Have you tried to get a second opinion? And a third? Klonopin isn't such a bad idea, better than xanax for so long, but you will risk having memory problems and dementia in your later years. When you seek to have a specific test such as an MRI, it can be difficult to convince any professional that you need it. There has to be a good medical reason for it, not just your desire to see if any damage will show on it. By going to a different Dr. you can ask if an MRI is a reasonable test to check for the kind of damage you fear has happened.
When my husband's behavior changed dramatically, his neurologist who didn't see the change couldn't get the MRI authorized because he could only report what changes I saw, which were 2nd hand. We went to a 2nd neurologist and he decided to rule out a brain tumor and that got approved. It was all in the Dr's. approach.
Drs. in general don't like you telling them what tests to run or what drugs to prescribe. If you've been to authorities of various kinds regarding this Dr. you presently see, it's time to move on and see someone else.
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