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Mri Claustrophobia Valium
Answer via Questions: We rely on the answers people give to questions about their thoughts, emotions and behaviors to determine whether (a) they have symptoms of depression; (b) how many they have; & (c) how severe each is/how much each interferes w/ person's ability 2 function day 2 day. Standard MRI machines produce great still shots of the brain but those pics don't show depression or what someone is thinking, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
Yes, but no alcohol: Diazepam will help to deal with anxiety about flying. Do not take with alcohol. It would also be helpful to have a guided imagery recording on your ipod, which will help you to relax more naturally. If you must fly often, you should consider working with a therapist to de-sensitize yourself and work on your phobia. ...Read more
NO: Mri is an imaging device that is independent of function. Think of your car mechanic and a problem with your car. Lifting the hood and looking is like getting an mri. A good mechanic will want to turn it on and drive around and think carefully about what may be wrong. A good brain mechanic will ask appropriate questions and get appropriate tests and think about what may be wrong. ...Read more
0.5mg Klonopin = 0.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) = 0.5mg Ativan in terms of strength? Which is "best" for fear for flying/claustrophobia on airplane? I can't tell.
Not fun: Usually the strategy is to slowly taper off the benzo and use a long-acting one, and sometimes it's really, really slow. Here's a trick i sometimes suggest to my patients: when your dose is pretty low, gently drag you pill across an emery board before you take it. One time the first day, two times the next, etc. That way you're very gradually cutting the dose down. Good luck and stick with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache and dyasthesia for 1year. Neuro thinks migraines. Brain Mri normal and bloods. Liver Alt 67. Worried about ms. Would MS show on Mri?
Headaches: Yes. Multiple sclerosis (MS) plaques are commonly found on an MRI study along the corpus callosum, periventricular white matter, cerebellum, brain stem, and spinal cord. A lumbar puncture with analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid will make the diagnosis of MS. See the neurologist to manage the headaches and dysesthesias. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not a regular benzo user. Took 1mg Ativan (lorazepam) hr before flight-panic & claustrophobia issues. Didn't sedate much. Would 2mg next time seem feasible?
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more
Panic disorder. Cause unknown. Ssris, mild anxiolytics and sedatives don't work. Only Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg gives relief. What should I do?
Need combo therapy: Xanax (alprazolam) alone is not sufficient therapy for your disorder and is habit forming and withdrawal can be dangerous. I recommend that you see a psychiatrist for full evaluation and health history so you can be placed on the proper regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is cardiac MRI stress testing safer than cardiac angiogram? I'm really worried about my MRI stress test tomorrow.
Yes, since: MRI is relatively noninvasive, and angiogram requires catheterization. The tests do not provide the same information, however. MRI looks for ischemic or infarcted myocardium, which cannot be readily diagnosed on angiography. Each test has its own limitations and indications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TIA while driving hi-way! Hospital did CT, MRI, ECG, EKG, Echo of neck & heart. MRI/ CT showed many tiny strokes! What tests next? See's Cardio Wed.
Depends on scan, sed: Depending on the amount of sedation given, you may be in "twilight" (i.e., sleeping) or just drowsy. (Doubtful that you would be unconscious). Depending on the level of sedation, you may still hear the magnet working. Also, it depends on the scan: (getting technical) as gradient-echo pulse sequences tend to be louder than spin-echo sequences. But you can always ask for ear plugs! Good Luck! ...Read more
Fly LAX to Moscow then Moscow to Vienna 16 hours extreme anxiety doctor prescribed ambien.I hear this is just for sleep maybe Xanax (alprazolam)? Seroquel? Help
Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more
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