Side Effects

Side Effects of Gadolinium Contrast Agent Used in MRI and MRA Scans

Gadolinium is a toxic metal which is used as part of a contrast agent. These contrast agents are supposed to carry the gadolinium out of the body through urine, but it often stays in the body and causes serious and sometimes life-threatening side effects.

While most people affected by Gadolinium experience only temporary mild side effects such as nausea and headache, the buildup of Gadolinium inside the body can lead to serious and sometimes life-threatening side effects including impaired brain function and a condition called Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) which is also known as Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NFD).

Symptoms of NSF/NFD include:

  Intense burning sensation beneath the skin
  Discoloration in lower arm and leg
  Intense bone and joint pain
  Skin thickening or stiffness

Gadolinium can also affect the brain resulting in memory loss and difficulty thinking, sometimes referred to as a brain fog. The degree to which Gadolinium affects the brain varies from person to person.

Welcome to your Gadolinium

Did you have any known kidney impairment BEFORE having an MRI and receiving Gadolinium?

Were you diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy BEFORE having an MRI and receiving Gadolinium?

Have you had any of the following symptoms?

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