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*Vibes needed*

I'm getting an MRI for my back today at 3. I'm a tiny bit nervous about the results. Has anyone had an MRI before? What should I expect? Oh, and I could use some vibes! Thanks. :)
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    New_to_PGHNew_to_PGH member
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    edited December 2011
    GL Molly! MRI isn't anything to worry about. Take a pair of earplugs - the "thump thump" sound can get a bit loud
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    hey_its_jennhey_its_jenn member
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    edited December 2011
    Lots and lots and lots of vibes! I've never had an MRI but DH has had tons because of his MS.  He says it's easy peasy - no worries, hun!  Just know that it might make loud sounds - and that's okay!


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    edited December 2011
    No experience here, but many vibes to you!
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    edited December 2011
    Many vibes for good results!
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks! Hmm - do you think that they allow iPods? That would be awesome.
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    snorgesnorge member
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    edited December 2011
    Lots of vibes!Getting an MRI isn't bad at all--the hardest part is not moving!
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    d78d78
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    edited December 2011
    Oh, LOTS of vibes! And hugs! I had a CT scan once, but no MRI. I've heard they're painless, though!
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    edited December 2011
    Many vibes to you!I'm supposed to get an MRI done on both of my knees (I lost the reflex in my knees after a snowboarding accident and my doctors are confused as to why, lol) but I've been avoiding it. Let us know how it goes!
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    Er&JerLemEr&JerLem member
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    edited December 2011
    GL!  MRIs are very easy.  Doubt if iPods are allowed - they make you remove any metal. :)
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    pinksonyapinksonya member
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    edited December 2011
    GL!  Think of it as a nap time! :)
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    edited December 2011
    Vibes! Ditto the others, there's nothing to an MRI. No Ipods though, you can't take anything metal into the room because of the super strong magnetic field that the MRI generates.
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks. :) I just read online that some places have earphones that play soothing sounds. Hopefully they can hook me up with that while I nap. :P
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    edited December 2011
    Molly, the last time I had one done, the music they were sending in was from a radio station out here called PraiseFM. I spent an hour listening to a gospel revival. Ask if they can pipe in something you actually like.
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    edited December 2011
    Lots and lots of vibes Molly!! I hope it goes really well and is good news only!!! :-) Sorry, no advice here, never had an MRI before!
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    edited December 2011
    I've never had an MRI before.  But major vibes for a good outcome!
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    edited December 2011
    MRIs are only scary if you are clausthrophobic or scared of loud noises. Plus, the whole thing of having to go through one is nervewracking!Vibes that the results are good!
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    edited December 2011
    Shannon - Um yeah, I may ask them not to pipe that in. :P
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    edited December 2011
    Ooh - I wonder if they have the Glee soundtrack! :P
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    EmilyBerdellEmilyBerdell member
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    Never had one either,  but have heard they aren't bad. GL and sending lots of vibes!
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    edited December 2011
    GL today. The noise is the worse part! Don't be nervous :)
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    dingdongnwifedingdongnwife member
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    Sending many vibes your way. DH had to have a CT and an MRI a few months ago he said they were not bad just loud. They gave him a towel to put over his eyes and he said that he just tried to take a nap so he wouldnt move. He said that was the hardest part was not moving. But other than that it wasnt too bad.
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    elishanbelishanb member
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    edited December 2011
    I have far too much experience and I have to say that once you have one or two as long as you aren't after of closed in spaces it's no big deal at all. For the places that don't give you music to listen to they always give you ear plugs (new ear plugs, no germies) to help drown out the thump thump noises. I seriously nap through every one of mine, for which ever body part it is. To me the worst part is as soon as I'm good and napping the person will speak and ask if you are ok and it usually wakes me up. I remember my first one (I was 14 or 15) and I was very worried about keeping still like they asked me to, so that made me fidgit. Don't worry is the best advice I've got, they don't hurt and in the end you'll have a good idea of how to make yourself feel better! GL! *hugs and vibes*
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    lildiva1977lildiva1977 member
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    edited December 2011
    Many vibes Molly.  MRI'S aren't that bad, but I am sure can be terrifying for a claustrophobic person.  Good luck and keep us posted!
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    edited December 2011
    lots of vibes for a good experience and a good outcome!
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks, ladies. :)   I love all of the vibes. I can feel 'em!
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    edited December 2011
    VIBES! GL! I'm with New- ear plaugs! haha
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    edited December 2011
    Vibes coming your way.  
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    edited December 2011
    Good luck Molly, I don't think MRIs are anything to worry about.LOL Shannon, I think I'd have asked the MRI techs if I had something to worry about, seeing as how they were playing gospel music!
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    edited December 2011
    I'm late, but I wanted to chime in.  I've also had more MRIs than I care to count from my brain to my foot.  Usually they can pump in music for you, and as PP stated, you can't have metal with you so no iPod.  Taking out all your jewelry is a good idea, and don't wear a bra or any clothing with metal on it.  Wearing comfy clothes is nice too.  Just keep as still as you can - otherwise they may have to repeat certain parts.It's loud, but you get used to it.  Hoep everything is ok!  GL!  And many vibes to you!
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    edited December 2011
    MRI's aren't too bad. Just be sure to stay really still or else they'll need to repeat the whole thing (learned that with my crap hip). Good luck and sending vibes your way!
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