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Hi can anyone tell me if I will be out in MRI scanner feet first it's for my Spine and hips I'm clostophbic cope very well with head first

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    Gillian,

    I usually take a sleeping pill or vallium when I go into the MRI. You might be able to get your doctor, or the MRI center, to prescribe something. It helps me alot. One time I took two over the counter sleeping pills, seperated by an hour, and fell asleep in the MRI. Someone from the MRI center drove me home. I only remembered arriving at home and falling asleep on the couch.

    Thomas

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    I asked my doc for a pill for anxiety since i was so stressed about the MRI and having to be in the machine for 2 hrs. I took a whole pill and fell asleep and moved. You have to stay still. So next time I would take just half a pill. I do think it was not as bad as I expected so perhaps closing your eyes and music will be ok for you Good luck

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