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Anyone ever had an MRI with gadolinium contrast dye??

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I just started seeing a neurologist recently and I am scheduled to get an MRI brain scan with gadolinium contrast dye..I was wondering if anyone has ever had that before and if they have reacted to the dye ?? I'm feeling anxious about it

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IMO - unless you have something possibly fatal, stay away from dye contrasts. I had some slight to moderate bad reactions to gadolinium before that lasted a couple of months.

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It's to get tested for multiple sclerosis which I believe to be the cause of my visual impairment and along with a host of many other neurological symptoms including numbness and tingling.

Can u tell me more about ur reactions to it...did they use the minimal amount possible ? How did it affect ur vision etc

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I've had a head MRI with contrast.  Had no issues with it other than I got anxious when they injected it but it goes away in like 5 seconds.  I asked the tech about it and she said something like "Yeah that happens... some people feel like they're going to pee themselves.  We don't tell people usually because it makes them nervous about it and it only lasts a second."

 

I had no issues with it.  Don't worry about it.

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I've had a head MRI with contrast.  Had no issues with it other than I got anxious when they injected it but it goes away in like 5 seconds.  I asked the tech about it and she said something like "Yeah that happens... some people feel like they're going to pee themselves.  We don't tell people usually because it makes them nervous about it and it only lasts a second."

 

I had no issues with it.  Don't worry about it.

Did u have hppd at the time when u had the scan and contrast ?

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I had some symptoms of heavy metal poisoning. Google it. Also google people's stories with gadolinium. For the majority of people with healthy kidneys taking it once is safe long term though.

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Are there any blood tests you can do to check kidney function before getting the scan done?

I'm pretty sure my kidneys are healthy ...but then again I don't really know what has been damaged due to Iboga!

I don't have heavy metal poisoning as far as I know

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Yes for about 10 years at that point.

That's great it did not affect ur vision! Do most medications affect your vision? What aboit antibiotics? I'm just trying to get an idea if you are similar to me.

Hopefully I will go through with the scan

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That's great it did not affect ur vision! Do most medications affect your vision? What aboit antibiotics? I'm just trying to get an idea if you are similar to me.

Hopefully I will go through with the scan

 

Antibiotics seem to make my symptoms worse.  Hard to say for sure though.  SSRI's as well.  Honestly I'm not bothered by visual symptoms anymore.  The perceptual symptoms and cognitive difficulties are the most difficult to cope with.

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Yeah I can't take antibiotics either ....cognitive is the worst and also perceptual exactly!

So the dye was nothing like having an antibiotic then or a vitamin or supplement?

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Yeah I can't take antibiotics either ....cognitive is the worst and also perceptual exactly!

So the dye was nothing like having an antibiotic then or a vitamin or supplement?

 

No I had no issues with it.

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The dye did not affect visuals but gadolinium is a metal and some of it lingers within your body. Yeah you can take a blood test to see kidney function.

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My skin was itching all over, developed hives on my skin and tongue, felt chest pains when running, cognition got worse, was sensitive to smells, felt tingling in my extremeties, dark circles under eyes, had a metallic taste in my mouth, felt random sharp pains throughout my body, had trouble sleeping and would wake up much earlier than usual, had muscle twitching, and just generally felt weird. The symptoms actually started a day after the injection and lasted primarily a couple of weeks and then gradually went away. Garlic actually decreased the severity of my hives btw.

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Dam it looks like u had an allergic reaction ..anything can happen really and that's why I'm nervous to have it. But I do need too

I just hate not knowing what's going to happen

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Dam it looks like u had an allergic reaction ..anything can happen really and that's why I'm nervous to have it. But I do need too

I just hate not knowing what's going to happen

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They found out that gadolinium stays in the body of mice for a year after 1 injection. Everyone reacts differently. My aunt had like 6 mris with dye contrasts in 1 year and she didn't feel a thing. I know I'm never taking the dye contrast again...

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I wonder ..does gadolinium have aluminium in it?

I remember doing a test for heavy metals and aluminium was the only one that came up as semi high..so I'm worried that gadolinium might be ffmm the same family

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