I had an MRI scan on Tuesday. I've been suffering for a while now with what my GP thinks is sciatica, but he referred me for the scan to check exactly where the problem is, so that I can hopefully get some kind of appropriate treatment because the painkillers really aren't cutting it!
I just wanted to say that the MRI scan wasn't too bad! After all the horror stories that I'd heard about them, I wasn't sure what to expect, but it really wasn't anywhere near as bad as I'd been led to believe. OK...it wasn't the nicest experience of my life, but it certainly wasn't the worst! And as I'd had virtually no sleep the night before, I was almost falling asleep in the scanner by the end of it.....when I told the radiographer, he said that he had seen people do that!
I wanted to post this to reassure anyone who is nervous about having an MRI scan.....believe me, it really isn't as bad as it sounds. It's only 15 minutes, it's a bit noisy but they give you earplugs, and all you have to do is lie there.....it doesn't even feel as claustrophobic as you think it might. It really is nothing to worry about.