I was recently feeling terrible the past two months. Bedridden, neck hurting and so stiff I was unable to turn my head or walk without feeling dizzy. Most of my tests came back fine except that my ANA came back positive for Lupus. Well I am waiting a month before seeing a rheumatologist. I recently woke up with my heart racing unable to find my pulse in my arm. Thinking I had some form of vasculitis, possibly from the Lupus, I went to the ER. The doctor was very concerned of my symptoms and ordered 2 ct scans of my head and neck and also one of my chest. I have had a ct scan 5 years ago of my chest to check for possible blood clot or other issue after having heart attack like symptoms after having my son and that came back fine. These ct scans came back normal as well. However, both times a day or two after my scans my skin felt as if it were sun burnt afterwards. It was hot and irritated. It's been two days since my 2 scans and though I am feeling better, I am nauseous with still a burning sensation in my arms and the back of my neck and back. It's worse this time than it was 5 years ago, though they did have to do 2 injections for both the scans this past week so I'm assuming that's why I'm having a stronger reaction this time than I did last time. I didn't have any sort of allergic reaction, no itching or hives, etc. but I am pretty sensitive to most medications, so I'm assuming this reaction is just from the contrast dye. Has anyone else had this kind of reaction from contrast dye? It started the night after my scan, like 8 hours afterwards and kept me up all night, and now it's still there 2 days later, both the nausea and the skin burning. I'm going to the doctors today so I will tell her about it and have her check my kidney function as well, but just worried as to what could be causing this feeling. It's very uncomfortable, I can't even have my boyfriend rub my back or skin on my upper body, it just feels burning and so uncomfortable. My stomach and legs are fine, it's just in my upper body. Seems weird for it to be lasting this long unless maybe my kidneys are having a hard time getting rid of it. I guess I'll find out how they're doing today. Good news is my stiffness and dizziness had been going away, but now I'm worried about this weird reaction to the dye. This is all so scary, it would be nice to hear if someone else has had a similar experience to contrast dye.