I took ativan (lorazepam) before 2 of my MRI's. It did help calm me down, and I did not have any problems with it those two times. It is an anti anxiety drug, but it may also help with muscle spasms. It may make you sleepy. My primary care gave me a prescript
ion for a few clonazepam which are also for anxiety. I have read that they also help with spascity for those with MS.
Diagnosed April 2007