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Offline Alynmc

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MRI today
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:58:58 AM »
I am having a brain MRI today because of constant tingling/pins and needles in my left hand and foot. My Dr. said she was concerned because all the symptoms were on the same side. I had an MRI 8 years ago because of severe headaches. They found a 'lesion' on my brain stem, I had to wait 4 days to see a neurologist who determined the 'lesion' was an artifact (dust) on the MRI. I think that was the trigger for my HA. So today I am trying to have a positive attitude, but I'm afraid if I think positive the results will be bad. Does that make sense?
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 02:37:06 PM »
I can relate to your concern because I have had MRI's  due to neurological sensations as well. My results were all negative and I bet yours will be too. It does make sense what you wrote about positive thinking, at least to me. I am afraid my health issues will be serious if I don't worry about them, and I know this is illogical.
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 04:54:29 PM »
The office called and had to reschedule the MRI for tomorrow morning. Ugh.  My foot is tingling so bad today and now I have a weird pain on the top of my head. I hate this. I am so afraid of a brain tumor.
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 08:01:22 PM »
Sorry you had to have the test put off...wish you could just get it over with!  It's highly unlikely to be a brain tumor.  Will it be a spinal MRI as well as head?  I wouldn't be shocked if you had some slipped discs or pinched nerves.
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 10:02:23 AM »
Leaving in a bit for the MRI. I woke up with more symptoms, which has put me in a total panic. My left arm and leg feel like they are burning. And my face is completely flushed/red. I did the worst thing I could do and I googled those symptoms. Brain tumor. I hate this.
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014, 11:21:56 AM »
You have just stressed yourself out. I know because I have done it myself. 

You will be okay.

Let us know how it goes.
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2014, 12:48:12 PM »
I just got home. No results yet, but I can say with certainty that the demeanor of the technician was completely different after the MRI. Before he was friendly and chatty  after the MRI he didn't say much just took me back to the dressing room and showed me where the exit was. No 'bye', 'have a good day'. Nothing. I am freaking out, he must have seen something.
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2014, 01:03:24 PM »
Alynmc you are definitely reading too much into his demeanor. He may have been thinking of something else at that moment, who knows? We become hypersensitive at times like this and notice everything. You will be fine.

Let us know how everything goes.
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2014, 01:04:45 PM »
If he saw something, he would gone to get someone. They would not have let you leave. I had a friend a few years ago with a brain tumor and they told her right there in the room that they needed her to go to Fairfax Hospital immediately. They don't play...And for some more comfort, her first brain tumor SIGN (not symptom! there is a difference!) is that she started losing her ability to speak.
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2014, 04:04:55 PM »
The office called, but not with the MRI results. They called with blood test results. They said everything with that looked fine, except a slightly elevated white blood cell count.  If everything is fine why would they point out the white blood cell count? They said they hadn't received the MRI results yet.
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2014, 05:57:54 PM »
HeatherJoy is right, they would not have let you leave.  The tech could have gotten a phone call, had bad news, been ticked at a co-worker…the list goes on. 

As for the WBC, remember that they're just not focus on one thing with the test results, they're looking into the whole package.  Again, they would have said if something was wrong.
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2014, 06:42:08 PM »
Having had MRIs myself, they read them within 24 hours, so I think if you call and tell them of your anxiety, maybe they can help you with a sooner follow up appt.
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2014, 08:16:37 PM »
Good news!  MRI came back normal/clear!  Dr. dais she has no idea what could cause the tingling and if it continues I can follow up with a neurologist. Happy about the MRI, but still in search of answers.
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2014, 09:03:38 PM »
YAYYYYYY!!!!  :bigsmile:
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Re: MRI today
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2014, 10:20:26 PM »
Yay!  I love how we all try to read the techs' moods...it's so pointless, yet I think we've all done it! 

I'm surprised a pinched nerve wasn't mentioned as a possibility.  Also I sometimes get one-sided numbness with migraines.
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