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Last month I went to the hospital with a continuous headache and fever for a couple days, they wanted to check for meningitis. So I agreed to do spinal tap (guess what they call blind spinal tap, no xray used).
I didn't have a headache at first from the procedure, but about two days later they came on the back of my head. It lasted about a week or less, I was able to function with Tylenol. Then the headaches went away.
I thought a post spinal tap headache were completely normal? Especially since it stopped. That's why I didn't run back to the hospital.
But now I'm learning I should have went back for a blood at first sign of headaches?
Now a month later I'm left with no headache, but debilitating vertigo and motion sickness And nausea I didn't have before spinal tap.
My gp thinks there's no correlation, and that if I was having a csf leak I would have an excruciating headache which I don't.
From what I researched it's very rare but one can have a leak without headache. And I also read low csf pressure can cause vertigo and nausea.
Am I overreacting, that I want to look into to spinal tap as cause of vertigo?
My worries are CSF leak or aquired chiari.
I got some blood work done Friday and saw my primary and told then about this. I got standard blood work done, results were fine, so i guess isnt something that will kill me anytime soon. Its really debillitating, I can barly stand without cane and when I move my head to fast while standing. I can fall.
Can you have csf leak without headache?
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