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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 got a spinal headache after my LP and really didn't want to do a blood patch either. ... (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)

... 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)
... I had my first spinal headache after an epidural in 2000 and the blood patch fixed it immediately. ... (13 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... Thanks. I have tried caffeine for several days, and it only seems to help temporarily. The ER anesthesiologist I saw last Wed. ... (7 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)
Spinal tap
Feb 14, 2007
... ide the needle. I can't say my experience was pleasant, but I didn't have the benefit of lidocaine either. The procedure itself only lasted a couple of minutes for me and he made me lie flat on my back for 30 minutes afteward. There's a very good chance you'll get the spinal headache afterward, I did. ... (25 replies)
... I too, had a spinal headache when I had my LP last week. The spinal headache was far, far worse than the LP itself. I ended up going in 3 days later to have a blood patch. I didn't feel back to normal for 3 days. ... (10 replies)
... I had a spinal tap. and had to go to the er for a blood patch. I agree that it did hurt. I was on my back in bed for 4 days, mainly because i had to be careful and not cause the blood patch to break loose. ... (10 replies)
... Driving the other day was out of the question for me my mom had to pick me up from work (my husband didn't have room in his car our kids and him filled it up lol). I was thinking about finding someone to take them after I woke up this morning. My calfs are killing me still I am way tired lol and my head still hurts. So yeah I will be making some phone calls this is do dumb lol... (13 replies)
... amation of the nerves and presents in a numbing, tingling way, which is most annoying. Kind of like when your foot falls asleep, and you stamp on it, and get the blood going to wake it up....its similar, only this is caused by nerve damage, and in many cases doesnt "wake up". ... (10 replies)
... Hi! If I had to make this decision to have the spinal tap before or after the wedding, I would reschedule the spinal in order to attend the wedding in the best physical condition I could to enjoy time with friends. ... (3 replies)

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