I'm going in for a spinal tap this week in order to find the cause for my over 2 month long migraine. I've never had one before, and the doc's office was supposed to call to give me instructions, but I haven't heard yet. I basically know what the procedure is like, but I have some questions. It's being done on an outpatient basis, so how long will I be there? Any instructions beforehand (prep, meds I should or should not take, eating, etc.)? How long do you have to lie down afterwards? Am I restricted in activity once I get home? I have two young kids and I need to know if I need help with them and for how long.
I know everyone may have different experiences, but I would love some advice.