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LP & stiffness?

Apr 02, 2015 4:16 PM

Anyone who's had a lumbar puncture... Did you have pain wrap around from one side of your ribs to the other with discomfort, tightness, and stiffness? Did you have numbness and tingling sensations around the injection site of your spine?

I had my LP yesterday and the doc said I'd probably have pain. But I wasn't expecting these symptoms, especially from ribs. I expected pain in the muscle at the site. I've been using ice, and I took a Tramadol last night & Tylenol this am. Any suggestions is appreciated! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Apr 02, 2015 4:24 PM

Flappsy I sorry that you are hurting like that, maybe you should call your Dr and talk to him. I will keep you in my prayers

Apr 02, 2015 5:54 PM

I agree with calling the doctor.

Apr 02, 2015 7:44 PM

I'll have to call tomorrow. The ribcage symptoms have eased up a good bit. If its gone by morning I may not have to.

Apr 02, 2015 8:39 PM

Hi Everyone, I had my surgery on 3/12 and I still feel the same. Surgery on L -4-5. The doctor told me I will get a little of relief. I feel worse then I fell before.

Apr 02, 2015 8:51 PM

Shady, its too soon for you to feel a big difference most likely. My first neck surgery it took 3-4 months and my second was nearly 16 months before I began feeling better. Also, because the second took so long I became very weak from immobility. I made myself start small and work up to more and more activities cleaning house. If I hadn't it would probably have taken longer and I'd have been even weaker. Give yourself a little more time. Praying for solid good healing for you. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Apr 02, 2015 11:37 PM

No Flappys!!! You need the good stuff alright already!!! I am hoping that all these punishing health problems, procedures and stupid doctors are done messing with you and am visioning good stuff in its place. πŸŒ·β˜€οΈ

Apr 03, 2015 3:46 PM

Everything is much improved today. Just a slight pain in the side muscles, and a pinch & bruise where the needle was.

Apr 04, 2015 1:13 AM

Flappsy that's great I know you are releaved that it is finely begining to resolve. Other than that how are you doing?

Apr 04, 2015 10:05 AM

Glad you're feeling better <3

Apr 04, 2015 6:42 PM

Weezie, I woke up feeling weird. As I walked it felt strange to my legs, then my hubby said I was walking funny. Within 30 minutes I began having trembling in both hands. I got up to go to the kitchen and nearly fell. I have been on 2 canes all day.

Apr 04, 2015 9:02 PM

Flappsy I am sorry to hear that you were doing so much better. You probably need to go to urgent care and be checked out. Somethings not right. I am really worried about where they did the punture may not have closed up and air may have gotten inside. Excuse my spelling please. If it hasn't it can cause all kinds of problems. Please call your Dr and go to a emergency @a hospital. Will be praying for you.

Apr 05, 2015 9:44 AM

Weezie, I think this is due to whatever is causing my tremors. I slept late this am (first time in years,but I was exhausted). This am my legs & shoulders still feel heavy, and my hands a a slight tremor. But nowhere near as much as yesterday. My daughters cooking lunch and we're going there. If still present in am I'll call my neurologist office. Thanks & have a blessed Easter!

Apr 05, 2015 4:26 PM

Flappsy I hope everything gets better, enjoy your day with your daughter and family . Y'all have a blessed Easter

Apr 06, 2015 7:23 PM

Stiffness, tremors and now a migraine. It feels like a merry go round, and round, and round... without the fun! πŸ˜•

Apr 07, 2015 7:54 PM

Hi FlappysLady81, thanks for the advice and the prayers the doctor called in some different muscle relaxers cause I can't take any stronger medication because it stops me up.

Apr 07, 2015 8:26 PM

Glad to help Shady. I have problems with strong meds too. Praying to have a good night sleep to you & everyone! πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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