I hope someone here can help me with advice. I has a microdiscectomy L5-S1 about 9 weeks ago. It has been a slow recovery, due to a lot of nerve pain in my leg but mostly in the buttock.
I got up this morning as ususal to see my wife and son off to work and school. i felt the need to have a BM, and went to the bathroom accordingly. I was working a little harder than usual but nothing real tough. All the sudden I felt a surge go up my spine and into the base of my skull. It was so bad I could not keep my eyes open comfortably, it ran up and into my head and quickly became the worst headache I can recall. I do not have a history of migraines but this has happened 1 time I can recall when I was about 20 years old, and it was the same situation. I went to lay down and nausea came on just as fast as the headache. I threw up and laid down covering my eyes and breathing deep. It persisted full on from 6:30 am til about 2:00pm today. Eventually it subsided to just a bad dull headache that was what
I would consider to be a "normal" headache. It has not gone away and is present as I type.
Family history is as follows: heart disease,high bp and cholesterol,colon cancer and rheumatiod arthritis. These are conditions of of immediate family and also grandparents on both sides. I am 31 so I am unsure what will affect me in the coming years.
I called my doctors office and did not get a return call,since he is my primary no one else can really do much without talking to him. So I am asking ya'll what I should do. My wife called the fire dept fearing a anyeurism, I efused the ride because I don't need any more bills and it didnt seem emergent to me.
Hope someone can relate and give me good advice. Thanks guys