MRI = No go

Hi, my name is Nicole and apparently I am a HUGE baby…….. so last night was my MRI on my brain for my migraines to make sure there is nothing else we should be worried about! I took a xanax (which does nothing might I add) and went to the SW Ok MRI place and I am feeling ok at this point no biggie, they take me back, ask me questions, have me remove anything metal and then they tell me that a shot is involved, a shot that will inject a die into my blood stream that will “sting a bit”……so I flip my lid, I cry like a child and apologize for being an embarrassment. I calm down, compose myself, I will survive…. for those of you who don’t know I do NOT do needles of any sort and I usually make a HUGE scene and then pass out, it is pretty awesome! So back to the MRI, the lady takes me into the room and I see the machine below and I am told that the round thing must cover my head and then I will be inserted into the machine almost all the way….so I resume my crying and ask for a “dry run” (yes, I really did) so she lays me down, puts the round thing over my head and we get me about 1/2 into the “tomb of death” when I scream “I WANT OUT NOW, PLEASE NOW” so that went well!!! Really there is no room to even move your arms or anything and I felt like I was going to die, plus I have to be in there for 30min and I have not even gotten the shot yet… so here is the verdict………….. I was a huge mess /flipping out so I am going back tomorrow during the day while a nurse is on duty and she is gonna try to drug me with a ton of Valium and bonus is I am making my mommy go with and sit in the room the entire time and try to calm me down! She is thrilled! You should ask her!!! hahaha……….you all are laughing and this is funny I mean I am a 28 year old woman who had a melt down in front of a few people who I am sure laughed at me when I left but to me this is combining my two FEARS…. needles and claustrophobia!!!! If I see a spider in the room I just may die! hahaha, so keep me in your thoughts tomorrow around 2-3 pm when I will be lying my my big white coffin!!!!!!
Now, this morning Cindy McCain gave a interview on the Today Show on her battle with migraines it was short but I love when anyone sheds a light on this crippling pain and it is nice to know I am not the only one walking around with this pain in my butt ………..

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  1. Jamie
    September 9, 2009 / 7:39 pm

    Nicole-we were at OU at the same time and have some mutual friends. I randomly came across your blogs through some other friends today. I just wanted to drop a line and say YOU ARE NOT A BABY. I had to have an MRI on my head, neck, full back, and hips! I was in the 'tube' for 3.5 hours and I have said it was by far the worst 3.5 hours of my life….even including the accident that caused me to have an MRI. I vowed to never have one again….I suffer from migraines as well. I am praying they don't find anything wrong but perhaps do find a fix for you!

  2. Becky
    September 9, 2009 / 8:18 pm

    Oh no! Good luck tomorrow. If that doesn't work maybe you should have it done at an open MRI.

  3. KellyT420
    September 10, 2009 / 3:09 pm

    Poor Nicole! I'll say a prayer for you…a bunch of prayers. What time are you going today! I think I might even freak out…and I'm pretty tough skinned! Just look on the bright side…the drugs!! Wahoo!!!

  4. Anonymous
    September 13, 2009 / 3:57 am

    Nicole!! I too am in your boat! Well I use to be!! I suffered from Cluster Migraines. The worst kind you can get, mostly found in men…Lovely I thought!! After many years of dealing with them,drugs, demerol shots, ER Trips, mri's (I feel your pain, once I left a rubber band in my pony and the Dr's were flipping out b/c of the little piece of metal on it was beaming on their machines!!) Anyhoo, after finally getting the right combo of drugs to help a tad, I got pregnant with Johnny. I noticed I wasn't having migraines. Then Johnny was born still no migraines!! To this day I have had pretty bad headaches here and there but not one migraine! The Dr's say with all my hormones that changed from being pregnant it triggered something in me to not have my migraines!! Knock on wood I won't ever have them again!!!! I do feel for you!! I wish you a speedy cure!! I soo know how migraines can be soo crippling to your everyday life!! Hang in there!! xo

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