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Cityview

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I feel nauseous getting the contrast dye injected. My MRI is coming up and I dread it. Does anyone feel this way? Does anyone worry about the effects on the kidneys getting these MRIs every six months/yearly?

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Re: Does anyone feel nauseous from getting the contrast dye for the MRI?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 05:24:27 pm »
Hi Cityview .....

Although I have never felt nauseous, nor any reaction, with gadolinium dye, I am required to have a kidney function blood test before every MRI.  Therefore, I am not overly concerned about the effects of the dye on my kidneys, since all of my blood tests have been within normal limits.

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Re: Does anyone feel nauseous from getting the contrast dye for the MRI?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 06:27:42 pm »
Ditto, Clarice.
I have the test done before the MRI and have not had any kidney problems in the 8 yrs I've been getting them.
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Re: Does anyone feel nauseous from getting the contrast dye for the MRI?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 08:02:40 pm »
The die makes me nauseous.  Not enough to vomit, but enough to notice it.  The tech told me it's a common side effect.
Diagnosed June 2014 1cm AN at 47 years of age.  Had fluctuating symptoms since 2006.    6 mos MRI (Dec 2014) showed no growth, MRI  in July 2015 showed no growth.  MRI Jan 2016 showed no growth.  MRI Aug 2016 showed no growth.  I'm gonna ride the WW train as long as I can.

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Re: Does anyone feel nauseous from getting the contrast dye for the MRI?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2016, 11:57:40 pm »
Ditto Clarice and Alabamajane.

I've had many MRIs with contrast.

No nausea.

Also had the kidney labs before hand with no issues.

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Re: Does anyone feel nauseous from getting the contrast dye for the MRI?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2016, 03:11:50 pm »
I've never had a problem with the more popular gadolinium, but at one place they gave me a different agent and I threw up. If you have a problem with one, ask if you could try another. Good luck.
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Re: Does anyone feel nauseous from getting the contrast dye for the MRI?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2016, 11:06:38 pm »
I never had an issue while  receiving the contrast during my MRI scans for my acoustic neuroma; however, when I had a CT scan (not for my acoustic neuroma) I was instructed to drink some contrast fluid which was later activated about an hour later right before my CT scan.

When they activated the contrast fluid, I felt a giant "hot flash" or "warming sensation" across my face which lasted about 10 seconds. It was moderately unpleasant.
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Re: Does anyone feel nauseous from getting the contrast dye for the MRI?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2018, 09:57:22 am »
I always throw-up from the dye. Bleech!

 


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