Well tomorrow’s the big day. I go in at 8:45 a.m. for my MRI of my head. I’m not looking forward to the experience!
A couple of years ago I had my first MRI. It was of my lower abdomen. Getting the MRI wasn’t that bad, but the position I had to lie in for about an hour left me with an aching shoulder and threw my back out for a few days afterwords.
At least this time going in, I know to really make sure that I’m comfortable before I have to lie still for an hour.
I think it’s the noise of the MRI machine that I’m dreading the most. It’s like having someone hammer right beside you – continuously. I think I’d rather spend that hour shopping for a treatment for hemorrhoids than endure that sound.
As much as I’m dreading getting the MRI I am glad that I’m finally going to have the test. It was ordered for me because I started having worse headaches, different from the usually headaches and migraines that have plagued me since I was about 12.
I also developed visual disturbances – aural migraines where I see squiggly lines in my peripheral vision that slowly close in and make it very hard for me to see anything clearly for about 30 minutes. In the last couple of weeks I’ve also experienced viewing things with lines going horizontally across them – like a bad photocopy. Believe me when I say it’s very strange to look at your dog covered in lines. LOL
Oh and along with almost constant severe dizziness over the last two weeks I’ve also felt like my ears are blocked or I’ll hear ringing in my ears. I happened to have an appointment with my pain doctor on Tuesday and I told her about the dizziness and all the other strange new symptoms I’ve been experiencing and, like me, she thinks they’re all part of my migraines.
She and my neurologist seem think that I’m having Basilar migraines. Apparently people who have this type of migraine have an even higher chance of having a stroke than those with other types of migraines. Great, eh?
I’m just keeping my fingers and toes crossed that they don’t find anything … or at least nothing serious. Wish me luck!