The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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Radiation Sensitivity/Sickness

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance' started by merylg, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. merylg

    merylg Senior Member

    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    I've become interested in this since over the last two weeks I had two nuclear medicine scans (Gastric & Colonic Motility), and a hospital admission involving a whole bunch of X-rays. I tried to refuse the X-rays as I did not think they were necessary ie I already had recent X-rays, CT lungs & MRI brain & upper spine. I did not win.

    I now feel like I have radiation sickness. Crushing weakness on top of the usual fatigue I already had. Burning sensation lower colon. Oesophagitis, but that is nothing new, comes and goes. In hospital my veins shut down with the cold, as their air-con was set low (probably due to recent heat-wave here).
    It was like a systemic Raynaud's attack, with maybe some dehydration as well.

    They could not cannulate me & had difficulty collecting blood, as they were trying to use the back of my hands.
    I did suffer an allergic reaction to Clexane injection.

    Now that I am back home I do have this sense of radiation sickness. I found this interesting research that pins it down to genetic susceptibility.

    Interesting that the same research techniques can be applied to sort out the genetics of chemical sensitivity...sigh...

    I am going to cancel the HIDA scan...another nuclear med scan I was to have which my GP requested to check if I have "sludgy" gall bladder, as reason for my rising LFTs. I'm waiting on some more tests on my liver. Anti-LKM was one interesting test, the others seemed repeats of tests I have had before.

    Also i would like to link to the discussion of radiation sickness on this thread:

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  2. WillowJ

    WillowJ คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

    WA, USA
    I feel for you. I have had lots of CT scans, etc. I think carefully about any new requests for X-ray or whatever.

    sorry you feel so ill, and I hope they figure it out!
  3. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

    Sorry Meryl, this sounds awful! I hope you can figure out something and can avoid future radiation.
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  4. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

    Sth Australia
    I just saw this post (u should have a pm from me which i did before seeing this). Sorry to hear you are feeling like this.

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