Hello! On July 28th I had a myelogram test performed. They inserted contrast and took x-rays then I received a CAT scan of my spine. I have 1 to 2 herniated disks around L-4 and L-5. I spoke to 3 different people before receiving the test and none of them told me of the immense pain I felt after the contrast was inserted. It started with a rush to my head, felt like my brain was going to explode. All I could do was take deep breaths and cover my eyes to stop myself from passing out. Then all of a sudden the muscles in my legs seized up. I felt pain in every muscle from my buttocks to my toes. It felt like every muscle in each leg was cramped up. They tilted me and took the pictures as I screamed in agony. After, they had me roll onto my back, back onto the gurney. I looked at my legs and saw that each muscle was being contracted and realized I couldn't move my legs (due to all my muscles already being used). The doctor even tried to physically bend my leg and could not due to the contracting of my muscles. About 30 minutes later the muscles were relaxed again and the pain had subsided. Its been 3 days and the pain in my lower back is worse than it was before the test and my leg muscles feel very tight and sensitive, like a constant cramp (like I've had numerous Charlie Horses in my legs).
Ive looked for symptoms similar to mine online and haven't found any. I'm hoping someone here can give me some answers. Is this a "normal" abnormal reaction? Did they mess up the test? Was it just a negative reaction to contrast? Did they insert the dye directly into my herniated disk, making it worse? PLEASE! Anything will help and will be greatly appreciated.