Gadolinium Toxicity

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March 10, 2017 - European group recommends to stop using 4 linear GBCAs Read all about it.

February 27, 2017 - New Study Reports Gadolinium Retention in 70 Cases with Normal Kidney Function. Read all about it.

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Help described here is intended for people who are, or suspect they are Gadolinium Toxic.  It will also be useful for family members.  Please understand that we are not medical professionals, and the information provided here should not be considered medical advice.  We suggest that you gather as much information as you can find from a variety of sources and then consult with your doctor or other medical professional when making decisions about your care.

Other than this website and the MRI-Gadolinium Toxicity Yahoo Support Group, help for those who suspect they have symptoms of Gadolinium Toxicity will be hard to find.  It is not recognized as a medical condition and it is believed that patients with normal kidney function do not retain Gadolinium.  Because of that, there are no established tests to help you better understand your level of toxicity and no treatments have been identified and proven successful.  We will attempt to fill you in with the information we have gathered from medical research literature, our own research, the MRI-Gadolinium Toxicity Yahoo Support Group, and our own personal experiences.

We suggest that before exploring these Help pages, you read the three documents found in Our Research, as they will give you some of the background information you need.

We have separated the information in this section onto individual web pages that will help you understand more about the following:

You may also find helpful information in our Viewpoints section, where those of us who have experience with Gadolinium Toxicity offer our thoughts and ideas on a variety of related topics.

Finally, if you want to have an interactive experience with other afflicted persons, we suggest that you apply for membership in the MRI-Gadolinium Toxicity Yahoo Support Group.


4 Comments

  1. Dawn Walton says:

    I had my first urine test for heavy metals over 5 years after my last MRI with contrast. Dr. Terry Grossman had a 24-hour provoked test run and sent to Genova Diagnostics. Genova’s reference range is <=0.019 mcg/g Creatinine. My level for this test was 4.892.
    I'm don't have the classic NSF skin involvement, but do have most of the other symptoms and I want to file suit against those responsible for my condition, and that of so many others who haven't the resources to fight the system.
    Can you help me, or connect me to someone who can?

    • Duke G says:

      Dawn, we do not discuss individual people’s situation in the Comment features of the web site. Using the contact us feature or joining the Yahoo support group will work better for you.

  2. Mary Roeder says:

    Why won’t Medicare pay for chelation therapy for gadolinium toxicity when they paid for the MRI gadolinium contrast test that made me toxic and sick?? My level is a 15. I am so debilitated. I tried chelation therapy a few times with an alternative, complimentary physician and it was helping tremendously. I had to stop because I couldn’t afford ongoing treatment.

    • Sharon W says:

      I am sorry to hear that retained gadolinium has made you so sick. Unfortunately, there isn’t any gadolinium-related diagnosis for patients with normal kidney function so insurance companies and Medicare are not aware that patients like us even exist. For the most part, no one’s insurance will pay for chelation therapy especially not to remove gadolinium. I don’t know how long ago your last dose of contrast was, but a gadolinium level of 15 is very high. If you haven’t already done it, you need to file an Adverse Event Report with the FDA through its MedWatch program. If you aren’t able to do it, your doctor can file a report.

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