Welcome to HealingWell. I am sorry you are having to have a repeat MRI. I have had the MRI of spine and did not require any medication. Are you feeling really anxious about the test, is that why the med?
I would follow your physician's order on the medication. The usual dose of Ativan is 2-4 mgs per day divided into smaller doses.........but the physician label on your medication should state exactly how to take your med and for what reason, anxiety, sleep etc.
Ativan comes in mg, not gms. I think you just made a typo there or you would not be typing to us.
Please call you PCP and check with him on what he thinks will work best as you have tried several dosages.
Take care and may your MRI go smoothly.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic
Not a mental health professional of any kind
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