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Pins and needles sensation in legs?

KimD592KKimD592 Posts: 435
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:53 AM in Upper Back Pain, Thoracic
First of all, I went for my CT myelogram today. NOT a pleasant experience. It took them FOUR tries to get an IV in, and on the third try she used the ultrasound machine and managed to hit a nerve. VERY painful! They finally got it on the fourth try. The LP was uncomfortable, and I got that shock-like sensation in my leg which made me jump. The contrast dye made my head throb. I was so nauseous from the massive head pain. In recovery they gave me some zofran and IV fluids to help flush the contrast out a little faster. I'm feeling a little better now, but my head hurts whenever I get up. I'm guessing that's a spinal headache? Unfortunately, I have three children and one very exhausted husband, so it's not easy to lay down for 24 hours as you are supposed to. I'm trying my best to lay down when I can, though.

Secondly, within the past couple of weeks, I've noticed a pins and needles sensation in my legs. Along with it I get what feels like an electrical shock that goes through my legs. It's getting harder and harder to walk around, and on a couple occasions my legs have completely given out (this past week). Do you think this is related to my thoracic disc herniations? I have my appt with the NS on Tuesday, so I'll obviously mention it then, but I'm definitely getting concerned.
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