Posted by Jasmine (Vero Beach, Fl) on 10/30/2014
Hello all, I am a 41 year old female 140 lbs and had an mri 2 days ago with contrast for a fibroid surgery I will undergo in december.
I have had 2 other mri's with contrast within this same year, which always gives me a brief period of nausea then subsides within seconds. This last mri, as soon as I received the contrast through my vein, as they put me in the machine I broke out in welts and started itching all over. They gave me benadryl which resolved the welts. Breathing, everything else fine.
Ever since, I've have slight but noticeable numbness and tingling in my hands, nausea, run down like when you're just starting a flu or cold, fatigued and periods of feeling cold and hot, like feverish but no fever, chest pain. They did do labs beforehand and my kidney levels were normal.
Can anyone explain what is going on? I found out after the fact that gadolinium has not been fully researched for side effects, and I pretty much get mri with contrast every year for my breasts. I recently resolved my fibromyalgia symptoms from reading your wonderful remedies and Dr Teds and Bill by alkalizing with the lime/baking soda (for a month now), switching to purified water(1 month ago as well) and taking several supplements suggested here for the fatigue from the fibromyalgia including (the following I've been taking since june of this yr) b-complex, 1000mg vit c(I took an extra 1000mg morning of mri to prevent catching something from the other patients at the imaging center), magnesium, selenium, multi with iron(due to past anemia from fibroid), calcium. I also take (for gyno problems) royal jelly and barleans women's flax oil/lignans and evening primrose oil combo. I eat mostly vegetables and wholesome food. I just mentioned all this in case maybe the mri contrast is interacting with one of these?
My medical history/background: I started recently with fibro symptoms last year, november triggered by a repetitive motion injury (tennis elbow) which I am still going to therapy for. I resolved all fibro symptoms (thanks to God and you all!! ) I have fibroid, fibercystic breasts, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Glaucoma. history of intestinal polyps, stomach polyp, IBS, asthma.
I am hoping someone out there can help me get back to normal; I was doing so good and now I just feel so run down and not myself. I wish the numbness in my hands would go away, the fatigue and the nausea. I could barely eat 3 bites last night for dinner. Im scared of going to the ER for fear of more radiation/tests. Thank you so much in advance.