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... If I understand the mechanism of a spinal headache, essentially when you go upright, the leak 'worsens' which changes the pressure in your brain which causes the headache. ... (13 replies)
... I had my first spinal headache after an epidural in 2000 and the blood patch fixed it immediately. ... (13 replies)
... iCadence, I have never heard that before. I would ask the doctor. Studies have found that the blood patch is most successful at 48+ hours from after the LP. I have not heard about 5 days. :angel: (13 replies)

... Blood patch. Contact your doctor about a blood patch and you should get relief. Do this right away. ... (13 replies)
... Thank you, that is helpful. Were you able to go back to work the day after the blood patch? ... (7 replies)
... I got a spinal headache after my LP and really didn't want to do a blood patch either. ... (7 replies)
... The blood patch involves injecting a small amount of your own blood into the space over the puncture hole. ... (7 replies)
... before the blood patch will they do a CT or MRI or anything to look for a leak or will they just assume it's there? ... (7 replies)
... caffeine for several days, and it only seems to help temporarily. The ER anesthesiologist I saw last Wed. said if it wasn't better in a week to come back for the blood patch, so I'm hoping they could still do it. I will see how I feel in a couple hours and decide what to do. ... (7 replies)
... Thank you for sharing. As time has passed, there is a limit on how long you have to use a blood patch. The epidural blood patch simply involves taking a small bit of your own blood and injecting it at the site of the LP and this would cause clotting. ... (7 replies)
... I went back to work for 2 days and was fine, but the headache would come on at the end of the day and become excruciating at night. ... (7 replies)
... Hi! I had one blood patch, felt great, went home and headache came back after getting up and doing a few things. The next day, went back to ER and they sent me home, telling me to drink a 2 liter Coke. ... (4 replies)
... Twink, I would call the ER where you had the blood patch done. ... (4 replies)
... I cant believe this is happening. I felt good yesterday the day after my blood patch, I had no headache. So I did laundry, and a few things, not a whole lot but then today I started with another headache. ... (4 replies)
... I don't mean this to sound flippant but if you needed a blood patch, believe me you'd know it! I was in agony with mine, surprisingly not so much with the headache but the pain and pressure in my neck. I couldn't stand up long enough to walk back and forth to the bathroom. ... (3 replies)
... I survived my tramatic LP and tramatic it was. THe nurse had to put the needle in 4 times before she could get to my spinal cord can you believe that? ... (3 replies)
... I had an LP in June and developed a severe spinal headache. I had it for almost a week when I called the neurologist's office and told them about it. ... (4 replies)
... The blood patch in theory should "work" almost instantaneously in stopping the leak of spinal fluid, The symptoms of having the leak do take a lot longer to recover from. ... (4 replies)
... but i do feel drained and dont want to do a thing, but doenst seem as bad, i read up on the blood patch, and i dont know if i want to go thru the agony again........ help anyone with some blood patch experience good or bad? ... (0 replies)
... Yes, the only way to get rid of this headache unfortunately is to go to the emgency room. If it is truly an LP headache, you need what is called a blood patch. They remove some of your blood from your arm and reinject into your spine.... ... (3 replies)

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