So sorry that happened to you. Coincidentally, my husband had to take me to the ER Tues nite. I was experiencing severe abdominal pain. They needed to do a CT scan and so I needed an IV started. My veins had collapsed and after umpteen tries they finally got a line in. After all that I guess we forgot to bring up again my suspected allergy to the dye needed for the scan. In the past my reactions were mild...mostly turning red, feeling very hot. So yesterday afternoon I started experiencing the worst headache I've ever had plus vomiting. I have been taking as much Benadryl and pain meds as I can keep down. All in all not as bad as your experience. I agree...a person needs to get these reactions documented but I don't know how to find out the name of the contrast dye. From other cases I have read about
, if there is something you are allergic to but you don't know the name of it, each time you are given the drug or dye the worse the experience is going to be.
My problem is getting the doctors to call back. I left a message early this morning with the hospital saying I thought I was having a bad reaction to my CT scan contrast die. They said they would call right back.....still haven't heard from them and it's almost 9pm...glad I wasn't dying! I would be dead by now. Hang in there!
Post Edited (Mary in IA) : 6/16/2016 9:42:38 PM (GMT-6)