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Did anyone take anything to help "calm" the nerves before biopsy procedure? If so, what and did gyn proscribe it?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 5 years
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2011
    I 2nd xanax. It gets me through MRI, PET scans it gets me through my claustrophobia and the emotinal side.
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I had 2 biopsies; one with ultrasound guidance and one stereotactilly. They were both done at an imaging center and the only thing they could give me if needed was Xanax as they couldn't do anything stronger. I got by with nothing but then I used to help with biopsies so knew what to expect and I just don't like taking anything that's not necessary.
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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Mentally it's hard but really not bad, mine was done in less than 30 min. Took day off work but could of easily worked. This is the easy part waiting news hardest. Good luck !!!
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  • Lou Cam Profile
    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2013
    I had Ativan before the MRI, but not the biopsy. I wish that I had though. I agree with Lisa, except that 4mg would have put me out for a week. 2 mg would be good. They told me that I would be numb, but it hurt like heck to me. I think I am the odd one, and that most do not have that experience. But mine was awful.
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  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I walked into core biopsy thinking I was just getting a mamo recheck.... No time to worry, so I just talked poor docs head off while he did it... I told him about my latest photographic adventure. He was not chatting- very focused. It did not hurt. He did both breast and node.
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  • sharon s Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Not before biopsy. Once I had diagnosis, they gave me a prescription incase for further tests and sleepless nights. I got it filled and have used two since march 10th. I have four other bottles filled and I've used four tablets from that collection. Hope for the best and stay up late watching a funny movie
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    • sharon s Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I had four biopsies without. They will give you stuff to numb the areas once you are there

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  • lisa crawford Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Ativan... Generic lorazepam 2-4 mg should work well. Works terrific too for nausea.
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • nadine labelle Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I took Ativan before all procedures ,,, I found it really helped with the anxiety .. Hugs
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  • Shirley Carlson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    They gave me .5 mg of Valium , didn't do anything for me. All I could do was just remind myself to breath, don't watch the monitor if it's an ultrasound one.
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I had Xanax too.
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  • Susan Malik Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Didn't have time they did the biopsies right then and there in the ultrasound suite...Dr injected some Lidocaine to numb it and boom 7 biopsies..did not feel a thing..
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • cindy stephenson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Valium or Xanax will work the best!
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • annet acomb Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Ativan was my friend! It kept the edge off.
    over 5 years Comment Flag

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