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Mandalynn210
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   Posted 12/18/2006 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys...
 
I just have a simple question. I haven't had an MRI done. I guess none of my doctors has believed I needed one. But sometimes when I get a really bad migraine that lasts for days and days and just sucks (you know, that one) I feel like maybe I should have had one done... because one day I may not snap out of it or cancer could possibly be too far for help??? Maybe its just be worrying, but its a thought.
 
So the question is, do you think everyone who suffers from migraines should have an MRI?

mommyto3
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   Posted 12/18/2006 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Mandalynn--

My personal opinion is yes! I think for several reasons: rule out any other medical issues that may be causing or contributing to the headaches/migraines, peace of mind for us that we know we've had things checked out and it looks okay and nothing else appears to be lurking, etc...

If you have coverage that can pay for the test and your doctor agrees to it I think it is worth it. I have them every three-six months or if there is a major change in my condition. I should get results tomorrow from the one last week...

Take Care!

Brad69
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   Posted 12/18/2006 11:43 PM (GMT -7)   
To answer your Question= YES !
 
Not trying to scare you, but I stuggled with migraines for 3 years, all sorts of medications, some worked, some didn't. One day my wife insisted to me that I go to another Dr. because the current one insisted on treating me his self, and wouldn't do any thing but change medications, So....... I agreed and changed Dr's and was immediately sent to a neurologist for further examination.
 
Sadly I was diagnosed with a Menningiomas brain tumor, which was removed on Sept 8, 2006. yeah   So far so good, I have some problems, but I am ALIVE.  So you see my opinion from my standpoint. I wasted 3+ years of my life, when it could have been taken care of earlier. Who knows if it would have mattered, but struggling with migraines for 3 years wasn't to pleasent either.....
 
Good Luck either way,
 
Brad Stone

Mandalynn210
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   Posted 12/19/2006 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the responses guys... sounds like it may be a good idea. I was just wondering why my docs haven't wanted to do it. I've been to both a physician who specializes in depression and migraines and a neurologist and neither has even mentioned an MRI. Not even that they don't think I need one. I guess next time I go back I'll make a point to ask if its something they feel should happen. Then again, I think as a migrain sufferer ANYONE with migraines should be given one. Even if it turns out fine. I've been reading of people talk of the sharp pains on here, and I've been having an abundance of them over the past year. Not to mention an overall abundance of migraines overall, in all different (and new) places. I'll speak with my neurologist soon. Guess I'll have to see if insurance covers it first and if not... how much it may cost :(

Brad69
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   Posted 12/19/2006 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
 My insurance covered it, only if I was refered by my family physician.
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