I too still have a headache today (8 days after the lumbar). Its NOT like it was the first 5 days. I couldn't get up for a minute!!
Im up & around now but I still have this lingering, annoying pressure on the top of my head. I cant seem to consentrate because its always there. I also feel as if its just not going to go away completely & I've been in bed for 1 week.
I think by now, I should be able to jump up & dwn, ya know?
How are you feeling today? Are there any risks (such as blood clots) to the patch?
Im just so frustrated.
Oh...I also wanted to ask you, how bad were you feeling on the 11day since they decided to do the Blood Patch?
Was it still debilitating? What is your Neurologist saying now? I saw mine on Friday (Today is Sunday) & he seems to think I should just wait too. Not like I have much of a choice do I?
Im wondering if they'll decide to do a patch for me or just let it ride? To my knowledge, the tiny hole could take more time to heal........Perhaps ours is taking longer?
I m sorry I dont have answers, as I am right there in the same boat.
I thought I was feeling better today & FINALLY went out to the park with my son but I just couldnt run around. This pressure headache was annoying me that I ended up coming home right after. Certainly starting to upset me. Its right at the top of my head.
Mine took exactly 11 days. Did you have a headache before this? What type of headache is it? When you bend only, ect?
I know you are frustrated. I was really concerned about mine but i want to comfort you by saying the Only reason you would still have a headache due to the LP would be if the hole has not closed. Sometimes, it does take time! This is why I ask if you are getting a lil better each day? Do you feel the same/worse?
Yes, mine is completely gone although the last 2 days I had a really bad pressure in my ears. I felt like I was under water & when I walked fast or bent over my head felt really bad!
As I said, the Dr said just wait & it will get better.
I hope yours does too.