Apr 22, 2010 - 7:46 am
Hi all, in a recent discussion I had posted that on my next PET scan that I was just going to skip the xanax as I didn't feel enough anxiety to warrant taking it. My 6 month PET was yesterday afternoon and at the scan the 2 tech's were asking me the 100 questions before we got started and when they got to the xanax question and I told them I skipped it they explained that it wasn't for anxiety. It "helped" with anxiety but was really for making the pictures more clear. Apparently it "blocks" uptake into brown fat. (Brown fat good, yellow fat not) We have yellow fat and brown fat in our bodies and they said there is actually quite a bit of brown fat in your neck and shoulder area. Since we want really good pictures in our necks by taking the xanax it helps the radiologist out when he reads our scan. In future I will go ahead and take the xanax. It's not that big of deal. Best to all.