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Myleogram and blood patch

Everything ive read says after blood patch instant relief. had a c3-c5 plate fusion Dec 2013. Same symptoms came back and dr ordered myleogram last week.  The MOST horrendous thing I've been through. Spinal headache so bad still at day 4 so did a blood patch. Today 24 hrs and still headache and ringing in 1 ear. DEFINITELY better than was but why still headache and dizziness when I stand?



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  • I had the lumbar mylegram this past December - same thing happened to me. That was the worst pain I've ever had. I will NEVER EVER do that test again. Got a blood patch 4 days later.  Thankfully I had instant relief from the headaches, dizziness, etc.  But the muscles in my back where the needles were put in (twice), was very sore.  I had a hard time taking a deep breath but after a couple of days, I much better.   I see you posted this in October - I hope you have finally found relief.  

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