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... diagnosed by ruling out everything else....and some brain infections, like meningitis and PML present alot like MS symtoms. Those can easily be ruled out with a spinal tap. Assuming they are ruled out, it still wont tell you if you have MS or not. I too, have had several spinal taps in my life and they are all negative. ... (10 replies)
... I will sure do. The nurse at the hosp. told me that in the end they did not understand exactly why the spinal tap headache happened. I've looked on the web these past few days and I've seen so many different conflicting information regarding this!!! ... (12 replies)
... I just wanted to pass this information along to those who may not know about it. This really works in preventing a terrible headache that can last for several days after a spinal tap. ... (1 replies)

... That is one of the craziest things Ive ever heard. Was this the actual doctor who performed the spinal tap? ... (7 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)
... I understand your hesitation to get a spinal tap when you are not necessarily showing signs of multiple sclerosis on your MRI. ... (16 replies)
... Hi there, yes you should have someone with you for a spinal tap (lumbar puncture). Although the anxiety is incredibly high when its your first time, its really NOT that bad. The key to having a successful LP is to stay flat! You absolutely HAVE to remain flat on your back for at least 8 hours after the procedure is done. Yes, you can get in a car and go home...and yes, you... (16 replies)
... yesterday Friday December 5th. I started off with a caffeine headache even before I had the test so I was off to a rocky start. ... (20 replies)
... No I did not get the patch. The lady at the hospital told me that in 7 years they only have given the patch twice. The headache has resolved itself in about 5 days. I still feel a little bit of something but it gets better everyday. ... (12 replies)
... center, the headache results... ... (12 replies)
... Just to say that I finally got the dreaded spinal headache. ... (12 replies)
... The spinal tap went great for me. Blood taken from my arm hurts worse. After the spinal tap was when I had problems. ... (5 replies)
... There are thousands of posts here on healthboards if you type Spinal Tap or Lumbar Puncture into the search engine, youll find more info then you ever needed to know! ... (5 replies)
... had no problems during the procedure. Had a fairly wicked headache the next day but I think I got up too quickly afterwards. ... (15 replies)
... I was also terrified of having a spinal tap, when the dr said I needed to get one, my heart sank. Well it was not my favorite day of my life, but it was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. ... (15 replies)
... er quickly. He will wait about 5 minutes for it to take effect and then insert a larger needle between your vertabrae which he will then withdraw fluid from your spinal column. This, you WONT feel at all. I have to be honest, my first time, I was TERRIFIED. ... (15 replies)
... my first LP was done in 1982, it was 12 hours. When my last one in 2002 was done, it was 1 hour and then they sent you home. Lying flat does help because your spinal fluid will be equal throughout until it is replenished. ... (1 replies)
Spinal tap
Mar 12, 2007
... is looking for myelin damage in the brain, but there are a host of diseases that cause myelin damage, so the MRI is not conclusive by itself, you need a positive tap for that. ... (25 replies)
Spinal tap
Mar 7, 2007
... The headache was not pleasant but what I had was horrible and I mean HORRIBLE pressure in my shoulders and neck up into my brain. ... (25 replies)
Spinal tap
Mar 5, 2007
... I think I was lucky because my spinal tap was pretty painless. Felt like a sharp pinch and then it was over. They used loads of freezing stuff first, so that must of helped. ... (25 replies)

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