Do you have to drive yourself home after an MRI?

Do you have to drive yourself home after an MRI?

If so you will need to have someone drive you home after the test. The test is painless, though if your test requires gadolinium contrast this is applied in a vein through a needle. The test is very safe. If you feel that you are having more pain or symptoms following the MRI, notify the technologist before leaving.

What should you not do after an MRI?

If you were prescribed a sedative for your MRI, you will need to avoid driving, operating heavy machinery, and drinking alcohol for 24 hours. Otherwise, you may resume your normal activities after your MRI. If you had an MRI exam with contrast, you shouldn’t have any restrictions to your diet after your scan.

What to do after an MRI with contrast dye?

Doing a liver and kidney cleanse is beneficial as well. Milk Thistle seed is very beneficial to use after an MRI to help remove the contrast dye! Drinking plenty of water after the MRI is important too. I add chlorophyll to my kids water to boost the oxygen in their body as well as their hemoglobin.

Are there any side effects of contrast MRIs?

They are generally very safe, but side effects are possible 6. According to a report published by the American College of Radiology (ACR) in 2017, side effects occur in between 0.07 and 2.4 percent of MRIs with contrast 4. Most of these side effects are mild and temporary.