Fucking magnets...

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  1. GFH

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    I had an MRI scan of my head today.

    It was quite awful, I was surprised by how loud the thing was. Like a giant printer. It completely drowned out the Paramore they were playing for me. At one point I couldn't breathe and was forced to hit the panic button to be released, of course I moved my head when they let me out so they had to do the scan over. :redface2:  I now have a massive headache from the sound and the awkward head vise they shoved me in. They didn't give me the results, but the technician sorta evaded the question, insisting I change back into my clothes.

    Anyone else ever had an MRI? Am I playing this up?
     
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    LOL...Well I was suppose to have a few. But honestly i never made it through any.

    I did have a open MRI, once.
     
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    That sounds terrible. Poor baby. When will you get the results back? That's what I would like to know...
     
  4. GFH

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    I missed my first appointment. What's an open MRI?
     
  5. Dark Skull

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    They didn't give you any ear plugs???
     
  6. GFH

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    They did. They gave me one set that played music, but after I hit the panic button they gave me normal plugs that blocked the noises more effectively. I was wearing muffs (I guess the were ear cushions) over both sets.

    It was still very loud.
     
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    An MRI machine a 400lb man can fit in.
     
  8. Dark Skull

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    That's weird. I've had an MRI done at least 3 times. Never had the ones that played music though. I do remember that noise being loud still. I usually tried to nap while I was in there lol.
     
  9. GFH

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    They were black plastic tubes that were fitted with disposable earplugs with holes in the center for the tube. I guess some kind of acoustic science makes them work, since there cannot be any magnetic metal in them. Didn't look like they're was anything electronic in there.
     
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    That's gotta be a new thing. All I remember were these "foam" inserts that ya "Twisted" and then stuck in your ear. It would expand and then you couldn't hear anything except that noise from the MRI machine.
     
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    Sounds roomy.
    I used those after I hit the panic button.
     
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    How long do you have to be in it? It really doesn't sound like the worst thing in the world, but I guess if there's a need to put a "panic button" in the thing it can't be fun.
     
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    I was in there for 45 minutes to an hour. The noise and tight space can be unsettling to some. I hit the button because I felt like something was pushing down on my torso and I couldn't get enough air. I could also feel the resonance in my hands, which creeped me out.
     
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    Music is good, but what about sticking a little TV in there & letting you watch Transformers the movie?
     
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    TVs + Giant magnets = Fail.
     
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    I had an MRI done on my ankle before I had to have surgery on it. Not too bad, though it sucked big time that I had to keep my leg held up straight for FORTY DAMN MINUTES. :banghead: 

    At least the place I had my MRI done at let me watch TV. :p 
     
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    I was gonna go with "giant magnets + tv = fun", but I guess your answer makes more sense. Also...

     
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    I had my head in the thing, so TV was not possible. Lucky duck.
     
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    The last time I had an MRI I fell asleep.I had my headphones on with the music going,then it was lights out,and I didn't wake up until they were done.
     
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    What happens if you get a boner?

    Serious question.