Of course everybody's body/health is different, but I'd personally have to go w/Kruse re MRIs+Dyes. I've had at least 2-3 MRIs (1990s + early-2000s) but did not know about EMR nor ES in those days (but on SSD for CEBV + CFIDS, which some experts like Magda Havas think CFIDS is the same as ES).
The very last MRI was w/the BLUE DYE & I was literally "RUNNING INTO THE WALLS" in my small apt. for at least 3 days thereafter. It was BAD NEWS, like a body & brain poisoning head to toe, totally messed up my ability to simply navigate the short walk from the bedroom to the kitchen (I was not on any drugs). I kept running into the door-frame instead; plus severely spacy-head, etc. Awful!
When I saw the Neuro again & told him about the reaction, take a guess as to his reply: "Well, I've NEVER HEARD OF SUCH A THING!" :-/ (And he was no Spring Chicken just starting out.)
One of those 2-3 MRIs was an fMRI (Functional MRI) Rx'd by the Immunologist who was "more protective" than the Neuro. An fMRI supposedly does not radiate you but also does not show as much info as a regular-radiating MRI. I don't recall any bad reaction from that.
Here's a search result from the ES Forum re prior MRI &/or w/Dye comments which may provide more variety of opinions to consider:
I had an MRI of the neck with no contrast in 2009 - a few years before I realized I was ES. I felt as if I were coming unglued in the machine. It wasn't that I felt claustrophobic - it was because I could hear a constant hammering sound and felt it in my head.
When the scan was done I had trouble walking and talking and was a basketcase for an hour or more. Perhaps it wouldn't have been so bad if it was so near my head? You are in presence of a gigantic unnatural magnetic field in those machines.
From: casper [via ES] <ml+[hidden email]> Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:45 AM To: Fog Top Subject: [ES] Re: MRI and EHS
What is the contrast agent they are using? Chuck Norris's wife was injured by gadolinium, and there are others who have been injured by this too.
concerning contrast media... what could be done, what are the problems.
They only talk about 'expected reactions' such as allergy and kidney poisoning:
" Some patients may develop adverse reactions or side effects from substances called radiocontrast media. These substances are given to patients before an X-ray or computerized tomography (CT) scan. The substances improve the visibility of the internal organs, allowing healthcare providers to detect cancerous tumors and abnormal growths.
There are two main types of contrast media: barium sulfate and iodine.
Barium sulfate is a white powder that is mixed with water. The agent is most often used to help healthcare providers see the internal organs of the digestive tract, such as the intestines.
Barium sulfate is usually swallowed or administered as an enema. The substance will be excreted from the body in the feces.
Iodine-based radiocontrast media are can be used almost anywhere in the body. They are typically injected into veins, but they may also be injected into an artery, injected into the spine, or injected into the abdomen.
Iodine may be formulated as either an ionic compound or an organic (non-ionic) compound. Ionic compounds were developed first, and they are still widely used today. Although ionic compounds are more likely to cause side effects than organic compounds, adverse reactions are uncommon.
Organic compounds have fewer side effects because, unlike ionic compounds, they do not separate into smaller particles once they dissolve in water. This means the concentration of particles dissolved in a fluid, also called osmolality, is one-half that of ionic agents.
Substances with higher osmolality are more likely to cause adverse reactions.
Adverse reactions from radiocontrast media are rare and symptoms can range from mild to life threatening.
Serious side effects include an anaphylaxis-like reaction and kidney damage.
Normally, anaphylaxis reactions are allergic reactions that involve the immune system. When anaphylaxis reactions occur in response to radiocontrast media, the immune system is not involved.
Therefore, it is not considered true anaphylaxis.
Kidney damage may occur because the kidneys must break down the radiocontrast media.
Radiocontrast media should not be given to patients who have experienced adverse reactions in the past because they have an increased risk of experiencing reactions in the future.$
Treatment for adverse reactions depends on the type and severity of symptoms.
Commonly used treatments include electrical cardioversion, epinephrine, hemodialysis, isotonic fluid, and supplemental oxygen."
Read the Mercury Detox Manual by Andy Culter (Get the NEW book). This is the safest protocol to use to remove heavy metals which is sometimes confused with MS, Parkinsons, psychosis etc. Everyone has heavy metals some more than others which is why some are more chemically or EHS.
On January 23, "ninipooh [via ES]" <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Read the Mercury Detox Manual by Andy Culter (Get the NEW book). This is the
> safest protocol to use to remove heavy metals
The Cutler protocol is not the safest protocol, as evidenced by the many people who
were unable to complete it (including Culter himself), and the many people who never
got better from it or even got worse from it (myself included).
The "safest protocol" is dependent on the individual, depending on what sorts of
metals have accumulated within them, which chelators they can tolerate, and how
well their kidneys and liver are working.
Many people who abandoned the Cutler protocol as unsafe moved onto
other things, based on the work of Dr. Chris Shade, Dr. Boyd Haley,
Dr. Dietrich Klinghart, or others.