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Is it normal to have bad muscle/back pain after having a lumbar puncture?

(8 Posts)
FluffyBunnyGoneBad Tue 21-Jul-09 21:22:37

It really hurts, he had a few goes as the needle kept clogging up. It hurts when I move, it hurts lower down when I don't.


nellie12 Tue 21-Jul-09 21:26:02

I'm not sure it should hurt that much. Daft question but have you taken your pain killers? I would ring the ward for advice if its open. If not ring a&e for advice. Start there because this is the hospitals problem. Don't leave it if you aren't sure. hth

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Tue 21-Jul-09 21:29:01

I had it yesterday, at least the headaches gone now though. It's a day ward so there's no one there. Paracetamol doesn't really do anything. I have some codeine stuff but tend to steer clear as they wipe me off the planet. It's not too bad if I sit still, I can't bend/move very well though.

mosschops30 Tue 21-Jul-09 21:32:30

If it really hurts then take the bloody codiene (sorry but it annoys me when people wont take painkillers but will happily tell you how bad their pain is - nothing personal, am a nurse and my father was terrible at this).

Fluffy you dont have to phone the same place you had it done for advice, was it done in a major hospital that has a neurosurgical units? They will help, or failing that ring A&E and ask them

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Tue 21-Jul-09 21:35:09

Codeine's for wimps grin
I have work to do, I can't spare the time to be off my face, I also have ds to care for. I wasn't sure if the doctor bruised the muscle, it's not too bad if I sit still. I don't do drugs, I'll make a interesting doctor!!

mosschops30 Tue 21-Jul-09 21:37:12

If you dont do drugs then dont moan about the pain grin

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Tue 21-Jul-09 21:38:49

I was just wondering if it's normal. If it was a botch job and I should be pain free but am not I should do something about it, if it's normal then I won't bother IYSWIM.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Tue 21-Jul-09 21:45:05

Ok, I give in. But first, is it supposto hurt this much. Please??

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