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Not a good thing that MRI - made me sicker than anything

Friday, January 24, 2014

Oh what a horrible day yesterday was. I had an MRI of my head scheduled. Well, that was a bust! About halfway through the MRI I got terribly sick and started throwing up. At least they got me out in time - I was so afraid of throwing up in the MRI machine. Sat there for a few minutes drinking 7Up and had a cool wash cloth on my face and I started to feel better. So we thought okay we'll try again. Wrong answer! As soon as I laid back down I got sick again. So we decided it would be best if I rescheduled after I felt better.
So I made it out to the car and my son said I looked awful. I was afraid to eat anything because I was so sick at my stomach. We went to Sam's Club to pick just a few groceries and I barely made it through the store. I was dizzy and light-headed, nauseated and had a migraine. The ride home was horrible (it's almost 30 miles to Sam's Club from my house).
I got home and took some Phenergan for the nausea and vomiting and laid down for a couple hours. Everything was just spinning. Got up a couple hours later and felt okay - just better than before but still nauseated and had the migraine. I did manage to eat something though and sit up for a while and not get sick.
This morning I woke up and still had a bad headache, just not a bad migraine - thankfully. I was a little nauseated but I managed to eat a little breakfast.
My retina specialist called to reschedule Monday's appointment to February 24th. So afterward I called and rescheduled my MRI for February 10th but I made it later in the day, hoping that I would feel better by then.
I have never gotten this sick from an MRI before. Usually it's just a bad headache. Nothing like this though. I just felt like my entire body was totally out of whack. My son says it was the MRI that did it. I know I felt pretty good going into it. They had problems getting my head and neck situated yesterday. I have spinal problems from my neck down so laying flat on my back is hard without a pillow which you can't have when you have an MRI. By the time they figured it all out I was starting to hurt (mainly my neck and back) which would have started the whole mess. Then the cotton balls wouldn't stay in my ears - next time I'll bring ear plugs. I was doing okay and I was meditating to keep myself relaxed and calm. Then it just hit all of the sudden like. So I don't know. I expected to have a headache but nothing like this.
Maybe next time if I take the Phenergan before I get there, maybe that will help. I had my migraine meds with me but was afraid to take it until I got home because I didn't want to throw it back up.
Hopefully things will be better February 10th. This makes me wonder what might be going on up there to cause this bad of reaction. Oh well, until the 10th of February.
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    Please take your Phenergan and having your ears checked you may have and inner ear issue going on as well . Hope next visit is better for you . Sorry you were so misable .
    1565 days ago
    Sorry you were so ill. Maybe you have an inner ear issue. That might explain some of the nausea.
    1580 days ago
    Awe so sorry your had to go through all that big emoticon I know when I've had them done they play music, but that tapping noise can be heard still but not as bad and god it's so tight in the machine it's like your in your coffin so I hate that part.
    I hope you'll do better on the 10TH .... emoticon
    1580 days ago
    emoticon I'm so sorry you went through this. Praying the next time it will be better.
    1580 days ago
    Feel better my friend. Phenergan before might be a good idea, but please check with your doctor or his nurse and the MRI tech/office. I say this because I was a nurse and have been a patient going for MRI's in the past.
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    1581 days ago
    Wow- what a terrible experience! I'm glad you're starting to feel better, and I hope next time goes a lot smoother for you. I've never had an MRI- only x-rays and a couple CT scans, so I have no experience there. Get some rest today, and keep on getting better!

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    1581 days ago
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