Lead Vest at Dentist’s Office

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Lead Vest at Dentist’s Office

Post by slk123 » October 8th, 2018, 4:56 pm

I went in for a cleaning and x-rays today. When they put the lead vest over me before taking the x-rays, I immediately got dizzy, felt anxious, I felt like my heart was being paced like when they test the device. It was the weirdest thing ever. I sat up, took off the vest, put it next to me, and started feeling so much better. The dentist called my cardio and let him know what happened. The cardio office said there’s absolutely nothing in the lead vest that would interfere with my device or cause anything to happen. As we all know, the cardio’s and their offices don’t always know everything.

I’m wondering if anybody has had something similar happened to them. Or if anybody knows what could have possibly happened. Thank you!
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Re: Lead Vest at Dentist’s Office

Post by DebW » October 8th, 2018, 5:45 pm

That is so odd. I always wonder about that thing when they put it on me. :duh:

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Re: Lead Vest at Dentist’s Office

Post by ROBO Pop » October 9th, 2018, 6:27 pm

It's okay to broach this here amoung friends who're off kilter, but I wouldn't repeat it in public or you'll be posting questions from a rubber room.

My best guess is that what you experienced, while real to you, was a product of your imagination coupled with anxiety. Lead is benign, much like my watch dog it just lays there and cannot cause your device to act that way.
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Re: Lead Vest at Dentist’s Office

Post by TruckerRon » October 9th, 2018, 11:54 pm

Stacey, you've been with us quite a while, so, has this ever happened before with dental x-rays? I assume you have had them done once every year or so... Also, were there any devices in the room that were new to you?
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Re: Lead Vest at Dentist’s Office

Post by mykidsmom » October 10th, 2018, 8:45 am

I never had that happen to be honest..but the weight of those vests are heavy...and ive deffo felt the weight....also the lights in the dentist office affect me......so i get dizzy stomachy feelings..
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Re: Lead Vest at Dentist’s Office

Post by TruckerRon » October 10th, 2018, 9:47 am

Another possibility: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_pa ... al_vertigo

I have to be careful how I move my head when I'm getting into bed since there are a couple of angles that trigger the vertigo. I've had that happen on occasion since about 2005.
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