Hi there my name is Emer and I live in Ireland and had recently been on another forum and truthfully do not go on much as I am very very fortunate that my Tinnitus has mostly disappeared after first getting it Nov 2016. Long period of many many types of interventions mostly cranio sacral therapy meditation and a few other things. Mostly I did a lot of emotional work on trying to figure out what is was all about as it wasnt really noise related. It comes and goes from time to time and can be activated by stress but only ever intermittent and mild.
I am so so grateful for that fact. Anyway I am really just asking for some feedback here and would appreciate any thoughts on fact that tomorrow morning I am due to have an MRI on my lumbar spine. I have read the research for and against and have rescheduled it from last week as got nervous and wanted to get my foam ear plugs which I have worn in the past in other settings and I did have an MRI two years ago with no issues.
I am torn between knowing I need to get my back checked out for peace of mind but so reluctant to risk my Tinnitus being activated. Some part of me knows if I could just trust and breathe through it and wear my plugs that even if it does go up a little it would probably settle again as it has done in the past.
However with all the stress of Covid 19 and the extra precautions that will be in place tomorrow I dont look forward to the environment of it. Even though I am going in early early and will be only a half hour in I am told.
I can still cancel I know and leave the MRI for another few months and then at same time I get my pains in lower legs and weakness etc and that keeps me awake with worry!
I am a therapist and know a bit about the power of the mind and so I know it can go either way. I do know the scanner can be so loud although the secretary told me today it is an open tube and relatively new scanner.
As I say any thoughts at this 11th hour would be really helpful.