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Severe Pain DURING MRI?



  • alarmedaalarmed ConnecticutPosts: 1
    I went to NYC for a pre surgical MRI. My first MRI was scary and I had to quit in the middle, not due to claustrophobia but due to intense and unnatural pressure in my chest and body that was intense. I felt as if I was going to have a heart attack and quit the procedure.  Now I need a hip REVISION and the surgeon ordered an MRI. The second one was not bad during it but after I got out and up I began to have weakness and lack of control of my legs. When I got home the pain escalated and for almost a month now I have been in intense pain in my legs that makes it hard for me to stand and walk. I was never this way before the MRI.
    I do have arthritis in my back and hip and have history of fibromyalgia but this pain is something I never experienced before and is incapacitating. It feels like a bruise does on my knee and shin and the hip replacement is more painful than ever before so it is hard to walk and go up and down stairs. Many times I cannot sleep at night due to the pain. This stuff is dangerous and no one warned me of any side effects. They must know that some people react badly but they don't monitor the dosage, ask if you have fibromyalgia or anything. If any one wants to do something about this irresponsibility on the part of the medical  profession contact me.  I went to see a local doctor and he didn't answer any of my questions and only asked if I wanted an X-ray. He didn't acknowledge that many people as is seen on the internet have a lot of  pain or any other side effects. My memory feels much worse since the MRI. They are making tons of money on these things and it is for their convenience and I am Alarmed in CT. 
  • 6ashley8766ashley87 AmarilloPosts: 1
    I have bulging discs (L3 & L5) causing spinal stenosis.  During the MRI, I was clinching really hard.  I felt like my spine was ripping apart.  Hurt pretty bad.  I was almost in tears a couple times.  I was wondering why also.  Sorry that you had to experience it but I'm glad to see that I'm not alone in it. 
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