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Head pain

Hello guys! I had lumbar puncture yesterday and I’ve woke up this morning with such a bad head pain, I’ve found it is worse when I’m sat up, when I’m laid down it doesn’t hurt... is this normal?

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  • RoseRobsonn

    Hi rose are you in hospital if not go see your doc i had horrendous pain in my head and neck for over a year it turned out they had caused me a bulging disc in my neck and i didnt find that out till way after the lp i had 2 attempts and it was the worst experience of my life the pain and the bruising was horrendous they can do a blood patch i wasnt offered any of that just treated like i was a moaner i was crying out for pain killers and was on tramadol for some time after and naproxin paracetamol apparently caffeine is good for lp pain

  • RoseRobsonn

    Lying down definitely gave me relief! Until my spinal fluid built back up, the headaches persisted but eventually got better. Hope you feel better soon! 

  • RoseRobsonn

    Hello Rose, I've too had an LP a year or so ago and yes LP headaches are a real thing that happens. Mines kicked in a day after the LP and I could not sit up straight for over a week. I say stay lying down in a supine position and drink lots of fluids.

    The spinal fluids need to return to normal inside your skull depending on how well your puncture has healed, so try not to move your lower back around too much and be sure to not lift heavy objects. I know it sounds scary but it's how your body needs to heal itself. Don't stress out too much btw, you will return to normal in no time.

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