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!🙏🌼
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! 🙏🌼
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. 🙇
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.
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 🙂🙏💕🌼