Hi I was really frightened with my first MRI. dr. gave me a valium before it was done and i almost fell asleep. since then i have bben fine since I realized nothing happens to you in there. My husband on the other hand freaks out in an open MRI. I have never been strapped down and i believe if i was i couldn't go through with it either. I find it appalling that people without insurance cannot get quality medical treatment. I wish you luck.