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... 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)
... I had my first spinal headache after an epidural in 2000 and the blood patch fixed it immediately. ... (13 replies)
... The blood patch involves injecting a small amount of your own blood into the space over the puncture hole. ... (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 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)
... Thanks. I have tried caffeine for several days, and it only seems to help temporarily. The ER anesthesiologist I saw last Wed. ... (7 replies)
... think most people have a pretty uneventful LP. I can't say I did but I think it was because I had mine done in The Netherlands where they don't use pain relief for this type of procedure. Just the large needle straight into the back. That was the longest couple of minutes of my life. ... (15 replies)
... You need to be flat on your back for at least 8 hours after the test. They will probably keep you flat for the first half hour to hour, and then let you go home...but a taxi? ... (6 replies)
... and for most people takes months. I have heard of some people claiming it only lasts a few days....but again its not what you are describing. ... (5 replies)
... es come on faster. Which I find weird. But oh well. I have to drive my kids to school this morning then I will come home and lay flat again. How long did it take for your second one to go away? ... (13 replies)
... Unfortunately, I do not know much about your health system or why they would make you travel for this. Its one of the most common tests done... ... (3 replies)
... Every story of the dreaded headache comes from the woman who got up to a do a quick load of laundry. Ran out to get the kids 6 hours later, because they were only down the street at the bus stop. ... (13 replies)
... they'll jump in soon. I never had a spinal, but they seem to bother everyone differently, on this board at least. From what I've read, it's best to drink TONS of caffeine the day before and the day of the procedure. ... (34 replies)
... I know how terrifying the spinal tap is. I was sick worrying about mine for almost a week before it was done. ... (19 replies)
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Apr 29, 2007
... Remember, MS is as different for each patient as a fingerprint. NO two cases are alike.... ... (8 replies)
Please help
May 28, 2011
... Florab, Im not sure what it is you are asking for help overcoming. The fear of the spinal tap? ... (1 replies)
... Secret to LP....drink a ton of caffeine the day before and morning of the test to ward off the evil headache you hear about and more importantly, DO NOT GET UP FOR EIGHT TO TEN HOURS afterwards. ... (12 replies)
... and the LP at the same time, you better hope the MRIs are first....if not, request them. You arent going to want to go anywhere or do anything after the LP. THe caffeine is to ward off the headache, and you should not be "running across the street" or even "down the hallway" after the LP. ... (5 replies)
... I had no problems with the spinal at all. . ... (5 replies)
Not MS, then what?
Nov 21, 2015
... I am a 48 year old female who has an intrathecal morphine pump for severe back pain. When I went through the 3 day trial for this at the hospital, they had to do a blood patch to get rid of my spinal headache. ... (19 replies)

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