I'm feeling a bit scared because I've had a letter from neurology that says the last MRI I had has flagged up a couple of things. I was having an MRI to see what might account for my nerve pain and various CNS type symptoms that might be due to having lupus. The neurologist wanted to first rule out vasculitis.
The MRI showed that I have something that looks like an ' (small) incidental meningioma' which I have learned is a type of benign tumour. It also shows that I have 'foraminal stenosis' on C5. C6 and C7 on my neck joints, which I've found out that it means I have narrowing of the nerve pathways which can cause nerve pain.
I'm being sent for another MRI with contrast dye in 2 weeks time. I'm rather nervous about this. Has anyone else had this? Have you got any tips for me? I'm thinking it would be good to be well hydrated beforehand. As far as I know the dye contains iodine. Has anyone reacted badly to this? I'm having blood tests tomorrow to check my renal function (it's usually fine). Any info/tips/comments/reassurance welcome! Thanks.