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I was in a RTA 9 yrs ago and now in a wheelchair due to loss of use and feeling in my left leg, I also have lower spinal problems. I was rushed into hospital 2 weeks ago with suspected meningitis. I had to have a lumbar puncture, luckily I did not have meningitis but the experience of having the LP was horrible and I felt everything even
thou I had a local. I had no headache afterwards but 4 days ago I have been suffering with my lower back and its nothing like my usual pain, it doesn't matter if I lay down or sit the pain will not ease even with 10mg morphine tablets. I have a good pain threshold but even after the RTA I did not experience pain like this. I have had a little blood at the entrance of where the needle was put but I couldn't say if it had a scab and I have knocked it of when rubbing or if it has leaked slightly. I got my GP to give me a call to get some advice and I explained everything that has been going on. I have been told if it doesn't ease by another week I have to have an MRI scan done. I am writing this just to say don't be fobbed off by any doctor if you have been suffering for some time get it see to. I am very lucky I have a brilliant GP whom is very good and does not let anything go undetected. Due to the amount of medication I have to take since the RTA I can't take a lot of other medications so a the minute I just have to suffer with the pain. Just writing this to share my experience with you all and to say you can get a lot of pain weeks after the procedure even if you didn't get it straight after the LP.
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