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Evolution
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   Posted 11/6/2006 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all

I went to my therapist today and he wants me to get a PET scan, hes going to talk to my doctor. Should i be worried? have any of you ever had a PET scan?

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 11/6/2006 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Did he say WHY he wants to do this? I looked up PET scan and if your insurance covers it, I'd say go for it. I know that my insurance would never pay for something like this. It sounds like a great diagnostic tool. Try not to worry. Ask questions, lots of questions - you are the customer. Keep us posted.
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Evolution
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   Posted 11/6/2006 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
well really the onlything that bothers me lately is that my head feels like it has knot feeling to it, and a pressure, not pain but just a sensation assiosated with dizzyness.
any of you ever get that?

Ive been having it often for like a month now.

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 11/6/2006 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Has your doc referred you to a neurologist? He obviously believes that this PET can show him what's going on. I hope other post too. Wish I could be of more help. Feel better.
Talk2Kel 
DX: chronic migraine, cervical degeneration, depression/anxiety 
RX: Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Soma, Immitrex 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/7/2006 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
PET scan....................... is a great Diagnostic Tool
Positron Emissions Tomography
We have one here in Ontario
What it does unlike the ultrasound and other tests is it lets the Doctor or gives the Doctor Information about Tissue Funtion(s)

Is also used for Epilepsy ......cancer and other disease
No I am not saying you have this but it would no doubt be used to find out about the symptoms you have been having with dizziness and the "knot " feeling in your head
I am only giving my opinion I am not a doctor so it would e best to find out EXACTLY wht it is being needed and yes do ask many questions
THAT is your RIGHT ........
Keep us posted and I dont think you need to fear this test in fact it should answer your questions
Lyn.


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Evolution
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   Posted 11/7/2006 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I think its just a piece of mind really.

I dont know, lately its just strange, I always feel like im doing everything wrong. Like talking for example, for some reason I think that I am always not pronouncing words or my sentence structure is not right. Sometimes I will feel like its not really me talking, like im out side o will be talking and ill say a word or anything like austomatically i didnt even think about it, it just sorta came out.

Sometimes somebody will say a joke and i wont get it right then I have to think about it, or I just cant seem to think straight, Ill think about one thing and then all of sudden im thinking about something else. Or i cant remember what it was I was think about or talking about.

I usually dont notice most thing around me anymore, I get there little spots in my vision that last for a couple of seconds then goes away. I always run into things for some reason, also alot of the time it just seems like im staring out in space, not look at anything specific.

I over analise eveything thing i do or happens to me, ill forget names of people I havent seen from in while or I cant think of a word i need, sometimes I look at something, I feel like I dont what part of it want to look at, for example, ill pick up a pencil and I dont know whI want to look at the tip or the end or the middle. its just wierd, or when i want to do something, i never feel like i can decide on anything. Its strange I know, but an any of you relate or been through this? does it ever go away? does anxiety ever calms down after time? its been almost a year and I havent felt better.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/8/2006 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
This still (most of it ) does happen to me and I have had A/P since young
YES many things have gotten soooo much better for me too though
I do more techniques to help me thru things now than ever befor
I was the biggest "skeptic" ever..........
I would go for that test if it were I but here in canada (ontario) it is covered by OHIP
Just my 2 cents
lyn
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Evolution
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   Posted 11/8/2006 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks, it really helps to know that im not the only one i guess

i just wish health care was free in the states...sigh

Howlyncat
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   Posted 11/8/2006 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I hear ya I am totally amazed at the health care system in other Countries yet we still have ppl really grip and complain about ours.........they are (gov) trying for privitazation but the canadians will not go for it ...........
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Daisysmom
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   Posted 11/8/2006 10:54 PM (GMT -7)   

The symptoms you describe sound like they are worthy of a very serious look. Hope you are OK.

-- MK

I am not a doctor, but I'd like to play one on TV

 

 


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   Posted 11/9/2006 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree Daisy

Love your sig line lol
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