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Had thyroid test and nuclear medicine was administered. Had oysters and feeling unwell. Medication? husband just had a thyroid test done where the nuclear medicine was administered. He could not have any seafood for a week or prior to the test. The followup was this past Fri. He still showed a pretty high level in his body. Today, Sat, he had oysters for supper. Now, he s not feeling well. What should we do? Is this something that will just pass, or does he need medical attention?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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As you have said that your husband had radio imaging of thyroid ( radioiodine), had oyesters .

I think either he has a chinese resturant syndrome due to MSA ingredient in most of their dishes , that cause allergic reaction like flushing , sweating , chest tightness etc.

Or it could be a reaction of MSA with the high level of radioiodine in his body causing the allergic reaction.

If his symptoms of chest tightness , low blood pressure , fainting is there you need to take him to hospital for adrenaline shot if not then these symptoms will go away as soon as he defecate or vomit out.

Hope this helps

Take care
Answered: Mon, 15 Jul 2013
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