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MR Enterography last night, felt awful for 12 hours after

Does MRE make most people feel horrible?

I've had a MRE once before, in 2019. That was an early morning appt, this was an evening slot.

I am proud of myself for keeping the Breeza down. Blech. Doc ordered the imaging because of nausea. Feeling nauseated? Here, chug 3 bottles of liquid. đŸ¤¢

I had to stop eating and drinking hours before the test, but I do that for scopes all the time with no trouble.
I don't know why I felt so awful but in hindsight I should not have driven home.
I was lightheaded, dizzy, bloated, and got a massive headache on the right side of my head.
I didn't sleep very well.

I've been awake for about an hour and the headache has finally quieted to headache level instead of drilling into my skull and eye. I have migraine meds, but I try to avoid taking them because I'm on antidepressants.

I'm so thankful I can work from home. Getting out of bed was tough. I thought about calling out sick, but I'm going to try and stick it out.

I hope the results are helpful, at least.
Calprotectin was normal, most blood work was normal, except lymph absolute, and that's always slightly elevated.

Happy Tuesday đŸ¤ª
 

my little penguin

Moderator
Staff member
Yep my kiddo does not do or feel well until the barium (breeza stuff) has left the building -it makes the stool white
That said he is allergic to something in the MRE cocktail -had anaphylaxis last time
It’s either gallulidium,barium iodine ,or or …
No more MRE for him
 

crohnsinct

Well-known member
I get dreadfully ill from the Breeza. For me I think it is the artificial sweetener. I start getting diarrhea right after the first bottle and pretty much drink the other two as I un for the bathroom. The results are always the same, "not enough oral contrast to fully visualize". They keep asking me to do it again but I decline because it will only be the same result. I also get very nauseous and a headache etc. I usually perk up about 12 hours later.

So sorry it made you so ill. I hope they good a good read at least.
 

crohnsinct

Well-known member
Ohhhhh they thought my daughter had that at one point. I hope they are right and the drugs work! The test for that is pretty easy. It’s a breath test. Could save you the trouble of taking meds if that’s not what it is.
 
Ohhhhh they thought my daughter had that at one point. I hope they are right and the drugs work! The test for that is pretty easy. It’s a breath test. Could save you the trouble of taking meds if that’s not what it is.
I've heard of it but I don't know much.
I found out my insurance covers the antibiotic. So that's good.
No strictures or active inflammation is good news.

Getting another test would probably be more trouble than taking the meds, honestly.

Off to search for threads about SIBO.
 

Lisa

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This is just what I needed to hear right now (kidding...kind of!).....I'm waiting for a call to schedule an MRE for myself as I've been having right side pain/discomfort for a few months now...bloods/stool all checked out ok.....saw the doc last week for a follow up and decided to schedule an MRE to look further.
 
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