@Silence No dye! And I agree about skipping that.. I was just worried about the magnetic process of the MRI and how it would effect any iron deposits in my brain. I did have an MRI before I had iron issues, and it was ok then. @Wolfcub I'm sorry to hear about your pain and hope it just goes away!!Are they going to use Gadolinium based contrast agents? I would forgo it unless really necessary. I received my MRI 8 years ago and am still excreting GAD at high levels in my urine. There is growing research and focus on the growing concerns of GAD used in MRIs. Certain people develop disabling conditions after receiving it.
Hmm maybe ask your doctor if you can do it without dye. They were able to visualize my arteries w/o contrast , but I was told that the dye would make it clearer or light up or something like that.I am due an MRI in September and don't foresee any issues. My instincts are okay with it.
Re: the contrast dye....my instincts are not so happy about that, and I really don't want it. But owing to a right sided head twinge pain which has been more or less constant for 3 months now, I can imagine the neurologist will want to check temporal arteries....(which no doubt will include dye) I am also in a bit of a quandary about it and would rather forego the dye-thing.
We will see. I am always the one who calls the shots anyway re: my own body!