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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 8/5/2010 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Where should I start...hmm
 
I decided to keep them on their toes from the beginning. First low bloodsugar (diabetic) and they dont allow us to eat before anstheia. I think they used sugar water in my iv. I went down to my 60s according to a nurse.
 
I remmeber clips of things happening, but I was so drugged so I have a lot of gaps. I remember waking up in the MRI machine. and having this mask right over me. and I'm enclosed. I remember gasping for air like I was going to suffocate. I don't remmeber them pulling me out or putting oxygen on me. I was going in and out of conciousness. According to a nurse, I went into an anxiety attack and stayed in it while I was sleeping and all of a sudden I was coughing so hard it triggered my asthma. I kinda remember hacking and not able to breath. I remember hearing a nurse commenting that I had to have some kind of trama to make me react even in my sleep. I also remember the ansthia (sleep doctor) saying something about giving me more. I don't remember the rest til I was in recovery and had a hard time waking up.
 
I've had a lot of vertigo and have been falling in and out of lseep since. Sigh and ot think another doctor wants a full body mri....
 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis, Anxiety
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prednisone, Cingulair, Albuterol, Pro-Air, Morphine, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops, Percocet, Immuran, Alvesco, Allerga, Gabapentin, Visteral  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl Undergoing Chemotherapy Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) For MRIs and Anxiety, Surpressed Immune Sytem

TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 8/5/2010 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Desiree - did this happen to you today?

Is anyone there to take care of you tonight?

Please take good care of yourself. This is worrying.
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!

KellieJo
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   Posted 8/5/2010 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry I been in the full body MRI, it stinks ain't gonna lie to you. I refused any medication next time that won't be case. I remember praying alot and the one time I opened my eyes I about had a cow.
'Brokenness means we are ready for change. Lord, come take my pieces and make me what you want.' Mark Brown

puppylover
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   Posted 8/5/2010 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I've only had 1 MRI and it was an "open" MRI. I don't know if I could do it again awake. I wasn't prepared for the panic I felt-and it wasn't full body. Next time I want to be asleep.
Puppylover
 
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On the eighth day God created Golden Retrievers.

Hara
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   Posted 8/6/2010 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I hate MRI's open or the tube. I'm never having another one again period.
 
I hope that you get better. Take care.
 
HARA

livenlaugh
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   Posted 8/6/2010 5:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had a couple of MRI's and they stink. I make sure that my eyes are closed for the entire time and I was not drugged. Take deep breathes and take care of yourself today!

GSDgirl
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   Posted 8/6/2010 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh geeze Smurf, sorry that it was such an ordeal for you and glad that it is over.
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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AustenFan
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   Posted 8/6/2010 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Bless your heart. I'm sorry MRI's are such a trial for you. I hope if you have to have another one that it goes a bit smoother.

I have both asthma and anxiety too, and they feed off of each other. Having them in an MRI tube is unimaginable to me. If you have to have another one, hopefully they can sedate you a little deeper from the beginning.

Hugs - Austen
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MsBunky
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   Posted 8/6/2010 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I have an MRI scheduled for my brain and neck. I"m imagining this means they will put me in the machine head first, so the rest of my body is "out". I don't think I'll panic if that's how its done. No one has said anything about any kind of sedative...but I"m crossing my fingers it will be just fine.

Glad you're feeling better!

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoroacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (both wrists), Reynauds, IBS, Scar Tissue/Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

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Sherrine
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   Posted 8/6/2010 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Yes, this did sound like you had an anxiety attack.  I had an MRI for my hearing.  They enclosed my head in a box with a lid that only had slits for my eyes and nose because my head had to remain very still and then put my whole body in the machine.  It was close to Christmas so I just closed my eyes and sang Christmas carols for 45 minutes.  I was soooo happy when they pulled me out but that happiness disappeared because they put dye in my system and put me back in the machine for another 20 minutes!

No, MRI's aren't fun and if I have to have another one, I want an open MRI.  If you are the least bit claustrophobic, that could send you into anxiety...and asthma added to the mixture sure didn't help.  I hope you are better now. 

Sherrine


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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 8/6/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm clasterphobic and I woke up too soon is what happened to me, according to them when they checked on me today. I knew I was clasterphobic, and that is what set the attacks off. Thats why I had to be put out to begin with
 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis, Anxiety
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prednisone, Cingulair, Albuterol, Pro-Air, Morphine, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops, Percocet, Immuran, Alvesco, Allerga, Gabapentin, Visteral  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl Undergoing Chemotherapy Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) For MRIs and Anxiety, Surpressed Immune Sytem

Hara
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   Posted 8/6/2010 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
MsBunky said...
I have an MRI scheduled for my brain and neck. I"m imagining this means they will put me in the machine head first, so the rest of my body is "out". I don't think I'll panic if that's how its done. No one has said anything about any kind of sedative...but I"m crossing my fingers it will be just fine.

Glad you're feeling better!

hugs,
Pam
 
Yes Pam you have to go head first into the machine. I've done it. It was not very pleasant for me either. I've tried both open and tube MRI's and neither is fun. At least NOT for me. And you have to ask your doctor for sedatives if you want any before you go in to have your MRI.
HARA

Post Edited (Hara) : 8/6/2010 4:14:12 PM (GMT-6)


sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 8/6/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry Desiree that it was such a bad experience. I have my fear of heights so I know how overwhelming it can feel when faced with a situation like this. I sincerely hope that the next one you have they put you into a deeper sleep so that you wont have to go through what you did today again. Praying for you always.
Gentle Hugs
Shirley
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)
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