Anxiety and MRI

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/12/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going for my second lumbar MRI tomorrow. Last time I was given the perfect sedative but cannot remember the name. And I have sinse switch doctors.
My new doc has given me 15 Lorazepam. They are 2mg each.
Well since I have all this pills, I figured I would try out a few, and see how many would be needed to get thru the MRI. I took 1 yesterday and it didn't do a thing. I took 2 2gm pills today and I just feel very slooow and neutral, but not out of it.
My question; would 3 be too much? My MRI is nessecary so I need to be SURE I can get thru it.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 5/12/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
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. devil
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
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~

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