blackwolf Posted September 17, 2005 Report Share Posted September 17, 2005 on tuesday i will be having a follow up mri to see what is putting pressure on my spine(after 2+ years of complaining, i found a doc who listened and is treating). on my last mri (thursday nite)they found an area in the middle of my back where there is something putting pressure on my spine, they don't know what, only that i is compressing my spine and not allowing fluid past like it should. i have been told that i will be having an iv contrast given to me about an hour before the mri. i do know that it isn't an iodine based dye, but i don't really know what it is, i have been forworned that it might have some "mild" sideffects to it and my doc has ordered some drugs to help me if i do have trouble. what i am wondering is, has anyone had trouble with contrast/dyes and if you did what happened. i will not back out of this as i really need this treated as the pain and walking issues are being caused by it are really cutting into my life, and i am more than ready to deal with the results of the test(possible spinal tap afterward if the doc thinks i need it) but not sure how to deal with the unknown of the contrast. a little scary on my part, but would love your advise/input....mabey a prayer or too.ok. i am scared!!! thanks for readingblackwolf Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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