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Fear of MRI

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Hello! This is my fear: (Looong backstory)
Today I was on a MRI. In the paperwork my mom was filling they wrote about "Pianissimo" the silent mode of MRI. There was no place to write yes or no or to put a tick or cross. Then I went to the cabind. Undressed myself and jumped on one leg ( I have knee issue) on the "sliding bed". The "round thing" was huge. I said: Okay just 20 minutes. I layed on the bed and the guy put me in the round only my head and a bit of chest was out. And they turned it off. I was surprised that then didn't ask me if I want headphones. Then it started. 90db of weird terrific and horror noises. ( I knew that it was just a magnet with electromagnets turning on/off fast as a F-22 Raptor ) It was horrile for me. After 45 minutes. the guy came in and I went back to the cabin. Dad helped me to dress up and thwn we went home. But 10 minutes after it I was still extremly shaking.
Now after few hours I'm a bit afraid to be in silence. I FEAR to hear even 2 seconds of the sound I heard today. I'm afraid that a nightmare will come tonight. I will be so noisy and loud I won't be able to sleep.
I hope I will never have to go on MRI again. If I will need to I will say that I want silent mode and headphones at ONCE.
My parents don't trust me that I was in 90db for 45 minutes and I don't know how to tell them that I have now fear of the noise and the MRI device.
Could anybody please help me with that?
Thank you.
 
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I fully understand your fear of MRI. I need to have them cos of a problem with my cerebellum. The trouble is I’m quite claustrophobic and i had my head in the machine and the a bucket thing over the top to hold my head still. I screamed like a mad woman and they had to take me out. Oh yes and they asked me what music i like on so i thought a bit of relaxing classical. Nooooo what did they play but the 1812 overture. Well that just finished me and they had to take me out. I still needed it to be done and ended up with a general anaesthetic .
Fortunately they found what they wanted and now whenever the neurologist suggests an MRI it gets changed to a CT scan
If you need another get headphones and listen to some easy listening that will help you relax. And they may be able to give you a sedative to help you relax
 
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I fully understand your fear of MRI. I need to have them cos of a problem with my cerebellum. The trouble is I’m quite claustrophobic and i had my head in the machine and the a bucket thing over the top to hold my head still. I screamed like a mad woman and they had to take me out. Oh yes and they asked me what music i like on so i thought a bit of relaxing classical. Nooooo what did they play but the 1812 overture. Well that just finished me and they had to take me out. I still needed it to be done and ended up with a general anaesthetic .
Fortunately they found what they wanted and now whenever the neurologist suggests an MRI it gets changed to a CT scan
If you need another get headphones and listen to some easy listening that will help you relax. And they may be able to give you a sedative to help you relax
Thank you for sharing your opinion/story. I really hope that my knee will be okay cuz u know I'm a dancer. I lay at home with it for 2 weeks. I was on Xray and doctor said its too blurry/bad so je needs something better. So I dont think that CT would help here.
 
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That’s a bummer if you dance. Is it professional or for exercise/hobby. The mri pictures are usually very clear showing ligaments and cartilage. Did u damage it dancing
 
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That’s a bummer if you dance. Is it professional or for exercise/hobby. The mri pictures are usually very clear showing ligaments and cartilage. Did u damage it dancing
Yes I damagd it when dancing. I take it as a professional hobby. I got only 1 medal for 3rd place but I like the sport. In fact NOW I CAN'T IMAGINE LIVING WITHOUT IT.
 
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