Oh No, My MRI Is Going To Be More Hellish Than I Thought
Overnight, I have developed a lovely cough. My MRI today will now be a bit more challenging? I could cancel, I suppose, but I really don’t want to. I just want to get the damn thing over and done with. Still, how on earth am I going to keep my head still for 40-45 minutes if I have to keep hacking away? It’s not like I’m having an MRI of my foot! Maybe that might be a bit easier? It’s not like they restrain you either. Although, maybe I could ask them to do that for me. That would be nice *wink*
They can pull you out if you have an itch to scratch, need to take a break or if you get all panicky or something. Perhaps I should see what kind of benzodiazepines they have on offer for those that get a little claustrophobic and need of some soothing before the tubing.
My guess would be that it would be either Ativan/Lorazepam or Klonopin/Rivotril/Clonazepam. The former has a slower absorption rate so my bet would be on the latter. I doubt that they’d use Valium/Diazepam. It has a rapid absoprtion rate as well. And good grief! I don’t think there’s any way on earth they’d be handing out Xanax/Alprazolam!
Not that I have anything against any of the benzos. I think they’re all great and can all serve a purpose. A lot of people get freaked out about tolerance, (ab)use, withdrawal etc… but I’ve been on one for long periods at a time and never had a problem. That was Serax/Oxazepam. I only deviated to Clonazepam just to see if would be better for anxiety as I was taking the Oxazepam primarily for sleep and prn for anxiety. I experienced the unfortunate side effect of increased depression with extended use of the Clonazepam.
Anyway, point being as far as the “negative press” about benzos; it can happen with some, I won’t deny that. Nonetheless, let’s not paint everyone with the same brush, people.
I know that benzos are not cough suppressants, of course, but they might relax me enough to just breath and not cough and try to clear my scratchy, wee chest. I do not know. I’m exhausted right now as it is. I also do not know if benzos will really do anything to me with my current cocktail. It’s been a while since I’ve taken any. And Lorazepam is like taking candy for me. There’s no point in that if that’s what they’re doling out. I should have brought my meds from home *laughing* Pop my Seroquel/Quetiapine and I still have some of my Imovane/Zoplicone left over! The hospital’s quite a trek so lots of time for their absorption rate!
Wow, I sound like a real junkie but I just want to stay still! I don’t want them to be mad at me and I don’t want to screw it up and have book another appointment! I suppose there could also be the option of hauling me out every time I have to cough and it would take about four hours?
Currently I am drowning myself in Buckley’s. And there is no dextromethorphan in it so that isn’t what’s making me all tired and “stoned.” *laughing again*
*PA coughs again*
*PA swallows more Buckley’s*
I think my body must be really giving me a major F.O.A.D right now as I was just sick about a couple of weeks ago or so?
I’m almost out of my Buckley’s. I might have to run across the street to a store and get either some more of this or whatever they have on hand. I don’t know if this MRI is going to be very successful. Shit, again. Maybe they could just haul me out to chug more cough syrup every so often? That might work.
I’m going to need tons of blankies too. PA’s going to freeze. I’m going to demand every blankie on the floor, in the entire hospital, even! Yes, from the psych ward, too!
HA! Doing that…well, that’s where I’d end up?