I am wondering if anybody has had one of these tests done. My Gastroenterologist has suggested I have one of these tests without explaining anything about it to me. I have just been reading up about it and it involves either swalling a Radioactive type capsule or having a Radioactive Dye injected. I have already had to refuse a Colonoscopy due to my chronic allergic reaction to the preparations involved as I am a severe migraine sufferer. I am now really concerned about the effect this radioactive drug is going to have on me.
I tool Omeprazole recently for help my stomach and it's triggered the most horrendous migraine cycle that I cannot control. I am so allergic to just about every sort of tablet and "E" numbers and colours they contain that anything as strong as Radioactive dyes could just about tip me over the edge. I am on day 12 of a migraine now and am spending most of my time in bed on really strong medication which is giving me rebound migraines so I am already in a bad way without having to have further tests. My GP put me on a preventative migraine treatment last week (Topirimate) and it has made me even worse! Basically I react very badly to most medications and strong preparations. It has taken so long to organise these tests that my IBS symptoms are disappearing and my stomach is back to normal with no diarrohea for over 3 weeks. If anybody can give me any helpful advice or comments I would really appreciate it. My Gastroenterologist just doesn't seem to understand my migraine problems. I've just a whole year going to Acupuncture trying to get my head sorted out and now in this awful muddle. I dare not take the risk of another procedure when I don't know what effect it will have on my migraines. I am feeling so ill at the moment with them I cannot cope as it is. Any helpful advice or comments soon would really be appreciated. Many thanks indeed.