Lumbar puncture

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   Posted 2/13/2012 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I had an MRI done and there were spots found on my brain. The doctor wanted me to have a spinal done So on Tuesday, 02/07/2012 I had a lumbar puncture. My doctor didn't tell me how painful the test could be nor did he describe the possible side effects from the test. Actually he said I maybe able to return to work the next day. Well the day after the lp was done I had the worst headache ever! I actually waited Til Friday to call the dr and he told me to come back in for a blood patch . I had the blood patch done Friday & I felt relief immediately but the headache came back on sat night. I am also experiencing so much pressure in my head that i cant stand at times. This is very frustrating I haven't been back to work and not able to fully care for my children! Has this happened to anyone else? When will this overwhelming pressure in
My head subside? I will not have a lp again !!

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   Posted 2/13/2012 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
You might want to ask this either on our Headache/Migraine forum or our Chronic Pain forum. I wish you well and I hope that this resolves quickly for you!
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