay still so it doesn't interupt their images they need... it usually is around 45- 50 minutes. Be strong, my friend. It will be over before you know it! ;o)
Thank u so much guys.. when I got there she said it was a 20 minute mri and it donut shaped not a coffin. I could not believe this. Will go back to them... just wanted to let u know how great u all are. You r all supportive and caring.
Now for the reults will let u know
- Klonopin Information for Consumers
- Klonopin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Klonopin (detailed)
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