Brain MRI today

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by flutterbee, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I had the MRI at 7:30 this morning. My doctor's office called me this afternoon and said that it was normal. I have the images on disk to take with me to my neurologist appointment - which has *finally* been scheduled for Jan 8.

    Just thought I'd let you all know.
  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Fingers crossed for you, Heather.
  3. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I'm glad the MRI came back normal. But also I'm glad neuro is going to get to take a look at them too. I figure it never hurts to have more than one professional take a look.

  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Glad to hear the normal result and glad too you have an appointment. scheduled. Hugs.
  5. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Hopefully, you are on your way to getting some answers about your health issues.....fingers crossed you find good news.
  6. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear the results were normal.

    I hope you get some answers soon.
  7. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member

    Great news!
  8. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Glad it's overwith and the results look normal. It's always best to have a specialist review, though.
  9. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    They actually called you with the results? WOW!

    I had my lower spine MRI last Friday night and still have the films sitting here with me. I am supposed to take them with me to my ortho next week. I am going to call the place and ask for the results to be sent to me too.

    Or just get a copy from my ortho to give to my gp.

    I dont know how you managed to get through a brain MRI...I barely made it through my lower spine one. You are a better woman than I!!!
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Wynter -

    Glad to hear they didn't find A THING! Um...I mean find anything other than your pretty brain without anything else.

    I am guessing that this was done for your headaches?

    Have you ever checked into going to a gynecologist for the headaches. I know (throw your jokes elsewhere) that since I have charted my headaches I believe they are hormone induced more than I thought. I also have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Metabolic Syndrome X, Allergies, Raynauds Syndrome, and I'm pre-diabetic. Plus I suffer from migraines - and other junk, but these seemed pertinent to your post.

    I think if I had a hysterectomy I'd have less headaches, but someone here said they get worse. Just wondered if it were related to your MS or maybe you're looking at yourself from the wrong angle - no pun intended. We're really complex chemical beings.

    I started taking 4 Bayer tablets thinking it would thin my blood somewhat from an article I read. I take 1-2x a day. I cut out the caffeine and then added a cup of coffee and an occasional real coke back to my diet.

    Let us know what the other doctor thinks -
    Sorry you have to go through this
    Just trying to give you more suggestions - you never know.
  11. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Thank you all for the support. I have to admit, I was a bit nervous because after the MRI, the tech asked if I had earrings in - which I didn't. She replied that there were some funny things on the MRI and if I had earrings in she was going to redo it. :faint:

    I was surprised to get the results so soon. I figured it would take a couple of days.

    Janet - I'm not claustrophobic, but having that thing over your head then being put into this small space was very disconcerting. I kept my eyes closed. It only took 10 minutes, though. And thank god for the earplugs because it was really loud.

    Star - I don't have periods. I take aygestin (synthetic progestin) because of endometriosis. It keeps my estrogen at a low level - no fluctuation. It's that plus the lexapro which has been the magic combination that works for my depression, too. Because of all the pain in my neck, shoulders and back my doctor thinks the headaches are related to whatever suspected rheumatic activity that is going on. She put me on prednisone for inflammation and took me off Voltaren while I'm on them. My head still hurt last night but nowhere near as bad as 2 nights ago. I'm still having a lot of pain in my neck, shoulders and back though.

    I have wondered about POS, though. It's something I was going to talk to my gyn about at my next visit which I'm overdo for.

    I do appreciate the suggestions. There are so many things out there and it's nice to get ideas from those in the trenches.