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Also, hate to sound like a mom here, but...you're not planning to do sedation for the MRI are you? If you are...no drinking, young lady!
WHAT THE APPROPRIATE SOLUTION FOR PATIENT WHO NEED A BRAIN MRI STUDY BUT CAN'T STAY STILL FOR A FEW SECONDS?
I, too, was in the hospital when I had the closed MRI and asked for sedation which made it bearable. It wasn't total sedation - just Valium, I believe, but I kept my eyes closed the whole time too and prayed! The next time I had to have one, I opted for the open MRI which is, at least for me (and I panic easily at these things!), not at all threatening. I had to have contrast dye which I wasn't crazy about, but I did take .25 of Xanax beforehand so that it really was a breeze!
So back to my first MRI. I did not have sedation and initially had a brain scan done and then had back done as well as repeat brain scans. I was relieved when they were over and glad that I had managed to get through it. I then decided to try for the oral drug trial that I am now on and this has helped me to get over my fear of MRI's.
Lynners, ive just ben for my first MRI scan this morning, as doc thinks i have a slipped disc causing a trapped nerve and numbness in my arn and hand anad severe constant pain, off work for over a month..
related to the discomfort and anxiety of just being in the noisy big machine, the anxiety about what the MRI will show, and the sedation given to some people before their MRI is done. Claustrophobia can cause significant psychological stress that can persist for days after the MRI in some patients. In addition, there may be side effects related to gadolinium administration. The most concerning and most publicized one is systemic sclerosis in patients with kidney problems.
In my opinion, if you have some one to drive you and you are offered sedation. Take it! I was okay with the spinal MRI, I actually fell asleep for awhile, I was so tired that day, but not when it comes to with MRIs of my head. It was too loud and bangy! I ended up with a migraine (which I am prone to) and I was just about nauseous by the time it was done. I had to take the next day off from work or it may have been just the morning.
he said no because of the normal stress tests and also no to a chest MRI. He says the Chest CAT SCAN is better than a Chest MRI, except for things like identifying MS (e.g nerve issues) Do you feel I have had a very solid work-up that has eliminated chest/abdominal cancer and heart disease, as a cause of my pains. Is a chest CT as good as a chest MRI. My Dr. says there is no way I have cancer or heart disease causing my pain because these tests would have detected these diseases.
Hi, Sllowe sent this to me because i was looking for a 3T that does sedation... hope this helps Frann I'm not sure if they do sedation here, but they do have the 3T. . . . thought it would be worth a call, if you have not checked this one yet. SL ______________ University Hospital, Newark, NJ http://www.umdnj.edu/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/quinnaj/437-cfef.cgi?
Well, I believed him all these years till I got my records and began to read,,The MRI scan of the Brain states this: There is a slight prominence of adenoidal pad. Cellebellar tonsils are approximately 6mm below the plane of the foramen magnum, minimally low in position. No evidence of upper cervical syrinx or significant deformity of fourth ventricle. No significant intracranial pathology is seen. Impression: slightly low position of the cerebeller tonsils.
Since then I have been pretty healthy until recently. About 8 weeks ago I started getting these severe pains in my right side under my rib cage. When I take a deep breath it is like someone is stabbing me. I have no fever and this pain is re-occuring. Some days I am fine, others I can't move. I have been to the emergency room twice. The first time they told me my liver enzymes were real high but there was no sign of pancreatits and they sent me home with pain killers.
It lasted about 1 minute. I went to the ER and had an EKG, CT Scan, MRI and MRA - all normal. I was diagnosed with a complex migraine. Then I had a rapid heart beat and went to the ER - this was about 4 months ago. I had an EKG, CT Scan and Stress Echo - all normal. Since then, I have had a regular echo and a carotid arterty ultrasound - all normal. I am on 12.5 mg of Toprol for an inappropriate sinus tachy. - I was on 37.5 but that was too much.
hepc 1a stage 4 every 30 days my blood markers are doubling doctors worryd at 2500 now there 9000 AFP's ,, is this it, the big one, our just another crack in the wall, no tumors found yet mri on the 22 sep under full sedation i found out the hard way im clousta phobic.....
I talked with a man recently that worked with MRI units. They needed someone to use when working on the MRI, and he volunteered. He received a free scan of his head. Problem is that they discovered that he had a brain tumor. (fortunate that he volunteered for the test). Anyway, surgery was necessary. He said that he was frightened out of his mind until they gave him the Anesthetic. (Versed?) He said he started laughing. (His words). Best of health and happiness.
one lasted 10 minutes, and was focal, afebrile (right side of body only). The other happened after he was under sedation for a CT scan. (He was under general anesthesia prior to that for an ABR, and had no problems). About 6 hours after the procedure, my son got very lethargic and hot, vomitted, and rhythmically "punched out" with his right arm for less than a minute. It all ended as quickly as it began. We called the recovery room, and they were not concerned.
