Metformin and ct contrast

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I previously talked to you about the post op seroma and the myelogram. I thank you for that answer, but have another one that is weighing heavy on my decision to have the myelogram. Since August 26, 2008 I have been taking the diabetes drug Metformin at 2000 mg per day, prescribed by my endocronologist and have my glucose level within the normal ranges now. After your answer about the only test for this problem a ct myelogram, my surgeon has ordered the test.
If it works the same, the my only caution to your daughter applies at imaging time. The metformin does not mix with the contrast dyes used for MRI, ct, or xrays imaging. It must be suspended several days in advance. Her doctor will know how to advise her as to other effects as they relate to her MS or MS drugs. Someone here may also have some experience with this and can give you more input than I can.
I stopped metformin abruptly and started birth control around the same week I stopped the metformin, and so suddenly and intensely felt so much pain like I was dying. Its been 3 months and I haven't gotten better, I used to be so happy and hopefull now I feel completely hopeless, uneasy, and cannot enjoy anything. Will I ever get better??!!
I have started lately with dizziness and a little headaches. I went to my PD today and he ordered me a CT scan with contrast. I m diabetic and using metformin, but I red that are risks of kidney failure with the contrast if my kidneys are not working fine. My PD forgot that I was using metformin till I told him and told me to stop the medication for 2 weeks before the scan. If my kidney results comes with normal level of creatinine is it safe to do the contrast?
He wrongly assumed that I was diabetic because I was obese and take Metformin. (I take it for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). He advised me that the headaches were caused by a number of factors; mainly the blood sugar issues (which I do not have; all my blood sugar tests have come up normal), my psychiatric issues (I have Aspberger's Syndrome), my weight and all the meds I take (Abilify, Topamax, Lexapro, Metformin and Simvastatin).
I called the neurologist to find out what they plan to do and they said they are going to mainly look at my MRI,CT and ENG and ask me a bunch of questions and go from there. I've read online that a infected middle ear matches what I have, but I have yet to hear from anyone who's actually gone through it.
) So ,after 9 months of endless tests ( 5 ultrasounds , 2 upper GI endoscopies , 1 CT-scan with oral andIV contrast , 3 FibroSures , 1 FibroScan, to many bloodtests to count right now ) ALA IVs , Modern Chinese Medicine , HR preferred supplement list ect ect ect... It was never really a question IF I want to try eliminate the virus but when and how. And from the looks of it SOC+Alinia time has come.
I have been on the metformin for about 2 months now, and I finally started my period the other day for the first time in 4 months. I have noticed since I have been taking it though that my blood sugar has been running much higher. None of the medications have made me feel any better, and when I take the Vitamin D, it seems to make me feel worse. I know everybody around me is starting to think I am a hypochondriac, but I'm really not, I just want answers, and I want to feel better!
HAD LOWER LEFT WISDOM TOOTH OUT TUESDAY AND NOW IT IS SEVEN DAYS LATER AND STILL HAVE LEFT LOWER LIP AND LEFT SIDE OF CHIN NUMBNESS AND FRONT LOWER TEETH AND GUM ON INSIDE ALSO..GOING BACK TO ORAL SURGEON ON THURSDAY TO SEE WHAT HE SAYS..ALSO ALTHOUGH THERE IS THE NUMBNESS I HAVE PERIODIC ITCHING FEELING AND CRAWLEY FEELINGS IN MY CHIN AND LIP, DOES THIS MEAN I HAVE INFERIOR ALVELOAR NERVE DAMAGE..WILL IT GET BETTER IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN TAKE TO HELP THIS SITUATION..
my glucose is still high in the morning, 110-120, even thought the metformin has been doubled and I am exercising... maybe it takes awhile? HI apache! yeah, i remember all that. I am just hoping and praying that IR is the reason I failed. As far my doctor goes... of course I am getting a new one... and am seriously thinking of trying to talk my pcp into treating me, as he is quite open to all options.
Only showed some minor calcium deposits and asymmetry of the two hemispheres, but seems to be normal/of normal origin. Head MRI - NO CONTRAST: Only the asymmetry. The calcium deposits didn't show up on the MRI. 20-min. EEG- NORMAL EKGs: NORMAL. ECHO: only the Mitral Valve Prolapse, otherwise CLEAR. No clogged arteries, etc. LYME TITER: clear Thyroid - COMPLETE CHECKUP: CLEAR Electrolytes: CLEAR/FINE Plus some other tests I can't remember...I had WAY too many done....
I then started to experience intermitant sensations of what I can only describe as light numbness and pins and needles in both my hands and feet, but primarily on my left sided extremeties.I would also occassionaly get these sensations on a small area of my left thigh.These sensations regularly come and go, but last seconds rather than minutes/hours.
Doc said cramps and bloating could be from diverticulitis and treated me with cipro and flagyl, when no change i went to er. They did ct without contrast and bloodwork and said i had mild diverticulosis and to finish antbiotics. Went back again when cramps, bloating didnt go away, this time they did a pelvic ultrasound and upper right quadrant ultrasound to check lixvliver, pancreas and gallbladder. Only found sludge in gallbladder. Sent me home with more pain meds.
