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Nerves and lumps

Mar 31, 2015 6:45 PM

Feeling nervous tonight. My lumbar puncture is in the morning. My doc gave me 4 nerve pills to take, 2 three hours before and 2 one hour before. Wish they could knock me out! I had a sickening migraine following a myelogram two different times and they had to do the blood patch on one. The other I got an injection in the docs office into the cervical spine. My husband had to vise grip my head so I couldn't move it. When the doc finished my husbands shoes were soaked with tears. No reason I should hate needles in the spine right? NOT!!! Ive never wanted to feel loopy but i hope that med makes me loopy!🙏🌼

Mar 31, 2015 6:48 PM

Awh flappy! I hope all goes well tomorrow. Try your breathing exercises and (if you are allowed) have a cup of tea and a relaxing bath

Mar 31, 2015 6:48 PM

Tell us how it goes! I'm sorry about your past experiences, I'm sure this one will go better

Mar 31, 2015 6:51 PM

I'm praying so Reece. The older I get and the more I go through, the more nervous I am, every time. I know my faith Gods with me is strong. But my fear is still there. 🙏🌼 Thanks!!

Mar 31, 2015 6:53 PM

Did they give you a sedative to take to relax you? I.e. benzodoazepines like Diazepam

Mar 31, 2015 6:54 PM

If you are that nervous when you arrive they may be able to give you one

Mar 31, 2015 7:40 PM

He gave me 5 mg Diazepam, 3 (not 4 I misread it).

Apr 01, 2015 4:52 AM

Did be give you any extra pain killers? Good luck!

Apr 01, 2015 5:13 AM

No he did not give me anything else.

Apr 01, 2015 5:33 AM

The lump in my throat feels almost suffocating. Whoa! Yeah I'm a big baby at anything to do with my spine! 😰

Prayed. Going to try and relax. It makes things worse when they say, "ok, there's going to be a little stick." Got to recreate a happy place during... Maybe the beach sunset stroll. 🙏🌼

Apr 01, 2015 5:55 AM

Just think of your beach sunset stroll with all of us here (your family ☺ ) by your side

Apr 01, 2015 6:22 AM

Thinking of you. Let us know how it goes.

Apr 01, 2015 10:14 AM

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Apr 01, 2015 10:16 AM

I don't know what time your appointment is but I hope it's over with and you are sleeping it off.

Apr 01, 2015 10:24 AM

Flappsy you are going to go thru this with a breeze. We are just claim it in the Lord's name that you are healed.

Apr 01, 2015 12:42 PM

Omg it hurt so bad I cried. They drained 3 tubes of fluid for the MS test and other tests my neurologist is having run. The doc said it's going to take 2-3 weeks to run all the tests. I'm in recovery now and have to wait 4 hours then take it easy three days. Thanks for your prayers & all! 🙏🌼

Apr 06, 2015 7:43 PM

Some labs were posted online but I don't know what they mean. The Albumin CSF Immuno...12.1 mg/DL; IgG Index Interp, Albumin Index >12.0-Increased permeability of Blood/CSF barrier. But the CSF was clear with no blood in it. I've always struggled with patience. Tuesday week is a long way away. 🙇

Apr 06, 2015 11:15 PM

Waiting is sooooo hard.

Apr 07, 2015 8:15 AM

Yes it is. Especially since I can't stay busy due to my pain & physical limitations. 😞

Feb 03, 2016 12:34 AM

What were the results of your tests? Is the sinal test the only way to confirm MS?

Feb 03, 2016 4:05 AM

Flappys I can tell this is a horrid experience for u to go through I'd be nervous too. But just know that this is what will help you relieve some of ur pain. Take your your e meds and take us in your heart. Get your hubby so e water proof shoes and let the years flow. Make sure u have some nice warm soup and comfort foods ready at home. I'm sorry u have to go through this.

Feb 03, 2016 10:06 PM

Teepainter, The MS spinal tap test was negative, thankfully. I'm not sure about whether it's the only test or not. I have lots of MS symptoms, and the doc said sometimes it takes years before tests show positive findings. But I'm staying positive that I really don't have it. They sent me to Mayo clinic and I also don't have Parkinson's. I do have a tremor, essential &/or familial, and vestibular Neuronitis of the VIii cranial nerve (dizziness & imbalance).

Newfibrogirl, I opt I never have one of these again for as long as I live. Oh the crap we all have to go through just to get a diagnosis or "we don't know." Ugh! Lol 🙂🙏💕🌼

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