I have had CSF leak.Migraines on bending standing sitting toilet relief if laycompletely flat andAdvil two at onset. I had vomitting continually no mri showed hole. This startedday after Mylogram needle into dural space. Sent home told had flu. two monthslater a dr asked when they began she admitted me straight away for blood patch your own blood injected into site where approx hole is thought hopefully it blocks spinal fluid leak. it took two years and five blood patches but finally worked but dont have deep massage on back cause it moved my seal and started leaking from third pach. Problems are shaking espec hands memory issues red face flushing runny nose all central nervous system symptoms even heart palpatations. The sun still is trigger that same day also glare so glasses amust. Hope helps.View Thread
Check out spinal leak or SCF leak. If you have disc probs pushing spinal cord or spontaneous hole formed in dura these headaches will only be releived bylying completely flat and under GA anaesthetin your own blood injicted to patch the hole to stop spinal fluid leaking. I had back surgery and neck issue like you. Had mylogram where they insert needle in dural spacewhere nerves run it left hole not picked up in hosp took two years and five blood patches to locate and seal hole. Solved my constant headaches migraines. If you lay flat and headache goes or improves that is how i knew i still had the hole. MRI shoed nothing. But ifyou read all posts there isa doctor that suggests tests O.S only for this to locate CSF hole.View Thread
Yes had Mylogram needle into dura migraines next day two years only relieved if lay flat and ibobrofen after you eat. Had dizziness vomitting shaking especially hands memory problems red face didnt want food pain on bending down was instant glare sun bright lightes symptoms started day after Mylogram couldnt walk properly terrible. They did not pick up kept me hosp week said flu sent me home like that. two months later anaesthetists asked me when migraines started ,she admitted straight away for CSF leak spinal fluid was leaking from needle hole but MRI showed nothing. Under general they injected my own blood to try seal hole it took five blood patches later cause left long time to hold for good and migraines left you feel better straight away but sometimes takes while find leak to seal.View Thread
Hi I had mylogram where dr puts needle through epidural space into dural space where spinal nerves run to check back issues. The next day I wasfineunless I sat, stood, walkedor worse bent down these all causedpressure at base of skull top head pain n across forehead and sometimesbehind right eye.Unless I lay Flat Then vomitting flu like symptoms flushing face migraines confusion memory lapses shaky hands . Basically central nervous system affected. two months later an aneasthetist picked up Spinal Leak or CSF leak from fluid around brain and down spinal cord. The hole from needle did not heal from Mylogram and fluid leaking out continously. A blood patch from my own blood was injected into spine under anaesthestist five times to form clot to seal hole.It worked better straight away.View Thread
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