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Spinal Headaches. Flower. 3 kids; Rockville, Maryland 1244 posts
29th Nov '12

I had a c-section and the anesthesiologist wasn't able to find the right place to inject the spinal so he kept poking me over and over again for about 15 minutes. The headaches first started when I got home from the hospital. They were HORRIBLE the first few days, but have been getting less severe since then and more spaced out. I just want them gone forever, though. They aren't everyday....I'd say about once or twice a week. I seriously want to cry. My baby is 6 months old and I am STILL getting them.



My symptoms:
-Eye sensitivity
-Tight neck
-Headache from neck, upward and then behind eyes
-Nausea(occasionally)
-Blurred Vision



I know that these are very similar to migraine symptoms, but I have had those many times and it's definitely not the same feeling. I don't want a blood patch if I can figure out another way to get rid of them. Any help is greatly appreciated.

That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
29th Nov '12

Pretty sure the patch is the only way. Theres a leak in your cord. Have you asked your dr about it?

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Flower.:</b>" I had a c-section and the anesthesiologist wasn't able to find the right place to inject the spinal so ... [snip!] ... same feeling. I don't want a blood patch if I can figure out another way to get rid of them. Any help is greatly appreciated. "</blockquote>




By 6 mths it will have patched itself. It's not a spinal headache, it must be something else.

Cindy[+1]♥ TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Kentucky 10700 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Flower.:" I had a c-section and the anesthesiologist wasn't able to find the right place to inject the spinal so ... [snip!] ... same feeling. I don't want a blood patch if I can figure out another way to get rid of them. Any help is greatly appreciated. "


I had them for 14 days. I didn't even know about a blood patch & if i had've i would have defiantly got it. NOTHING helped my pain, or than laying flat on the floor and sleeping all day.. I couldn't sit up, walk or anything.. If i had to get up i had to walk on all fours almost.. It was awful. I strongly suggest getting the blood patch, i heard it was instant relief!

Cindy[+1]♥ TTC since Jul 2014; 1 child; Kentucky 10700 posts
29th Nov '12

I see now that it's been 6 months.. Spinal Headaches only last for up to 2 weeks.

Flower. 3 kids; Rockville, Maryland 1244 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Flower.:</b>" I had a c-section and the anesthesiologist wasn't ... [snip!] ... "</blockquote> By 6 mths it will have patched itself. It's not a spinal headache, it must be something else."


I figured by now it would have healed, but then my brother's fiance said that the mother of a child she used to watch had them from the birth of her baby to 6 months. She was unable to get out of bed in the morning because they were so bad. I'm hoping that they will go away really soon.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
29th Nov '12

My instructor said that she felt relief the minute they put the patch in, that being said 6 months is a long time.
What has your doctor said? Go ask them.

Flower. 3 kids; Rockville, Maryland 1244 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Flower.:" I figured by now it would have healed, but then my brother's fiance said that the mother of a child ... [snip!] ... She was unable to get out of bed in the morning because they were so bad. I'm hoping that they will go away really soon. "


I don't know if they just went away by itself or she got a blood patch. I'm gonna call the doctor tomorrow.

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 2036 posts
29th Nov '12

I got headaches ppd. My OB said it was common due to hormones trying to regulate. But by 6 months I would think your hormone levels should be back to normal.