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Diazepam before MRI

Hi,

I have an MRI on sat 14th. I am claustrophobic and have had one MRI before where i cried the whole way through. The doctor has given me 2 diazepam tablets. Does anyone have any experience of these?

Hi yes I was given a couple of diazepam to take before I had a contraceptive procedure done. It just helps the body to relax and has a sedative effect, will help if you are nervous of the MRI. No long lasting effects for me. Good luck, Lx

Hi yes I was given a couple of diazepam to take before I had a contraceptive procedure done. It just helps the body to relax and has a sedative effect, will help if you are nervous of the MRI. No long lasting effects for me. Good luck, Lx

Oh Hun I feel for your did the same on my first MRI that was on,y of my knee so didn’t got all the way in but still the tears were flowing so when the nuro told me I had to have an mri on my head I told him I wasn’t having one that I couldn’t cope he told me to get some diazipam from the doc which I did she gave me 5mg tabs and told me to take 2 30mina before the test well after 15 mins I was off my face high as a kite it was amazing the test whent so fast I did have the eye mask on aswell I would suggest still getting that don’t take any chances

I have taken diazepam before, although it was for my neck (which was stuck leaning over to the left). I felt pretty spaced out and ‘floaty’, but no negative side-effects.

If it will make the whole experience easier for you, then I think you should go for it!

Don’t drive when you’ve taken them though (which I am sure you already know!)

PG xxx

I unfortunately can’t drive at the moment anyway as am diagnosed as "epileptic at the mo after a seizure in august. Think I am definitely gonna take them, thanks for all the replies xx

My top tip - keep your eyes closed. It helped me. And think of something nice. I thought of my two young sons and chanted their names over and over in my head. By the end i could have coped with being in there longer if needed. hope it goes ok. Give the tablets a whirl.

I had to be pulled out of my very first MRI as I just went to pieces. I have had 2 long MRIs now, and though not pleasant experiences, the diazepam certainly helped me, I quite enjoyed the feeling they gave me. I told everybody involved, including the Receptionist, how petrified I felt, and they were all so understanding and helpful. My husband stayed with me, I couldn’t see or hear him, but his presence was wonderful and he could touch my lower leg for support. They fitted a mirror onto the head cage so I could see backwards. I also made a CD of my favourite music and this was played over the headphones you have to wear. With the help of the tablets, I managed to relax, close my eyes and imagine I was on a beach on a Carribean island.

I hope it all goes well for you.

Vicki x