Hi everyone! My ENT (who doesn't believe in CFS) but I go to her anyway because I have sinus infections all the time and she is local, ordered a CT scan of my sinuses and my head. Well yesterday I went to the Imaging center for my CT scan and I was so nervous because of the radiation levels that I hear about from these machines. I walked in and thought I was going to vomit. The tech was wonderful. She tried to explain that a person would have to have numerous CT scans to affect the body. This is my 2nd CT scan but I have had numerous X rays on my neck and shoulders due to pain. My 1st CT scan was done in 2006 on my abdomen due to pain and of course, nothing was found. So as I layed on the table and the machine started to make noises, I had a panic attack and moved out of the machine crying hysterically. The tech ran into the room to comfort me and said that she only got the sinus scan not the head. I told her I couldnt do it. I am so afraid that since I believe I have an active virus which they think is in the brain that I am somehow going to change/mutate it. Does this sound crazy? Has anyone had a CT scan done of the head? I do not know if I should go back and have the rest of the CT scan done. I called my doc and she said that it is safe to have this done but again she doesnt believe in CFS. Please someone help me. After yesterday, I literally feel sick to my stomach from the stress of that test. In fact, today I have acid reflux which I havent had in about 12 years. I feel I am starting to lose my mind. The people at the Imaging center must think I am a "nut case". PLEASE HELP! THANK YOU!
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