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Bernard
Dallas wrote:................. oh! I'm having a eye test tomorrow.............. might need glasses (eye strain) :roll: could be the cause of all things said above.....


Can I ask if any of you gentlemen have had a MRI and is there any danger involved (as in Radiation) ?


I've had several, last one only 3 weeks ago.

No danger whatever, no x-rays involved.

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Posted 01 Dec 2010, 22:10 #21 

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Dallas wrote:...........
Can I ask if any of you gentlemen have had a MRI and is there any danger involved (as in Radiation) ?


Had one many years ago,....... fell asleep in it :em:
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Posted 02 Dec 2010, 21:52 #22 

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Dallas
Thanks guys!

Yes I understand theres no radiation as its not a X-ray, its Magnetic Resonance Imaging and uses magnetism and radio waves to create multiple images (thats alright then) I think..... :lol:

Had my eye test at opticians and all is fine, do not need goggles. They did suggest a very weak prescription pair though with a anti-glare coating for when using PC, some other fancy name they used. Optician pretty much reckons eye strain I'm suffering from, quite severe as I don't really give my eyes a break.

Thought I might go for a pair until I saw the prices :o why so expensive ?
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Posted 03 Dec 2010, 20:40 #23 


Dave Goody
I know what you mean, just bought a pair of varifocals. I don't actually need glasses except for reading. I'm borderline for medium distance and ok long distance, but spend a lot of time doing presentations where I am walking about pointing at a screen and reading at same time. Used to wear a pair of reading glasses on the end of my nose, so looking over the top when walking around. I got persuaded to part with the equivalent of a new Rad fan for these glasses and cant get used to them, [always looking through the wrong part of the lens]
Its a pain. Dave

Posted 03 Dec 2010, 20:51 #24 

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Bernard
I wear varifocals, have done for over 20 years now. I couldn't get on with bi-focal.
I have the great advantage of a customer who has become a friend and he is an optician.
You really would not believe the profit margins on specs. :shock:

I have been suffering from occasional visual aberrations ie double vision and instability of image. After the latest scan they have put it down to migraine which is a relief, the alternative was a minor stroke. :panic:
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Posted 03 Dec 2010, 21:17 #25 

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Dallas
Bernard! you say Scan, may I ask what scan it was.......
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Posted 03 Dec 2010, 21:21 #26 

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Bernard
Dallas wrote:Bernard! you say Scan, may I ask what scan it was.......


MRI as above.

I've also had a CT scan on my head and also what I think was called a SPECT scan on the brain.
Nothing there, needless to say. ;)
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Posted 03 Dec 2010, 21:24 #27 

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Dallas
Just to let you all know, all is well :thumbsup: I had my MRI last week and got a call from the Hospital today to say 'all is fine, no abnormalities' :P what a relief and a huge burben on my shoulders..... :cheers:

............... they said a letter will be sent and a follow up appointment will be made just to talk through the results and to talk about any help for the pain that I do have, they mentioned heat therapy as people with pain like this may benefit from certain treatments that they offer.

So my life can now be taken off hold and get back to normal me thinks, looks like the Doc is right about the Stress thing :em: I need to just take it easy and relax a bit more..... :panic: :clap:

Thank you for all your input guys, very much appreciated. :thumbsup:
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Posted 22 Dec 2010, 19:33 #28 

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Waiting for tests and results can be very nerve wracking.

Glad to hear your head's on straight................ish :rolling:

Posted 22 Dec 2010, 19:50 #29 

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Dallas
Yeah! thanks Mick :thumbsup:

Did anyone watch the news at 10 the other night, they had a story on Cluster Headaches where a gentlemen had been suffering from Migraine type headaches and pain on one side (pain around the eye) for 14 years. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12013583

Specialist say they don't know why what causes this type of pain but they have said deep brain stimulation is proving highly successful in helping patients with the pain. They use a titanium alloy electrode and basically insert it into a certain part of the brain which then the electrode can block the damaging pain signals which trigger the headaches. :o

I'm hoping my pain will totally go one day, its a big relief now I know there is nothing seriously wrong. Would like to meet another sufferer of this type of pain though, I'm only 38 and would be interested to know what age group this pain can pick on.......
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Posted 22 Dec 2010, 20:39 #30 

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PaulT
Dallas wrote:Well! seen the Maxi-facial surgeon and she pretty much reckons pain is down to stress and the dental treatment I've had. Only blooming thing is! she wants to do a MRI of head and neck to make sure all is ok :panic:

I blooming wish I never ask my Dentist to refer me now...... :hissyfit:


Why?

Having an MRI will show up if there are any problems - there are a lot of customers who have been early to the undertakers 'because they did not want to trouble the doctor'.

Think you might find a completely different reaction in the US where people who cannot afford health insurance would dearly love to be able to the doctors to get themselves sorted out.
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Posted 23 Dec 2010, 08:17 #31 

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PaulT wrote:
Dallas wrote:Well! seen the Maxi-facial surgeon and she pretty much reckons pain is down to stress and the dental treatment I've had. Only blooming thing is! she wants to do a MRI of head and neck to make sure all is ok :panic:

I blooming wish I never ask my Dentist to refer me now...... :hissyfit:


Why?

Having an MRI will show up if there are any problems - there are a lot of customers who have been early to the undertakers 'because they did not want to trouble the doctor'.

Think you might find a completely different reaction in the US where people who cannot afford health insurance would dearly love to be able to the doctors to get themselves sorted out.



Well! as much as I love the US I don't live there and everyone is different, but I think this what makes us UK people think this way about health issues because we do have the option of the NHS and some folk are scared of health matters and treatment (I'm sure even some US folk will still not want any fuss over their health issues).

Its not what options are at hand, its the individual and how they deal with lifes little complications and there coping mechanism you will find.

Either way! I'm so glad I did go through with the MRI and cant thank the NHS enough for all their time and care. I will be going back for the follow up appointment to see the consultant and see if they can offer some sort of treatment for the pain that I have, as living with this head pain on and off for 3 years is driving me nuts. :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 Dec 2010, 09:05 #32 


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