(Closed) MRI advice anyone?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

I’ve had quite a few. You lie there with earphones in and they play music (I got to pick the type). Then, you hear like, a loud ‘banging/clanking’ noise and loads of high frequency pitches. It lasts 10-15 minutes. You have to wear a hospital robe and take off all jewellery. Nothing to worry about at all, promise.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Definitely no metal, be VERY careful and wary (piercings etc). 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I had one a few weeks ago with contrast (I have a phobia of needles, so THAT part sucked), but I agree with the other posters. The hospital I was at didn’t have music, but I just laid down for 15 or so minutes and heard a bunch of noises and that was that.

DON’T WORRY 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

No worries.  The people working are always pretty nice and they will guide you through it.  I have had a lot of them done!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

No metal and you have to lie perfectly still. I had one when I was younger and I was able to wear my clothes if I didn’t have a zipper or anything.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve had at least three, maybe four, MRIs, and they’ve each taken about 30-45 minutes. It definitely sounds like a jackhammer in there.  I would highly reccommend wearing a blindfold if you have one — or if they have one available at the MRI location. I bought one that allows me to open my eyes while wearing it, so that I don’t have to keep my eyes closed the whole time, but the only thing I can see is the blackness of the blindfold if I open my eyes. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

With the ones I’ve had, your head is padded into a holder and there is a mirror above your eyes that is angles so you can see out into the room and the people conducting the scan. If it helps, I have a massive dentist phobia (Have panic attacks for just basic checkups) and the MRI never bothers me.

Just one thing though. Last time I went I wore a thong and the ribbon on the back of the gown was missing. Luckily, I used a hairbobble to tie it, but could have been embarassing! Moral of the story – wear big knickers!

 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I fell asleep during my MRI!

You have to take off all metal / jewelery and then lay on the table.  My location had nice headphones and I got to pick the type of music.  Then you just lay there still.

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