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... nal headache. I had it for almost a week when I called the neurologist's office and told them about it. The doctor called me back and arranged for me to have a blood patch exactly a week after the LP. It didn't help right away...took several days for my headaches to go away. ... (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)
... Nikki, I'm not offended at all by your question- right after the LP, my neuro made me lay flat on my back for 1 hour in the room, then sent me downstairs to the lab to draw 4 tubes of blood (mind you that I'm very tiny- about 5'0 and barely 100 lbs, so this was a very draining thing for me, no pun intended). As soon as I got home, I did what the sheet said to do: laid flat on... (14 replies)

... :confused: I had an LP Thursday morning.. no headache that day, but I've had one now since Friday (yesterday). I typically have headaches (tension headaches), and this is different. I have been drinking plenty of fluids and resting per my doc's orders, but as soon as I get up from the bed or walk around awhile, the headache comes back. I'm also having a very sore lower... (14 replies)
... I'm glad you are better, too. I don't understand if they tell you to lay flat yet you have to sit up to get home, walk in, etc. doesn't that defeat the purpose of lying flat? 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. After my... (14 replies)
... Im just curious. Allot of people have horrible headaches and need blood patches lately, and almost all of them claim that within 6 hours they were up and about and back to themselves. ... (14 replies)
... Thanks.. Do you curl up in the fetal position like for the LP? If I still have the headache tomorrow, I'll probably get it done, but ONLY if I can get anasthesia-- my lumbar area, down to my tailbone, is very sore. I'd say my headaches rate at a 6-7 on a scale of 10. I just don't want them to last much longer, as I have to work- but I can't work like this... (14 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
Mar 6, 2007
... If you have severe headaches after the procedure, you likely have a spinal fluid leak. ... (25 replies)
... my parents by lying about the excruciating spinal headaches. Finally after 2.5 months I saw a new doctor who did a lumbar MRI and saw the leak. I had a fibrin patch instead of another blood patch to heal it up. ... (45 replies)
... I'm not sure how much blood the doctor injected. It didn't matter to me as long as it helped my headaches! It took a couple days for my headaches to go away completely from the LP, but the blood patch worked...thank God! Those spinal headaches are the worst! ... (17 replies)
... Thank you!!! Laying flat helps it seems sitting makes the headaches 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. ... (13 replies)
... LP headaches can often be the result of not lying flat for a sufficient time. 11 Days post and the headache still persists? ... (3 replies)
... this may continue for another day or two and really cant be cured unless you go for the blood patch. The blood patch is quite simple and usually cures it instantly, but it has to be done at the hosptial.. ... (8 replies)
... and just to add to this, thinner blood will actually help them draw the CSF that they are drawing from the LP....its not a bad test. ... (29 replies)
Jul 17, 2008
... I just wanted to share with you my experience. Like I said, I got the spinal headache from my LP. But my headaches never went away after my blood patch, but opened up a whole new jar of worms for me. ... (26 replies)
... that must have been terrible. Im still getting over the headaches, thought I might have to go in and get the blood patch, but the headaches are easing up now. ... (11 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)
... The blood patch involves injecting a small amount of your own blood into the space over the puncture hole. ... (7 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)

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