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Offline emily1994

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Re: Being sent for another MRI
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2014, 10:24:35 PM »
Only your left ear rings?
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Re: Being sent for another MRI
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2014, 10:40:44 PM »
Only your left ear rings?

YUP!  just the one ear.

don't get me wrong -- i have ringing in the right ear maybe....once a month for a few seconds, then it's gone. but that is normal, from what i have been told. the left ear, though? constant. it has not stopped for 25 months now. last month was 2 years. i cannot stand it. BUT, i have also gotten used to it. but it still makes my HA flare up. i even posted about it in the forums the other night, hoping to hear from someone....ANYONE who has gone through the same thing. that is when i read your post. i am now in love with the forums, haha!
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Re: Being sent for another MRI
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2014, 10:57:17 PM »
Emily1994 - I just wanted to let you in on a little info regarding the IV - they can actually give you lidocane (sp?) (the stuff that the dentist gives you before doing a filling) in your hand/arm before they put the IV in. I've only seen this done once, (I'm a doula, a woman who helps a mama through natural labor) in the hospital. They did it because my mama had a phobia of needles, so they got a surgical nurse to come and give lidocane first, and then insert the IV. Just an option I wanted you to be aware of  :winking0008:
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Re: Being sent for another MRI
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2014, 12:40:35 AM »
I practically live in MRI machines anymore! The contrast doesn't hurt per se, but you can feel an all body "warmness" sometimes and it goes away pretty quick. It's not scary, just weird. You may not even feel it. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. I have noticed that if I ask for mild sedation prior to the procedure (Xanax usually) that I don't even notice the IV. I just fall asleep in the tube!!  You will be fine, but if you have fears ask for sedation and take a nap. Best of luck on your results and keep us posted!
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Re: Being sent for another MRI
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2014, 01:49:22 AM »
I've had it as well and they feeling is kind of...interesting.  You can feel it and it starts in one part and works around.  There is NO PAIN.  It's a warming sensation not a burning sensation.  I kinda get a kick out of it.  The first time it took me off guard, but I expected it already.  So I relaxed and it just felt funny.  The guy would did my contrast was really cool and he told me in his 15 years of doing it he only saw one person react.  That calmed me down a lot. 

If you are allergic to shellfish let them know. If not you should be all good.  Sometimes you can get a little lightheaded or feel some nausea but it's normal and not dangerous.  He did say a few has vomited from the experience but that to is not abnormal and is still seldom.  I felt zero effects from it except the warming.

Oh and the needle feels just like getting a regular IV in or blood drawn.   

You should be fine.  Try to think of it as a cool body experience and don't work yourself up. 
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Re: Being sent for another MRI
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2014, 02:18:22 AM »
Last summer I had both with and without contrast MRI of the brain done. They injected the contrast dye into me without IV and it also caused the 'warm feeling' others here describe. I prefer IV's to straight needles, for some reason they're more comfortable for me.
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Re: Being sent for another MRI
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2014, 08:35:28 AM »
Thanks for all the replies! I hope I don't get a reaction. I also hope that contrast stuff doesn't have negative long term affects on the body (cancer!).

Do you guys think that since I had an mri without contrast in November that I should be fine and no tumor should show up?
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Re: Being sent for another MRI
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2014, 05:09:51 PM »
Thanks for all the replies! I hope I don't get a reaction. I also hope that contrast stuff doesn't have negative long term affects on the body (cancer!).

Here's where the getting of unneeded med testing can create future problems. You alluded to your Doc giving you this 2nd MRI because you pressed for it so, in my humble opinion, this would be a medically unnecessary test. And, now even before the testing you are perceiving potential future health concerns from the contrast dye. This is how HA operates. This is how we get cemented into fear cycles.


Do you guys think that since I had an mri without contrast in November that I should be fine and no tumor should show up?

99% certain you will be fine and no tumor will show up. Nothing is 100% really....except that HA peeps won't really find lasting peace until they move away from medical intervention, at some point, after being told we are overall OK - healthy:)

Emily, I'm on your side - promise. I don't begrudge anyone for having med tests or running to the Doc when they are struggling with serious HA. I've been there. It's what happens, often. But, there is a viable healing path out there for almost all of us. That healing path for mental health challenges (anxiety) will not develop that well until we do move away from most medical intervention.

I wish you well. And, I'm sure your MRI will be just fine:)

Peace and Feel Well:)
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Re: Being sent for another MRI
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2014, 05:23:09 PM »
Well I'm sure this MRI won't be approved by the insurance company since I had one in November, even though we just had to change companies because of my dad's work.
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Re: Being sent for another MRI
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2014, 06:43:35 PM »

If you are allergic to shellfish let them know. If not you should be all good.  Sometimes you can get a little lightheaded or feel some nausea but it's normal and not dangerous.  He did say a few has vomited from the experience but that to is not abnormal and is still seldom.  I felt zero effects from it except the warming.
 

If you are allergic to shellfish you need to avoid the contrast in a ct scan.  That in an MRI it totally different and being allergic to shellfish won't matter. 
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