I have had MRIs before and I didn’t care for them but was able to manage. Today, I went to get an MRI of my brain and right before I went back into the tube machine, the tech attached this cage-like thing that went over my head/face (about an 1″ -2″ from my nose) and locked into place on the table. I didn’t get but 1 minute into the MRI before I had to press the emergency button. I think this was the first panic attack that I’ve ever had. I couldn’t control my breathing, sobbing, shaking and sweating. All I could think about was getting out of that room and hospital.
I couldn’t finish the test and now I’m dreading having to go back in. I’m wondering if I’m alone in this fear? I felt so ashamed and silly but I couldn’t help but feel out of control of my emotions.