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Why does the CT/Myelo dye cause so much pain?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Chronic Pain
After my first lumbar CT/Myelo, I decided the pain must be from the added material in the spinal fluid. Yesterday, though, I had one done lumbar AND cervical. They put the dye in, my hips and legs had crazy pain (same as last time), but nothing in cervical. THEN they tipped me toward my head, and suddenly my neck and shoulders had crazy pain!

My only conclusion is that it must be the dye?

I was extremely lucky this time, as the group they sent me for it believes in pain control during this process, so they gave me a shot of demoral (sp?) and some anti-nausea med, or I would have been losing it and hurling all over. Problem being, found out I am extremely sensitive to demoral and was out of it the rest of the day (they gave it to me around 12 noon).

I hope I never have to do this again! But unfortunately, I may have to since they refuse to do an MRI because of some old hardware from ear surgury in 1983.



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