Not diagnosed with anything yet.
I’m somewhat claustrophobic, although I’ve managed body mri before (my head didn’t go into the machine so I could look up into the room).
On Tuesday (late afternoon) I am having a brain MRI, the neurologist has given me a prescription for a sedative to use if I want, but I’m not sure what to do.... the control freak in me says don’t take it, you want to know what’s going on, but I also don’t want to freak out and muck up the procedure. I’ve read that keeping eyes shut helps, and when I last had a body mri I found using some mindfulness techniques really helpful.
If I take the sedative am I likely to sleep through the experience, and also how long will I be affected by the drug? (I know I’d need someone else to drive).
Any input would be really helpful, thanks.