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... If your doctor didn't send the spinal fluid for MS testing... what exactly was it sent for? ... (13 replies)
... Hello, let me give you insite to my experience with the LP I had. I had the LP done on July 8th. I continued to call my doctor because I continued to have headaches and could not get out of bed. Finally six days later I finally got ahold of them and they said that having a headache is a normal reaction. ... (13 replies)
... I didn't need one to get diagnosed with MS, but it's not impossible to have a normal MRI, and even a normal lp and still have MS. Did you have an MRI of your brain or cervical spine, or both? ... (13 replies)

... When I had a LP in 1991, it was botched in BIG way. ... (12 replies)
... dx three months ago, but happen to be a nurse anesthetist. I treat a lot of spinal headaches after lumbar punctures, especially in young women. ... (7 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)
... :wave: Welcome. The thread to which you replied may not elicit a reply from the original poster. Welcome to the boards. I am glad you are progressing through your tests and have made it through the LP! :angel: (16 replies)
... Sounds to me like you LYME Disease...100% see an LLMD...Roy (17 replies)
... times and treated as a stroke both times. Both times, stroke was ruled out. For a week I couldn't really use my left hand, my left eyelid felt droopy. Both times after the non strokes, the resudial effects stuck around for about a week to two weeks. I felt completely drained as if I had a baaadd infection for about 4 days. ... (17 replies)
... I'm guessing the "flare" they're probably talking about is using contrast for the MRI. It's a substance called Gadolinium they they administer after taking the initial pictures. ... (14 replies)
... I did not get any headache at all. They also told me to spend the 12 hours after the LP lying down as flat as possible. They also told me to drink lots before the procedure, and to keep extra drinking fluids for 2 days following the procedure. ... (9 replies)
... days after my first LP in 1982. My last LP was in 2002 and it went fine. I had a bottle of Dr. Pepper for some caffeine. It helped a lot in my opinion. If your headaches persist, I would call the Dr. ... (3 replies)
Lumbar Puncture
Dec 12, 2006
... You may have some mild discomfort with the LP.Drink plenty of water the day before and caffinated beverages afterward.Some experience headaches after the LP.Take time to relax afterward. ... (6 replies)
Spinal Tap
Jul 17, 2005
... I think I overdid it the day I had my LP. I felt fine so went shopping. My back was hurting, but I think that was just cramps. About 24 hours after I started getting a headache. It has now been 3 days and the headache keeps getting worse. ... (19 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)
LP next week!!!
Feb 2, 2014
... Thank you for the reply I will make sure to stay down after it is done I talked with my friend who has had it done a few times before and she said the same thing I really do not want to get a spinal headache. ... (7 replies)
... term memory problems, etc. A year later, my vision started acting up, filling up with sparkles and flashes of light. Started getting these awful squeezing headaches that kept me in bed all day. Eventually my blindspots in both eyes became abnormally large. I went to the ER, saw an ophthalmologist. ... (4 replies)
... Townsville would have to be a second choice for sure. Prior to my LP in 2002, I made sure I was well hydrated before they started the procedure. They performed my LP in the doctor's office. ... (6 replies)
... I know insurance is an issue but they should just keep you for those 12 hours, imo. Also, my lp was 3 years ago Nikki and they never told me to lay flat or drink alot let alone caffiene. ... (14 replies)

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