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Old 08-20-2017, 08:51 AM
Suebee Suebee is offline
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Default Gadium toxcity with frequent MRIs

As an MRI frequent flyer, this medical journal article surveying gadium toxitcy with frequent MRIs caught my eye.

I pass it on, although a bit depressing, because I know a key to MSer health is to self advocate. Unfortunately, i think neuros will not intitate a risk/ benefit discussion about using GAD inhancement for fear of liability. CYA type reason.

My (rather glib) summary of article:

Thought that GAD is quickly secreted and safe in non-renally impared humans is false.
The gad burden on body increases each MRI with gad. Found in brain, bones, kidneys of non-renally impaired humans.

High dose zinc supplementation (including a teeth product) has caused Harmful Gad retention in a human.

N-acetylcysteine pretreatment inhibits gadolinium-induced cell death in rats but protective dose not established for human
link to article:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/art...7/#!po=54.2105

Last edited by Suebee; 08-20-2017 at 08:56 AM. Reason: forgot link :(
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:38 PM
GoatHerder GoatHerder is offline
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Default Just Wow

I've had 10 MRI's in the last 17 years, and the buildup of gadolinium could be huge. Wondering if the cyst found on one of my kidneys in my latest CT scan could have been caused by it.

I'll be requesting no contrast for my next MRI I think!
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Old 08-24-2017, 10:49 PM
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Default Gadium toxicity

Great, just wanted I wanted to read after 10 years of MRI's ( some years even 2)!

The possibility of toxicity was never mentioned to me by anyone.
Gadium deposits in our major organs can't possibly be good for our MS.
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:41 PM
MSLazarus MSLazarus is offline
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Default This is not good news but,

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I've had 10 MRI's in the last 17 years, and the buildup of gadolinium could be huge. Wondering if the cyst found on one of my kidneys in my latest CT scan could have been caused by it.

I'll be requesting no contrast for my next MRI I think!

Hello
Thanks for this information. I have had yearly MRIs with gad. For way too many years. I am very glad this information is here to read. Click..click..click went my mind as I am having some painful problems of late. You know, the kind of thing a doctor says we will watch and monitor. This information will make me assert my concerns.

Thanks for the push.
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