Mri scan under sedation

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Avatar f tn WHAT THE APPROPRIATE SOLUTION FOR PATIENT WHO NEED A BRAIN MRI STUDY BUT CAN'T STAY STILL FOR A FEW SECONDS?
Avatar f tn 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!
Avatar n tn If your son does get an MRI, insist on a 3T MRI (not a CAT, and not a 1T scan or a 2T scan), which is far superior in diagnosing epileptic disorders with defineable cellular origins.
620004 tn?1227825306 Hi...I had an MRI done with contrast under sedation yesterday and I am just a little concerned about everything that I am hearing about this dye that they use for this procedure. I suffer from panic disorder so I take .5 mg of Klonipin twice daily. I woke up today after trying to recover from the vercid and propheral (or however it is spelled) and feel just awful! My back is hurting and I feel as though I cannot lift my arms properly! My chest also feels very heavy.
565061 tn?1314241091 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.....
Avatar n tn I wanted to echo what Heather said. I have had both a closed AND open MRI. 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.
Avatar m tn my pain is unbearable cant lay flat went for ct scan but under sedation but got let down got to wait another 2 weeks the pain on right side is to painfull don't know what to do cant bend do nothink am taking morphine and pain killers don't work
703031 tn?1398963307 Currently she is diagnosed with PDD and will be receiving occupational, speech and physical therapy. The neurologist would like her to have an MRI with sedation, an EEG and of course some bloodwork. Can you tell me your thoughts and experiences with the MRI with sedation? DH and I are split on the subject. We will be discussing with her pediatrician tomorrow as well.
Avatar n tn i had mri scan of my brian 3 weeks ago and now want me to have another with the dye injected first . does this mean they have found somehing wrong ?
Avatar f tn I have recently had an MRI scan and the report has indicated that I have a L5/S1 circumferential disc bulge whih displaces the exiting L5 nerve roots bilaterally.. On the left this effaces the perineural fate and contacts the L5 nerve root. A neurosurgeon has apparently reviewed my scan and said there is no evidence of this disc bulge without even seeing me and suggested tertherd cord syndrome should be investigated..
Avatar n tn Let us know if your gastro will substitute a scan for the colonoscopy. And naturally if you decide to risk twilight sedation, let us know how that goes, too. The way you "private message" someone is you click on their blue name, and there's a link on that webpage that comes up that allows you to message me.
Avatar f tn Is it necessary to have more than one MRI scan done. I have only ever had the one scan, 15 yrs ago which was when I was given my official dx, despite having several episodes/relapses since. Initially told I had RRMS now being told I have SPMS with relapses.
Avatar f tn My daughter is six months old and she had an MRI done last month. Of course she was sedated. They gave her rectal Thiopental Sodium. Basically squirted it up her bum and then she fell asleep in my arms a few minutes later. Sedation is like making you in a deep sleep, for a period of time and then still have the ability to wake up quickly. General knocks you out and there is a period of time for you to fully awaken from it.
Avatar n tn The gagging gets so bad that he begins to hyper ventilate and his oxygen begins to go low. So then the sedation gets raised right back up. There is a lot of eye movement under his eye lids at times. We haven’t seen him jerk for the last 2 days but he’s been heavily sedated so we don’t know.
88793 tn?1290227177 I wish to ask, if anyone has a pacemaker implanted under the sedation? Did you wake up in the middle of the procedure? Did you feel pain or uncomfort during the procedure? Or you slept through the whole procedure without knowing anything? Why they only let me choose from either local or general anesthetic? Is there a sedation performed during this kind of procedure?
Avatar f tn I will also recommend looking into sedation. MRI machines are a scary place - especially for you if you're in pain. The only requirement with having sedation is that someone must drive you home. Receptionists at my facility actually ask me who I am with before I am called in. I hope you can get the opportunity to have the test in a facility with technicians who are compassionate and kind.
776872 tn?1247938680 Got my MRI scan this friday i wonder how it will go....
Avatar f tn I also assume that having a neck and head MRI is a more difficult MRI to deal with if you are claustrophobic. I could never make it through a MRI tube awake. As you said someone with: phobias are not something you can simply put aside. I was able to get one done using a sit down machine where the disc are on the sides of you and did it without a sedative.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn I have seen my PCP and I have had a CT scan done. I have tried the MRI machine but even with a valium I cannot complete the test because I am very claustrophobic. I have not been having any headaches or any upset stomach or vomiting. My balance and memory are fine. Im not on any medication. I am 33 year old overweight male. I have had all bloodwork and diabetes test performed and come back normal. I just completed a heart echo and carotid artery test and came out normal as well.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn They help relax the muscles and can lessen the spasms. Also see if they will set a couple of pillows under your legs when they do the mri. I am not positive they will be able to do the pillows because it may interfere with the image but I have been able to have them put a small pillow or wedge under my knees for me. It really helps with the twitching spasms. Best wishes, Sissie.
Avatar m tn Any one have a bad experience with endoscopy? had it done earlier this week with sedation, but sedation didn't work right. I was really nervous, so my adrenaline was high. I felt like a brick that couldn't move while I was moaning, yelling, and gagging with the scope down my throat. It was awful and I remembered most of it. I think they like you sedated, so you can't fight them if you're one of the ones that doesn't respond to the sedation.
Avatar n tn In this case I can safely suggest reading about MRI scans on Wikipedia. I've had a MRI scan before, on the brain. The Wikipedia article should thoroughly explain the process for you.