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Daughter Suffering From headache almost everyday

Postby chillipadis » Mon May 06, 2013 7:23 pm

My Daughter is in Secondary 2 this year and she is suffering from severe headache almost everyday and we took her to see the doctor and the doctor recommend her to get her Brain MRI and prescribed some painkillers.

She failed in the MRI scanner as she refused to go into the tunnel her Mri scan is not done. I am very worried , don't know how to make her feel better to get her MRI done. She says she is very scared. I dont know what to do. Her headache is not getting better.

What is the other alternate any ideas please write to me. Is there anyother way to get her MRI done.

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Re: Daughter Suffering From headache almost everyday

Postby slmkhoo » Mon May 06, 2013 7:24 pm

Can she be sedated?

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Re: Daughter Suffering From headache almost everyday

Postby chillipadis » Mon May 06, 2013 7:26 pm

Our Doctor suggested that as the alternate and she refuse to get the sedation.

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Re: Daughter Suffering From headache almost everyday

Postby chillipadis » Mon May 06, 2013 7:27 pm

Our Doctor suggested that as the alternate and she refuse to get the sedation. She says it is too dark and scary inside the tunnel.

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Re: Daughter Suffering From headache almost everyday

Postby slmkhoo » Mon May 06, 2013 7:29 pm

chillipadis wrote:Our Doctor suggested that as the alternate and she refuse to get the sedation. She says it is too dark and scary inside the tunnel.

Tell her that if she's sedated, she won't notice. At 14yo, she needs to learn to control such irrational fears.

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Re: Daughter Suffering From headache almost everyday

Postby jtoh » Mon May 06, 2013 7:30 pm

Can you describe the process to her so that she knows it isn't as scary as she thinks? They'll give her a headset to listen to some music and she can close her eyes and try to sleep?

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Re: Daughter Suffering From headache almost everyday

Postby chillipadis » Mon May 06, 2013 7:38 pm

The technician told us even adults who are claustrophobic gets anxiety attack when they are offered this option. Makes us feel worried. It is hard to see our children suffer through the pain . Her Headache used to be on and off before but now she has it for days in a row. She sometimes ends up vomitting.

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Re: Daughter Suffering From headache almost everyday

Postby ngl2010 » Mon May 06, 2013 7:42 pm

MRI is not that bad. Talk to your daughter. The diagnosis for her condition is very important.

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Re: Daughter Suffering From headache almost everyday

Postby Augmum » Mon May 06, 2013 7:46 pm

I went thru the head MRI before....
and yes, initially, it may seems scary to be alone in the " tunnel" and the loud thumping noises when the scanner starts....
But she can put on the headpiece to listen to some music....( to mask off the noises)
And there is an intercom in the room where she can speak to someone at any time.....
Try explaining the whole process to her and assures her that it wont take long and there is nothing that she needs to be afraid of....

A constant headache needs to be thoroughly checked....

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Re: Daughter Suffering From headache almost everyday

Postby jtoh » Mon May 06, 2013 7:49 pm

If your dd is that nervous, sedation is probably the best option. Explain to her the importance of having an MRI done given her condition. If the technician allows, accompany her into the room before the procedure just to reassure her while they explain the procedure and put on the headset for her. And let her know you'll be waiting outside and she can call you anytime?

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