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Old 07-04-2014, 12:36 AM   #1
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Had A CT Scan Today

Even though I'm not "camping" these days, I still live in my 26BH fulltime in a nice WA state RV park while working a full time job. The last couple of weeks I've had on again, off again back pain (that didn't feel like a strain), and some other weird symptoms.'

This morning it started hurting really bad, so I went to the ER, where I was checked out completely. Blood, urine and a CT scan. For the scan they injected iodine into my IV line, and things went downhill after that. I started tasting iodine in my mouth, felt pressure in my throat, then had a strong urge to barf for several minutes.

After a few dry heaves and tears in my eyes, things settled down. It was a very unpleasant situation, but I survived. And the good news is that nothing bad was found internally- no cancer, blockages, or any other problems with my internal plumbing. Knowing that is a definite relief.

It's good to know that my problem is just a bad back, but I'd really rather had been at work today.
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:04 AM   #2
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Read up on Sciatica. I have been plagued with it lately and it sounds similar to my pain.
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:02 AM   #3
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Wow, my wife is going to the same exact problems for the past week, so our camping has been put on hold. We've been going to the chiropractor all week, and finally Urgent Care for a quick x-ray. Ended up in ER yesterday morning and they gave her 3 different meds via IV; she was knocked out in a few minutes, and it was the first sleep she got in a week. We were told the meds would last 8 hours, and they wore off in 2.5 hrs, and pains were worse than ever. The doctor and chiropractor said exactly the opposite, so now we're all confused. Hospital Dr. said Sciatica because it's down the front of the leg, and the chiropractor said Sciatica is down the back of the leg. probably going for MRI next. I am concerned about Lyme, as she has had it twice in the past. Good luck to you, SmokerBill, hope you feel better.
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Hope you get a treatment figured out
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:59 AM   #5
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Same deal for me...determined sciatica and seeing the chiropractor several times each week. Feel better!
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:40 AM   #6
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SmokerBill- Sorry to hear about you back problems...hope it gets better soon. Next CT you have with contrast (injected iodine stuff), make sure you tell them you had an allergic reaction to it. The reaction can be quite more severe that you experienced so be careful and good luck.
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Always very good news to hear you don't have the big "C"!!

Hope you find relief for your back pain!
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Thanks everyone. The back feels a little better today, and there are no lingering aftereffects from the iodine. I didn't consider it to be an allergic reaction, but my body didn't like it, for sure. I will study up on sciatica.
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I had a steroid shot 8 months ago and it stopped the pain immediately. Had another one this Wed. and it stopped it again. I have a MRI scheduled next week.
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I had a steroid shot 8 months ago and it stopped the pain immediately. Had another one this Wed. and it stopped it again. I have a MRI scheduled next week.
Good luck with the MRI. They bother some, but I feel like I'm in a bunk in the RV and actually relax. My wife thinks I'm not normal, but it works for me!
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