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Re: ok that was a headache

Postby Zyklon » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:07 pm

jimmylegs wrote:alrighty time for another spin thru the giant magnet. here's hoping my brain looks AMAZING compared to earlier this year ;)


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Re: ok that was a headache

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:30 am

thx! i am usually more patient but man i could not wait for that one to be OVER.
and it was only brain. now i have to go back for spine in a couple days yayyyy :?
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Re: ok that was a headache

Postby NHE » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:45 pm

jimmylegs wrote:thx! i am usually more patient but man i could not wait for that one to be OVER.
and it was only brain. now i have to go back for spine in a couple days yayyyy :?

Did you have the gadolinium?
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Re: ok that was a headache

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:02 pm

no, which i thought was kind of weird. i did last time.
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Re: ok that was a headache

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:36 am

aaaaaaaaaaand they're sending me back for a scan w enhancement
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Re: ok that was a headache

Postby NHE » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:56 pm

jimmylegs wrote:aaaaaaaaaaand they're sending me back for a scan w enhancement

An MRI tech told me that all forms of gadolinium will dechelate to some extent. The free gadolinium can then stay in your body. In my experience, it can stick around for 10 years or more. I discovered this with a toxic metals urinalysis using the chelation agent dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA). It had been 10 years since my prior MRI with gadolinium, but the DMSA still readily pulled it out.
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Re: ok that was a headache

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:56 pm

good times w gadolinium

Gadolinium deposition and the potential for toxicological sequelae - A literature review of issues surrounding gadolinium-based contrast agents.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30032482
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Re: ok that was a headache

Postby NHE » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:51 pm

jimmylegs wrote:good times w gadolinium

Gadolinium deposition and the potential for toxicological sequelae - A literature review of issues surrounding gadolinium-based contrast agents.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30032482

Free full text at https://bpspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com ... /bcp.13718

I'm considering that my next MRI might be Gd free. Or, I could see a naturopath again to get some more DMSA, but that stuff gave me awful constipation last time.
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Re: ok that was a headache

Postby jimmylegs » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:57 am

high dose mag oxide follow-up ;)
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Re: ok that was a headache

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:00 pm

follow up d3, mag and zinc labs done today. if i had been thinking, would've asked for copper too. next time.
YAY i can load the dosette. have been feeling the lack of mag during washout week!

i spent this afternoon at the local cancer centre. was taking a foodie care package to flesh out the local offerings.
i had heard about the juice and cookies on offer in this place's waiting rooms. still, i couldn't believe all the fruit juice, and fruit cups (ie ultra sweet fruit pieces *in* juice) and white rice etc on offer for inpatients. oh and the iceberg lettuce salad. who still does that, seriously.
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Re: ok that was a headache

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:21 pm

just venting some more about cancer. chemo specifically. it's freaking hard to fortify the human body against that shite. i have never seen a magnesium level that low before. even after iv mag it's better, yes, but still circling the drain.
also unused to worrying about protein other than knowing that for my part, as a reformed vegan, i was helped by a high protein protocol in early days post msdx.
now dealing with protein intakes well above the high end of the target range, still coming in below normal in serum. wtf. it's a struggle to make it to 'well enough' to take on the next round! </vent>
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