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Dizzy after MRI?
« on: July 17, 2018, 07:07:21 am »
I noticed after my diagnostic MRI last January that I was somewhat dizzy for a few minutes after the test when I first sat up. I thought this was benign positional vertigo from lying flat for 45 minutes during the test. I find that lying flat makes me dizzy (I assume from the AN), so I have slept with my head somewhat elevated for years. After my 6 month MRI yesterday, I noticed the same thing. As they brought me out of the machine and sat me up I was quite dizzy and had to sit still for a minute to regain equilibrium. Even after a few minutes I was still somewhat dizzy and a bit shaky. I was curious to know if others felt dizzy after MRIs and was comforted to see that I am not alone. Feeling dizzy immediately after an MRI is rather common and the reason for this has been identified:
Turns out that MRIs affect the balance center in the ear and even people without ANs tend to feel dizzy during or immediately after an MRI.  I found this quite interesting and wanted to share it with those of you who may be experiencing the same thing.


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Re: Dizzy after MRI?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 04:54:01 pm »
Thanks for the information notaclone. Very interesting.