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Hi, I'm a 30 year old female. I recently had a spinal tap last Thursday (today is Wednesday). I went to emergency for sever headache and facial numbness. They did a head CT scan and the LP which both came back good. I went back to emergency on Sunday because i was unable to move from my bed, couldn't lift my head or stand. They put an IV and gave me medication and caffeine. i then went back on Wednesday because I wasnt feelimg any better and started experiencing ear issues (my voice sounds robotic) and wanted a blood patch. The anesthesia department came down for a consult and told me that blood patches are given to people who cant even move their necks, and i appeared to be on the path for healing.
My question is, after 6 days is it normal to still feel the pressure headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, one right sciatica feels like a mess, and tingling/ discomfort at the puncture site. Has anyone had this for this much time? Or is this normal? I am also still feeling head discomfort mainly around my eyes and cheeks (possibly from the migraines?)
Thanks for any help you have!
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