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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Video: Multiple Sclerosis, MRI And Claustrophobia? Tips to make the scan more tolerable

Multiple Sclerosis and MRI Claustrophobia: How to beat MRI Claustrophobia Are You Claustrophobic in the MRI scanner? Here is a tip to make the scan more tolerable. Note: SOME ONE ELSE MUST DRIVE YOU TO AND FROM YOUR MRI. Also make sure this tip has been ok'd by your prescribing clinician. Lastly, this video is only for educational purposes. Step One: Make yourself exhausted the night before. Literally limit your sleep to less than three hours. (remember: someone must drive you to your scan the next morning) Step Two: Take 5mg tab of valium (your provider must prescribe this for this purpose before the scan. Only do this under their direction and supervision). Step Three: when you lay down on the MRI gantry, CLOSE YOUR EYES and DON'T RE-OPEN THEM for any reason! The result of no sleep, valium and laying down flat with eyes closed...is often a nap and an easy MRI scan!
What works for you? Might your try this? Share your comments and please leave your questions below! #WeHave MS. NB: this video was for educational purposes only.

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