MRI's for CFIDS & Fibro

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by MelG, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. MelG

    MelG New Member

    Can some of you veteran's help us with the MRI machine issue?

    I was told from my doc who is best buddies with some of the University of Penn docs. They told me the MRI MUST BE CLOSED. They can give you meds so it doesn't freak you out. I hate them.

    It should be done with and without gadolineum.

    God help my spelling.

    I'm not sure I have MS. Probably, but there are other possibilities here I would like to explore and with the hope of spreading knowledge maybe we can hash this out a bit more.

    We are certainly not getting anywhere with the medical community.

    MelG
  2. sb439

    sb439 New Member

    I'm meant to have an MRI of the brain with contrast, and wonder how this works. do they inject something into your brain, or into your blood, or do you have to eat something weird?
    Also, how long does it take? some say 20 minutes (which I can just about imagine doing), others 45 minutes.
    Sunny, you imply that there are two kinds of sedatives, and one might interfere with the test result - do you know what they are?
    Many thanks!
    Susanne