If one is having a CT Scan with Contrast [dye] the diabetes medication Metformin [glucophage] must be stopped 48 hrs prior then a Serum Creatinine test performed 48 hrs later before one restarts.
Taking synthroid, metformin (for diabetes), lipitor (as a precaution), lisinopril (blood pressure due to one reading that was 190), and sertraline (depression) regularly, with alprazolam as needed. The anxiety attacks continue to this day, and stress and caffeine increase intensity and frequency. Really bad attacks can seem to cause my eyes to go out of focus for a few seconds.
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
I had a CT scan for poss. divercu. which was neg. Report states: Somewhat inhomogeneous decreased attenuation of the liver. Liver is enlarged 26 cm in length, Gallbladder removed. Borderline enlargement of retroperitoneal nodes measuring up to 10mm. Spleen near upper limits of norm. w/o evidence of focal splenic abnormality.
A follow up CT-Scan confirmed it and showed that the tumor was located in his right adrenal gland and we immediately flew to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN for surgery. The attacks were caused by a surge of hormone that this type of tumor excretes and the migraines were the result of his blood pressure shooting up. I realize that what I am saying is probably very scary, but the worst part is not knowing.
went back a week later and they decided to send me for a CT scan of the brain. My eyes are perfect and CT was normal...I also visited my dentist to rule out TMJ, which he did. The dr. then proceeded to give me 10 days of antibiotics...which did nothing...then told me to try a different antibiotic for another 10 days and Flonase...nothing helped! She then prescribed me xanax...which I thought was helping a little, but later figured out it wasn't...
I am 42, married, F, mom, --- on paxil/zoloft for anxiety which usually work for the anxiety but not for this kind of stress......and 1000 mg metformin for IR...and I was on Yasmine birth control but my doc took me right off of that the other day. So my pcos symptoms are sure to return very soon. Anyway, i guess i did make this long. Sorry. I am most worried about this D-Dimer thing. Then, the new heart murmur...what is that???? .and my fatigue...but i also did test + for high thyroid...
In the ER they did a pelvic exam, lots of bloodwork, and a CT w/ barium and contrast. The radiologist said the thickening in the ileum was suggestive of Crohn's disease. Crohn's and Colitis is in my family and I've questioned my family doc prev. I followed up next week with the GI specialist as recommended. He did a colonoscopy - a single diverticula in the sigmoid colon. Took biopsies said they were negative for Crohn's. Then had upper GI series and small bowel follow thru.
I still have the double vision unless my eye is patched, and saw an eye dr. and have lost almost all visual acuity in my left eye, and my right eye (uncovered one) has a dark film over it, or everything seems "tinted". Eye dr. said my eyes are undiseased and it could be a "cranial palsy" but my diabetes and hypertension have been well managed. over the last week I have had constant headache, dizziness, nausea, and my vision seems worse. My eyes see two different things.
I'm sorry, I have no idea what a milligram is in pain management. I've tried to look it up and I find nothing. Is this an injection of some sort?
Well, are they checking for a pituitary tumor with the MRI? IF you have that then it could make your growth hormone drop. Have you had any vision loss or double vision or headaches? Sometimes there are no symptoms. When are they doing the MRI? I don't know much about the pills for growth hormone other than they can give you treatment if you have a pituitary tumor or chronic kidney insufficiency, and so forth.
MRI and CT with contrast liquid make kidneys damage, although healthy kidneys can recover it is not a no damage test 100% so it is best to use a good ultrasound machine which can detect nodules as little as 1mm and go for ct scans/mri only if there is a nodule which can be maligne i am monitored in one of the best research center and we use US even if i was cirrotic (not anymore), if Us has so much snesibility and is repeted every 4months it is very difficult to miss changes.
During the 2 years I had a cat scan done to check on a suspected nodular opacity which was not there as shown incorrectly on the exray (with contrast and one reason I don’t need to go through that horrible toasted sensation all over my body which Niaspan causes plus other side affects). I know this was a long story but since I have not spoken about this and seen the Dr.
U may also want to request copies of ur labs that were done. Do u know if ur MRI was with and without contrast? There r several different conditions that could cause the symptoms u describe, but with out the MRI findings it will be diff to speculate.
Reading everyone's stories has been very helpful, thank you all. I had a 6cm complex cyst found just today in an ultrasound on my left ovary. I am 36 and had a partial hysterectomy in 10/04. I was diagnosed "peri-menopausal" at 32. Now they want to send me to the hospital for a stat CT scan (with contrast) to rule out "adnexal" bleeding. Does anyone know what this might be and what the contrast part of the scan will show them versus the ultrasound?
My doctor can't explain the cramps (not in the back which is the usual area for pancreatitis) nor the weight loss (very gradual over time and definitely not from dieting). I have had recent CT Scan and while everything is not completely back to normal (enlarged) it is stable. Doctor not concerned ... apparently that is sometimes what happens in some cases. My original episode was quite severe with significant jaundice, blockage, emergency ERCP etc.
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