Contrast concerns

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I have an MRI with contrast scheduled for Monday. I've been having a numbness in my head once in a while and one day it shot down my left arm and leg. So I went to the ER to get checked out. They did blood work, an EKG and I got a Cat Scan. Everything came back fine. But they still wanted me to do an MRI with contrast just to be safe. I have avoided contrast all my life but had to have it done late this Spring when I had sever pain and bloating in my intestinal area. They did a scan of my abdominal area and I was diagnosed with Diverticulitis. I begged the Doctor not use contrast but she said it had to be done. I was in so much pain as is, I didn't even notice it was being administered. I had to have another scan 4 weeks later as a follow-up. This time, my heart started beating really fast right after they injected me with the contrast. Not one of the side effects listed anywhere online. So I assume it was just nerves. But I'm still nervous to have it done again. Since I didn't have any serious side effects the first two times, I assume I'll be o.k. Does anyone else have concerns about contrast?

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    I did and it's nearly cost me my life as I knew it. Read up on what they will be injecting before you make up your mind.

    • Posted

      Can you please elaborate. Why did it nearly cost you your life? What happened?

    • Posted

      have you recovered from the adverse affects of your ct scan?

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    I think you should take it as it comes, it should become easier to do once done once. The first time i donated blood i was extremely nervous but after doing it once it became easier second and third time around. I wish you all the best, you have to think of good things that will happen from doing it again.

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