I got my letter through for the MRI scan that the pain specialist set up for me, however I am claustrophobic and not sure how to cope.
The specialist advised I tke a sedative and the doc has given me one diazapam to take half an hour beforehand but still unsure - the letter has a form which asks a number of questions including are you claustrophobic.
I was thinking of calling the scanning people to talk to them but not sure I would get through to anyone and am concerned they might cancel it if they find out and I am desperate for my diagnosis and do not want to avoid doing it if it is helpful
Has anyone here done the MRi , are any of you claustrophobic - how did you cope - hoping you can advise on coping strategies and let me know how bad it is
I have looked online and watched avideo on youtube - that only made me more nervous.
(have re-posted as previous post was locked down - not sure how I did that
My scan is on the 17th Jan - will update for other newbies how it went