If the EGD is an upper endoscopy, perhaps you could ask to have that done under conscious sedation? If you were diagnosed with Pancreatitis in the ER, doesn't it make sense that you had Pancreatitis in the ER? If there is any way to get copies of your test results, they could be very illuminating. I've learned that you can learn more through test results and reports than you ever imagined. Doctors tend to compress information and sometimes they leave things out entirely.
These helped for a short while-although I had complications following the procedure under sedation. Over the last 4-6 months I have had almost continuous pain in my right buttock area. I have had a SI injection which did not give any relief. The pain is now constant (and very wearing)when I stand and do any activities. I take anti inflammatories and pain killers but they give mittle respite. I am not able to do my job as I could.
I am in the similar situation but my pediatrician is sending my 9 month old daughter to a neurologist this Wednesday for a MRI scan...they will be peacefully asleep under the mild sedation and not know anything. My pediatrician's reasoning is this...the sooner the diagnosis is made, the better the prognosis due to the specialized therapy that will be given.
Got my MRI scan this friday i wonder how it will go....
I saw my gastro last week and he has ordered a CT scan of pelvis,abdomen,liver and pancreas, 26 June and an upper GI endoscopy under sedation 9th July. I was dx by MRI last Nov with 2 strictures in the small intestine, but was asymptomatic then. I suspect my problems are either pancreatitis or the narrowed strictures. I don't feel it is a Crohn's flare, as I have been on injections of methotrexate for 7 yrs, and a flare feels quite different.
The twitching is actually worse when I lay on my back or when there is any pressure on my back, so I think MRI would be impossible without sedation. I really just want the spasms/twitching to go away and need some advice ... am I on the right track with my doctors/treatment? Should I see neurology? The spasms are pretty dramatic and sometimes jerky. I don't even want to go out in public since I have no control over this and it's embarassing!!
I really appreciate all the info you gave me. I have had a CT scan, and MRI and an ultrasound. I guess these tests are the last resort. I go to the doc on Tuesday for my yearly physical so I'm going to talk to him a little more about it too. I'm very glad you are better and once again thanks for the info!!
To cut a long story short, my GP sent me to a neurologist who did lots of tests then sent me for an MRI scan which I had done last week. Now the neurlogist has said I MUST have a lumbar puncture as there are white spots on the scan ( more than there should be). Since Xmas the symptoms came back again but this time they hung around for longer and were a bit more pronounced.
You could do blood tests to check pancrease/liver to see if they're elevated (usually the pancrease is scanned via ct scan or mri) Also I have upper left abdominal pain that also is in the upper left back..one test you could try is celiac, i've been tested a bunch also and that's my only real possible solution I think..everything else was ruled out.. many people have it and you could take gluten out of your diet (along with others like soy) *after* you've been tested.
I had the test where they put a camera down my throat and another one up my bum under sedation and nothing came out plus a load of blood tests, ultrasound on my stomach and an abdo MRI scan.
I saw my gastro 2 weeks ago and he has ordered a CT scan of pelvis,abdomen,liver and pancreas June 26th, and an upper endoscopy under sedation 9th July. I see him in clinic 9th July for results. Meantime he has prescribed domperidone for the nausea and omeprazole in case ulcers in the mall intestine are the cause. I had an MRI Nov 2007 where 2 strictures were found in my small intestine (through adhesions), but I was asymptomatic, and nothing done.
The patient is made into an electrical circuit by placing grounding pads on the thighs. The procedure may be performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or conscious sedation. A 14to 17.5 gauge needle-electrode with an insulated shaft and non-insulated tip, is inserted through the skin with imaging guidance using ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI. A treatment session has only 10 to 60 minutes of active ablation or cooking.
YES, SINCE I WENT FOR BLOODWORK TODAY, THEY DO WANT TO DO THE CT SCAN FIRST AND THEN HE'LL ADVISE. THE LEVELS WERE SLIGHTLY HIGH 3 YRS AGO SO WE'LL SEE WHAT ALL THE BLOODWORK COMES BACK BY EARLY NEXT WEEK AND THEN WE'LL GET THE APPT. FOR GETTING THE CT SCAN DONE ON THE PELVIC AND THE STOMACH AREAS. STILL HOPING THAT BIOPSY IS NOT NECESSARY. WOULD IT BE DONE AS AN OUTPATIENT DO YOU KNOW?
As for the MRI - yes - I had mine without contrast as I have allergies . I had a closed MRI of the brain ; and not knowing what to expect , I refused sedation . Being claustrophobic , I did accept a cloth over my eyes at the last minute . If you are familiar with meditation or self-hypnosis , I must say it works miracles . During my MRI , I did self-hypnosis and mentally , I never left the beach during the entire test . You must really concentrate because the machine can be quite loud .
It is not usual or normal that an x-ray will reveal any SIJ problems. Mine is just so severe that it does. An MRI or CT scan will not reveal SIJ issues. Only the SIJ injection will provide a definitive DX.
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