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18 months on I’ve finally got the date for my first MRI: next Wednesday evening. Problem is I’m claustrophobic. I’ve read loads about it and quite honestly I’m freaking myself out. The thought of being in the tube was bad enough now I’ve found I have to wear a ‘coil’ helmet thing on my head. Are any of you claustrophobic and if so how did you cope? Sally xx
Hello all, I had an MRI done last night at 6pm due to possible seizures. It is now 9am next day. A little background of the week - I have been "checking out" here and there at times for a few minutes at a time, realizing this has been going on for a couple months. Last Friday I woke close to the top of my stairs, sitting after doing laundry. I went to my Dr.'s office, saw his associate as mine was out that day. She talked with my Dr. and I was told I needed counseling. I was bitten by my new (psycho) cat this last Thursday and wound up here in the hospital due to infection. BLAH! OK - MRI The last 10 minutes of the MRI, I was injected via IV a contrast called Prohance aka Gadolinium. As the tech administered, he asked if I had any pain at the injection site. None. In the last few scans that I was instructed took 2 mins each. The last one, I started having burning pain on the top of my head as if there was a fire lit there. When I could not handle it anymore, the scan was over. I am not receiving any answers. The Dr. in charge is to come around in the next hour. All I hear is this is rare, which doesn't surprise me. Just being offered pain meds which I have declined. I do not want to mask what is happening. Any thoughts? Experiences?