How to Relax Before Your MRI Test

Medical tests are scary. There is no other way to say it. The concerns of what will happen, the side effects of the procedure and the results that you may hear all add up to what can be a terrifying experience. The best thing you can do before tests is try to relax. You do not want to go into a test so worried that the procedure cannot be done and you will have to come back.
If you need to have an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), talk to someone that you trust and see what their experience is like. Find someone who is a generally positive person or all you may hear is how scary it was or how sick they felt. Reading information online can be even worse, as most people tend to write the bad stuff and not so much of the good. Limit the amount of information you read on certain sites. Remember to take everything you read with a biased eye and that everyone is different. Some people are prone to anxiety and their pain tolerance level is low. They will be the ones with the scary stories. Only you will feel as you do during the test. Continue reading