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... 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)
... 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)
... You have to be sure you don't twist your body or move it in any way that will disturb the blood patch over where the puncture site where CSF fluid was withdrawn from. ... (3 replies)

... It was not painful to have, nor did the recovery give me any problems. I drank lots of fluids. I did not have to lay flat on my back for hours on end. I was up walking around with no problems whatso ever. ... (14 replies)
... whole different story. My neuro did my tap and she did a great job adn was very pleased with it. However less than 24 hrs later I was back in the ER to have a blood patch done. For those who don't know, its just like an LP except they take your blood and inject it into the site to help with clotting. ... (0 replies)
... A blood patch is basically where they withdraw some of your own blood from your arm, and re-inject it into the spine where the CSF was drawn from. Ive never had to have it done, after two spinal taps, both of mine well well; but from what Im told, it instantly helps to reinstate the pressure (which is what is causing the headache) and re-pressurizes the spinal column,... (8 replies)
... od patch" at the very least. The nurses orders to lie flat now may be of little help, but it is easier on you to remain flat to minimize the effect of the LP recovery side effects. ... (3 replies)
... If you follow the instructions for post LP recovery, you should do fine. If you do get a post LP headache, you should get a blood patch as soon as you can. Stay caffeinated and remain lying down or reclined and off your feet. Much of your trepidation is a matter of the thought of the LP. ... (43 replies)
Knee pain.
Oct 30, 2010
... Last week after a grueling recovery from a leaky spinal tap and failed blood patch disaster, my doctor told be that I have Transverse myelitis, but that this was from an old injury. ... (4 replies)
... 85% of MS patients will have indicators in their LP results. As for being lost- I personally think you are on the right path. It is absolutely important to sit down with your doctor to make an informed decision as to the path that is best for you. (Your health comes before others because if you are not healthy, you can not help others.) As to the blood patch, it is... (24 replies)

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