MRI Scan - bad reaction?

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Has anyone suffered a bad reaction following a spinal MRI scan?

I suffered (and am suffering) terrible muscle pain and muscle weakness following an MRI scan one month ago.

My scan was standard (i.e. without a contrast dye being injected into the blood - I know the dye sometimes causes problems) and I have so far found two people who have suffered a similar reaction.

It feels as if the scan has "stirred up" my immune system to produce inflammation in muscle and joints in my right leg and right arm.

I'd be grateful to know if you have any similar experience.

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    I have not heard of this, wat other medications are you on ? If none then it worth check back with hopsital or GP
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    Ray I had one done a few months ago and I did experience a really sick feeling and very sore joints and muscles for weeks. My dr didn't think it had anything to do with the bone scan with contrast called nuclear bone or MRI scan. The illness I never experienced before or since.

    GO FIGURE I think we had some sort of a reaction. Allergy or caused a flare. 

    It's definately did seem to be a coincidence in any case.

     

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    I wonder if you have any tattoos. On some rare occasions the dye in a tattoo can react badly to the magnetic resonance of an MRI . Other than that it may be an even rarer reaction to your particular pigment type. Some pigment types react in a way that causes something like a burn deep in tissues and tendons. Or you may simply be having a bad flare up of your AS..
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    This is such a bad case. Hope, you'll find cure and be fine soon.
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    I too experienced muscle weakness as one of many symptoms I receievd after having an MRI or the head (without contrast) 4 months ago. The muscles went very lumpy too. My main symptom is burning pain all over and fragile skin (reddens, welts or bleeds when scrathed or rubbed). My scalp has since bust out in sores which appear to be coming from within. I did have flu-like symptoms for about 2 months (constant sickness, extreme fatigue, etc). I cant find a cause for this either. I would like to know how the MRI (electromagnetic field and radiofrequency) could have done this to my body. My life has been destroyed by it.
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      Hi belinda

      Just wondered if you have recovered after your MRI i had one 2 weeks ago on my head without contrast ..i remember the 1st day i felt really spaced out as if id taken about 20 valium i went steaight to bed n hoped it would be gone in the morning ..but 2 weeks on n i still feel weird ..i feel like ive got lots of inflammation in my head ..in fact im gonna get a blood test c reaction protien it measures how much inflammation is in your body ..im gonna get to the bottom of this somehow n sue then f******* who did this to me ..my life has been ruined too because of this ..i have dizziness every day

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      Hi, I have had reactions after 3 head mri's( over past 3 years, last one being two weeks ago). Increased pressure in my head( top of spine) fees like gravity has increased or a 15 stone invisible person is sat on my shoulders, pressure on my legs , hard to lift. Strange giddy pressure in head.

      My walking is clumsy as are hand movements, particularly on my right hand side. I'm off to see a neurologist in two days, ( 2nd one in 3 years)I was supposed to have a full spinal MRI also this week, but postponed it as I'm very worried about further bad reactions, I hope you are feeling better.

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    Hi, I had a brain MRI scan without contrast 2 days ago. During the first 24 hours I had headache, felt weak and sleepy. Up until now I have a weird metallic taste in my mouth and my urine smells strange. As if those powerful magnets removed some metals in my body that are now been expelled through urine. My personal theory is that MRI exams have a sort of chelation effect and heavy metals accumulated in organs through diet and water (we all have) might get re-distributed onto other places withing the body. This might cause a heavy metal poisoning effect dependng on the organ affected. I know there is no medical evidence for this theory, but t makes sense to me given that metallic compounds will get attracted to the powerul electromagnetic field used with MRI scans. Perhaps you could try some heavy metalas detox protocols that use coriander, chlorella, basil, etc. o get rid of them gradually. 
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      Interesting theory, especially with your symptoms. Not so little medical evidence actually, as there is plenty of scientific research published that shows that the electromagnitic radiation in MRI can cause temporary destruction of teh blood-brain barrier, which could cause stored mentals to enter the blood stream. Then again those you describe can be symptoms of hormonal changes. I wish you the best of luck.
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    Oh yes!  I too have suffered 2 different bad reactions now to mri scans without contrast:  The first, the early part of last year:  Horrific pain, deep tissue pain, actual facial and thoracic swelling and terrible migraine.  It began within a few hours after the scan.

    Also, last month, an mri scan without contrast had me suffering an allergic asthma type reaction but with facial swelling as well.  Sore throat, coughing, so badly I had to reschedule the second mri which was to take place immedicately after.  Nervous already for the upcoming.

    Hoping this finds you feeling much better Raymondo1 and any others who have suffered reactions with mris.

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      Hi, I have had 3 head mri's without the contrast dye, and after each I've had worsening of symptoms & immediately afterwards reaction, heavy legs & head, also wierd head pressure and legs and arms, like gravity has increased or an invisible 15 stone person is sat on me, loosing dexterity / mobility in legs and arms/ hands. Have you improved at all since then ?

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    I've just found this site and very interested in the comments .today I had an MRI scan as I have a fibroid which needs operating on .lastcminute the consultant decided to send me for an MRI scan .during the scan I experienced warmness on my back and pins and needles in my legs feet and arms and hands ..shortly after I've been having lot of headaches I never suffer with headaches ..and arm ache a heaviness I could describe it as and pins and needles ....bfre the MRI I was taking high dose of iron tablet ..have your symptoms since gone ..would be good to know ..if taking any metal detox products helped ..I have chlorella and wondered whether to use it ...interesting what you say about metals in body being disrupted ..any advice be helpful ..

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