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Hiya sorry not been in touch for a while. My future mother in law passed away last month and it’s been a difficult time. In my last message I said I was being sent for a nerve test and Mri. The nerve test showed my nerves are OK at the moment. I will need further tests on my muscles. I had my mri the same day and just received a letter in the post calling me back for another Mri. Im so worried as I hated being in the mri machine. From Sarah

hi sarah

well it is good that you have been offered another mri because they just as easily have said that it shows nothing.

you could ask your gp for a sedative to take before the mri.

i found it difficult to lie still because my legs twitch when i am still.

one of the nurses noticed this and brought a foam wedge for under my knees, so ask for one if you think it will help.

take some music of your own and headphones so hopefully it will fly past.

carole x

thank you I will ask my GP for a sedative. I had a memory foam pad under my knees. like you my legs won’t keep still as I keep twitching. I also found it very hard and nerve wrecking having my head locked in.

They will normally put a programe on for you and give you the headphones to hear it . There is a round hole above your head when your in there so your looking at what ever dvds they have , i was watching fantastic wildlife programes while having my mri , in fact when i went back for my other mri scans i asked if they could put thr next instalment on lol .

Thank you I will ask them when I go back,

Um, I hate to rain on your parade, but I’ve never been given anything to watch in an MRI scanner. And I’ve been in quite a lot of different ones. I’ve been offered the radio to listen to, or a choice of about 3CDs, or asked if I want to bring along my own CD. But the noise of the machine is so loud at times that you can’t necessarily hear any music.

You can ask for ear plugs (or take your own), take an eye mask, or keep your eyes shut. As you had last time, a cushion under your knees helps you to keep still, plus a sedative can help.

I think the more familiar the scanner becomes, the easier it is. I found the first one very disorienting. But more recently, I’ve fallen asleep.

Hopefully all will be well.

Sue

Ah Sue.

They have all the toys at the RVI Newcastle lol . I hate mri scans an hour or so having to lie rigid still with all that noise going on. They just said to me we have all these David Attenbourgh wildlife programes do you want to watch one , bloody life saver :relaxed:.

I have a friend who falls asleep in them when hes done they have to wake him up lol now that really does take some doing .

Just ask if they have any dvds to watch , i was told they they all have some form of entertainment for when your in there as they have to keep the patient at ease .

Best Wishes Iain.

In the scanners I’ve been in, they have a mirror so you can see the technicians in their control booth. That’s it. That’s why I have a snooze. You lucky folk in Newcastle. The scanners probably turn into time machines too.

Sue

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Hi I have fallen asleep in my last 2 and had to be woken, the staff found it quite amusing especially when I asked for tea and biscuits. The more you have the easier they become.

oh sarah

we are all so different eh?

i love being in the scanner-so peaceful. yes even the rhythm and beats of the scanner i find soothing.

an hr of bliss…

ellie (mum of 4 and granny to 3-maybe that why i love the peace!)

you have had good advice-am sure that you will be fine.

oh sarah

we are all so different eh?

i love being in the scanner-so peaceful. yes even the rhythm and beats of the scanner i find soothing.

an hr of bliss…

ellie (mum of 4 and granny to 3-maybe that why i love the peace!)

you have had good advice-am sure that you will be fine.