A word of advice, if you are in the coughing stage of a wretched cold, and you are slated to go have a MRA/MRI done, just postpone. It’s near impossible to lie still in such a small space while fighting back your desire to cough. Thank goodness I’m not really claustrophobic. While I was able to complete the exam, it was only finished after many false starts — I couldn’t stop coughing. Now the wait begins to get the results back. According to the technician, it will be 3-5 business days before the results are sent to my doctor. Yet another form of torture.
Update: I got the MRA/MRI as I’m currently suffering from chronic headaches. Even with medication they don’t seem to want to go away.