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Waiting for scan results. Is this part of scanxiety?
@azkidney57. Not in any way an area I'm knowledgeable about, but it seems to me that your terrible discomfort with the MRI would qualify you to receive meds given to those who are claustrophobic. Worth discussing with your doctor.
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@trishanna @azkidney57 I have yearly MRIs and initially was offered an anti-anxiety med if I needed it (lorazepam). I do not. My MRIs generally take just under an hour. The only part that bothers me is that I have to have my arms up next to my head and by the end of the MRI they are aching. I don't really feel claustrophobic because I just close my eyes.
I am hard of hearing and have to take my hearing aids out during the MRI because it could affect them. That's actually an advantage because although I cannot hear the instructions clearly I know them well enough to know what is being said. Maybe you could wear a non-deafening earplug so that things will not be as loud.
I have been very surprised myself that I have been able to lay so still for such a long amount of time!
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