Advice time again, do you have to get an MRI? They actually have open machines. it is like going into 2 slices of bread. Wide open on the sides, makes it a little less claustrophobic, still did not work for me, so I went to VALIUM. Take as prescribed and sleep through it, remember not to drive home, I have not driven in years so no big deal.
Got to go get blood work. Immediately say YOU faint, ask for the smallest gauge needle. The bigger the number means smaller needle. No matter what they say ask if they can use a "butterfly". I believe they use that for children. Trust me though, if they will use it, get them too.
Next, last time I checked YOU are the paying patient. Never ever just take the medication because the Dr says, and they are DR's. ASK what for and ask for proof. When you do not understand something ASK. They are messing with your Central Nervous System, do YOU not think that YOU deserve a good answer as to what is going on, what results, what side effects? They do have chemists, Pharmacists, develop a relationship and ask them as well. Always ASK somebody.
This is why I say LEARN about your illness. It will make YOU more comfortable with your treatment and less able to be financially conned. ASK for proof, "does that really work, where can I see the proof, what results and how soon will I see them, what will those results look like?"
Be educated do not let yourself fall for charlatans or do procedures YOU do not HAVE to do.
One of my favourites are spinal tapes, still never done one and NEVER EVER will, stand up for yourself. Do not let yourself be pushed around, YOU are the boss, remember.
Always ASK. Be educated and learn. But try not to be too scared or paranoid, most ALL medicines do have some side effect. Just be AWARE do not just do things because somebody said unless it makes sense and is right for YOU.
As we continue our journey, just chatting.