I went to have an MRI today to rule out MS. I had one back in 2001, but didn't realize it was an open one, vs. today's MRI which was not. I also was not given any information about what was entailed at today's visit, including injecting dye into my veins or the fact that it was going to take over an hour. I thought I could probably deal with it, even though I am slightly claustrophobic, and I told the Dr's office this but they did not give me anything for my nerves. About 30 seconds into being slid into the machine, I could feel my own breath on my face, and it felt as though a thousand lb weight was bearing down on my chest. I knew there was no way I would be able to continue, so we ended it right there. I have done some searching and there doesn't appear to be an open MRI place nearby, but I will call my Dr to find out for sure. Are there any other alternatives for getting diagnosed? Are CT scans that inferior? The neurologist didn't say one way or another what his thoughts were based on my symptoms, other than to get the MRI to see what it showed.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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