Thank-You for your kind words of concern! I really appreciate that! You know one time when I had an MRI and I got a "Charlie Horse" muscle spasms in my back and in my leg, at the same time, I was pressing on the panic button,they were asking me what was wrong and that I needed to lay still! All I wanted is for them to get me out of the thing! I don't know about anyone else but when I get Charlie horses in the back and inside of my thighs, I just can not lay still!
The MRI yesterday wasn't terribly bad, but they had my head tilted a little and that really affects my arms and my swallowing and gag reflex. I am glad that it didn't last any longer than it did! I really hate when I start having those laryngeal spasms it actually hurts, it just about like when you are sick to your stomach and start wretching but your stomach is not involved, just your throat and upper body muscles, it is just about like if something is caught in your throat and your trying to get it out but nothing is there, and the spasms won't stop! When that happens ( and it is getting all to frequent right now) my arms hurt so bad, and I get the electric shocks and needle sticks from shoulder to shoulder across my chest and in my neck! This past Tuesday night when I was going to my divorce support group meeting, I stopped at Culvers a fast food place for a Cheeseburger and fries. Anyway my arms were really bothering me that night, and when I got out of the car, to go into the place, I twisted my neck a little and all of a sudden I started gagging, I was imbarrassed as some people were driving by, and I am leaning over wretching, anyway I got back into the car, and just sat their wretching and holding my arms tightly into my chest and rocking, it really does hurt so bad. After a while it eased up and stopped, so I sat there for a while and dried my tears and put on my sun glasses and slowly went in and got my food and went on to the meeting. Every one commented at the divorce group that I was moving very slow and I looked pale, and they asked if I was feeling OK.
I probably should have just went home but it is close to an hour drive one way and I sure didn't want to do that for nothing! And I am glad I went though! When I first started going to the meetings, I started in the middle, as each week they cover different topics, and I missed the first 6 or 7 sessions! Last Tuesday night was the beginning of a new group, there was some new faces and some old ones that like me either started late and wanted to go to the sessions they missed, or they just wanted to take it over again!
Anyway I do hope I can get some answers to this, the last time I seen my neurologist and he ordered this MRI, he was running late and was extremely rushed, and even though he ordered the MRI, I felt like I was being blown off a little! Maybe it was just because he was in a hurry! I hope so anyway!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV