i had a lumbar punture done in Feb of last year, and my experience with it was awful. But i think alot of it had to do with me then the actual procedure. They did the procedure with x-ray guidance or something like that, and they gave me some something to keep me calm and some pain meds through an IV. But i have a great fear of needles near my spinal cord or it still freaked me out. Then the technician (sp) had trouble getting the right spot so he kept poking me and i felt it, so i was crying and they had to give me more medicine but it still didnt calm me down and if the man didnt have a needle in my back i would have kicked him. but he did finally get it and let me tell you how relieved i was. But like i said i have an awful awful fear of needles in that area so i think the procedure would have been easier if i wasnt alreay sooo scared. But since then, looking back at it, it really didnt hurt and i didnt have any pain afterwards they just told me to take it easy. Good Luck, sister, i'll keep you in my thoughts.
Hugs and prayers, If it was easy being a lupie,
~Suzanne~ the whole world would be one
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-cerebral tumor '07, AVN ankles and hips '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D, lunesta, celexa, percocet for pain