Reaction to MRI Gadolinium contrast media
Hi, I have idiopathic autonomic neuropathy. I had an MRI done of my brain 6 years ago when I was diagnosed with small fibre neuropathy. They found white matter ischemia in my frontal and parietal lobes. Over the following four years mild symptoms became more have an issue. Like labile blood pressure, digestive issues from one end to the other, loss of skin sensation and nerve pain and heat intolerance etc. 2 years ago things were really bad then I had 18 months where the symptoms were quite manageable . I was pretty happy about that!
But in April after my first vaccine the symptoms started becoming more noticeable and four weeks ago after my second vaccine of Pfizer I'm back to where I was 2 years ago.
I'm hoping it's just a flare because my body is also dealing with processing the vaccine but I am really concerned. The doctor would like to do another MRI to compare where my brain is at now. But I'm concerned my system be able to handle the dye without it being more taxing and exacerbating my symptoms even more.
Is there any information out there about this being a reasonable concern?
I'm having trouble holding my phone and reading so I'll think any responders in advance and hopefully I will be able to get to read your responses.