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Headache after Myelogram Question

adambaadamb Posts: 46
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:43 AM in Spinal Injections
I had a Myelogram Monday started getting headache about two hrs later, then on monday it seemed to get better but tuesday this morning it was extrememly painful and we had to call 911 for an ambulence. I had some meds injected into me, Volume and then another pain injection which is stronger then morphine not quite sure what it is called. I feel better right know. My main concern as monday went I started to feel better but got worse, so has any one had there headache subside and then come back worse.

If it does comeback the Neuro Radiologist who did the injection at Duke said I will need to comeback. Evidentally I have had a spinal leak for two years since my first surgery, I had only a minor reaction wich went away in a day. They just found this chronic leak ater the Monday Test which has been there since my surgery in 08. Know there may be another leak from Mondays Myelogram. So two leaks know in two different areas. Even if the headaches subside is this concerning down the line I am wondering?


  • I'm not sure why they did not do a blood patch when you went in from your 911 call. I had a dural leak after a mylegram too. Got the horrible headaches. Walked in to the front desk at the hospital and told them what happened. Nurse came out and got me right away. Told me I was getting a blood patch, anesthesiologist was on his way. 30 minutes later blood patch done and headache minor.

    I'm surprised they didn't do that right away since they know they did your myelogram.

    Now finding your leak from your surgery in 08 may take a bit more effort.

  • ended up back at Hospital on thursday getting the Blood Patch, It seems to have worked although the headaches still kind of come on when I stand up or move to fast I hope this just part of the process.
    The ER DR said they would not do a blood patch unless I came in on my hands and knees and could barely function. The medicine they gave me did nothing, so I almost drove the 3hrs to Duke but there was no way to get in the car for that long, so just went to a local hospital.
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