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Old Aug 1st, 2017, 06:34 AM   1
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Debilitating spinal headache for a week already

I had a lumbar puncture done, but I was not sure where to put this. I just know many moms experience the same after birth.

I have been unable to get up or move much for a whole week now. It actually got so bad for me 2 days after the procedure that I was put in the hospital and received opioids every 2 hours that did not even take all the pain. I was more dead than alive during those days. Flat on my back, hallucinating, my world spinning, feeling pain that I never even knew existed.
I was unable to take care of my breastfed one year old, who refused all food and fluids while I was gone and fell into a horrible state of dehydration and insomnia.
Just in time I was able to quit the opioids and resume feeding him again.

But my problems seems to be worsening headache and pressure pain had subsided when laying down but are now increasing again, especially on the right. I am worried I will get into that state again. My body can not take it much longer either. I have always been a low weight and lost 4kgs in just the past week from the vonstant nausea/ vomiting.

I live in Germany. Doctors here are reluctant to do the blood patch...they said mayne after two weeks or maybe needs to "heal naturally".
I feel like this leak will never heal naturally...

Can anyone relate? Any success stories of healing naturally? I can not go back to that was plain torture. 10 times worse than birth without pain medication.

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