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   Posted 10/1/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I went for my MRI of the brain and neck today.  With and without contrast.  How paranoid am I?  They said they were going to take them by courier straight to my doctor's office.  My appointment with the doctor has been set up for tomorrow at 1.  This was my first MRI in an open forum instead of closed.  I liked it so very much better.  Not as claustrophobic feeling to it.  Two tests had to be repeated because I was having spasms during the test and kept jerking.  Dizziness for the past 4 days.  It is like I am standing at the end of the hall on a cruise ship and everything is rocking in the water.  How weird is that???

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   Posted 10/1/2007 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually if you WERE on a cruise ship...assuming its stabilizers were WOULDN'T feel dizzy!! Unless they run into a huge storm, you almost never feel motion on a cruise ship! :)

But..vertigo, dizziness, all that, are unfortunately common with some folks with MS. Are you by chance having any ear problems, though? Ear infections can also cause dizziness, and that should be ruled out first.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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   Posted 10/1/2007 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Neuro checked my ears. Said everything looked good there. I still try to blame everything on perimenopause as my hormones are really RAGING with me right now. That and dealing with three teenage girls (15, 18, 19) they are under the impression that they are way to old for advice from mom and pop... :-)

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   Posted 10/1/2007 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Doodle

I'm so glad u'll be seeing u'r neuro so quickly! Maybe those mri films will be revealing...i certainly hope so. Funny u mention the menopause thought...and u may have mentioned it in the past as well (i remember this coming up with someone not so long ago). I was once told that can cause many of the symptoms that look like ms. I was given a link to review and on THAT site it did indeed say that the symptoms i was having could be menopause. I guess just food for thought. Have u had u'r levels checked recently?? That would certainly be better than ms! Best wishes to u on the appt and please let us know how it goes and if u learn anything.
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   Posted 10/2/2007 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Doodle did you say your body was jerking?? Mine jerked so bad once during an MRI with contrast my vein collapsed so we had to start over.But all worked out. I can so relate to you and your dizziness..It will get better in time.But unfornunatley its a horrible feeling so I hope they can get you straightened out..I wish you the best and hope everything goes well for you.pokey79
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   Posted 10/3/2007 2:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I jerked and spasmed so much during an evoked potential test that I wonder how the results could possibly be accurate. ...the test results came back inconclusive....I wonder if they can still get an accurate reading when your body is not behaving.
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