I am concerned about what is happening to me since my myelogram 5 days ago.
I know alot of folks have had no bother with them and others have had the terrible spinal headache, maybe my symptoms are quite unrelated to this test but its scary to me when my legs don't want to work properly!
I had the myelogram Monday, no probs, had the stinging, head rush, back pain but they gave me pain meds, stayed in recovery for 5 hours and pushed caffeine and I was fine.
Came home, stayed in bed and got up the next day and went to work. I was feeling yucky, headache but not severe, my legs were going into spasms and tingling. Came home and called the hospital, they told me I probably aggrivated my symptoms by going to work, rest and push more caffeine. I stayed in bed until I went to work the next day, was starting to feel more headaches, dizzy and weakness in legs, came home went to bed until I got up again for work yesterday, I ride a school bus and by the time I got to work I was so dizzy, so sick, I couldn't barely feel my legs, I had t be taken into the school in a wheelchair!! I was sent home and I called my doctor and explained what had happened to me, they said I was doing pretty good!! This can last 7 days!!
Advice is to stay flat, bed rest and push thee caffeine. I have stayed in bed and followed doc orders. My headache is much better today and is controlled with excedrin migraine, but my legs is another story!!! I have pins and needles feeling in both legs and feet, non stop, my legs feel weak and if I try to walk I am real shaky. My usual pain down my left side is really bad, worse than ever, they said tht is increased due to the dye irritating my nerves. I just took a shower and my left leg is going into spasms, and the tingly feeling is driving me crazy.
Doc is not concerned, still can't get results of myelogram, called twice so I am not sure if they saw anything or not (had negtive discogram last month) continued scitic pain down left hip/butt/ leg since lami/disc at l5-S1 6 months ago.
Maybe I am just over reacting to this creepy feeling in my legs, doc isn't worried so maybe I shouldn't be either, I just wondered if anyone else suffered from this feeling in their legs, its from my waist down actually and did it pass, I have had to take another day off work as I couldn't go in today again and I hate feeling so unreliable. I am hopeing this passes over the weekend, my regular pain is hard enough to handle every day at work!!
Just seeking thoughts and anyone else who might share a similar experience. Sorry for my long post.