Reply To: Droopy Face!

March 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Thanks so much Kelly!! Yea they were done with contrast- the first one they stuck the IV in my arm and I didn’t even know it!! I was so numb, i coudln’t feel a thing..that’s the moment that it really hit home that there was in fact something really wrong!

I had the first one done in a suburban hospital on an older machine.. the 2nd one was done at zale lipshy (the neuroscience center at UT southwestern), on a better mri machine, but not a T3 (i think that’s what its called).. I have harrington rods in my back from scolisosis when I was 16, so they think that a T3 MRI would cause too much artifact. I’ll definetly get copies of the MRI reports though, I wonder how obvious inflammation would be of the cranial nerves, or if they really have to specifically look for that? I have never had imaging on my T or L spine due to my hardware from my sciolosis surgery.. though I think it woudl be a good idea, I just don’t know if they could see much with the artifact that the rods would create..
I think maybe I’ll go see a neuroopthathamolgist.. I just saw a suburban one initially, though he did dialate my eyes (mostly looking for optic neuritis).. i’m SOOO sick of seeing dr’s, but I don’t want to have permanet damage to my eyes!!!
Thanks again so much I appreciate your help!