Any reassurance/help would be most appreciated.
I had an LP as part of a research study (I don't have any neurological or spine illness) 9 days ago. The next day, I forced myself to go to work and it was excruciating. The day after that, I went to the ER and got a blood patch which helped a lot. However, after that I went away for the weekend and had most of the symptoms returned - the worst symptoms (headache in my face, around my eyes, back of my head) were in the car ride (I also have motion sickness).
4 days ago (Monday) I returned to the ER and got a second blood patch. The agonizing part of my headache symptoms are gone but I still don't feel 100%. Sometimes it feels like I have too much pressure in my head, like my ears/sinuses are clogged and then I get a headache on top of my head. Last night, I had a severe headache right on the top of my head and have some pain there now. That pain was not relieved by lying down.
My questions are:
Has this happened to anyone else? Do you think they are high pressure headaches? Does it just take a while for my spine/brain to normalize?
Also, I had acupuncture 2x in the past week but it didn't seem to work any miracles.
Any suggestions re: treatment, including alternative treatments would be most helpful.