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@jeffrapp

Hi jager5210
This disease is maddening, even for medical professionals. I am both.
Please don’t take offense; i often feel the way you do.
However, i don’t believe your post is helpful for others in the same situation.
Your analysis of the dangers of contrast material is simply wrong. It doesn’t get stuck anywhere in your body, it has been well studied, and the side effects are not unknown.
Contrast is often used, particularly when a tumor is possible. If the tech really did what you say, he/she should be fired. They are not supposed to decide whether or not to use contrast, and certainly not make a diagnosis.
Current medicine does not have a lot to offer to us with this disease. Most professionals are doing the best they can.

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Hi Doc,

I read the disclosure about the contrast agent and it said exactly what I reported and the tech really did say what I said she did which I was thankful for. Maybe it's a new contrast agent. The disclosure did say that it could accumulate in the brain and body and that the long-term effects were unknown. I'm only a psychologist by training but I do understand the importance of your point and I would never communicate anything that was intended to mislead or might keep others from getting help they needed. I was dismayed that the doctor did not discuss this issue before the MRI. I guess the MRI did rule out a tumor but without the contrast the doctor said she could not determine if it was carotidynia, her suspicion.

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