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First MRI Tips/advice?

First MRI Tips/advice?

I’m having a pelvic MRI Monday morning (early early morning, so fasting is no problem!) it’s my first MRI but I have had three surgeries, one under general & two under local anesthesia. I have a bit of white coat syndrome but no claustrophobia. Any tips or advice in preparing mentally/emotionally/physically? Thanks!

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

They can give u a Valium that’s what I got n it helped allot ask if they can give u one I have severe white coat syndrome also it’s gotten better as I’ve gotten older 68 n 1/2 but still there prayers being sent out to u take care as always🙏🙏🙏🙏

posted 7 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

They will give you some earplugs and they will ask if you want to listen to music. Say yes. Close your eyes, listen to the music, and hold still. If not they will have you start all over. I just had another one a week ago. I have a lot of anxiety and don't like being in small places for long. MRI can take about 25 minutes to do. I am sending positive vibes.

posted 7 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

There are open MRI that are not noisy and your in and out in Winchester and Hagerstown!!
😀

posted 6 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I always keep my eyes closed..they will give you earphones or earplugs because it can be loud..try to go to your happy place!! 🙃 GOOD LUCK 👍🏼

posted 6 days ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

It doesn’t bother me at all to get them, but my husband nuts up. He does take a Valium too. What I do to relax me is ask for headphones with music playing. Sometimes they even have movies they can play. Try to relax and picture yourself being very still so they can get great pictures, and tell yourself maybe they’ll find something new that can help you if they get good pictures. Don’t entertain thoughts of being scared. Just tell yourself it’s not a big deal and you’re going to be fine & do great!

posted 6 days ago
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