Guest chelseagirl2 Posted June 11, 2008 Share Posted June 11, 2008 Hello There I am wanting to know if anyone else has experienced the same as me. I went to my Dr on thurs pm suffering from a bad headache and stiff neck. I was imediatly sent to a&e with a suspected 2nd bleed and was imediatly sent for a scan, this was INCONCLUSIVE, so I then had to go through the ordeal of having a lumberpuncture. This was at 10pm and they assurred me the results would be ack within 30 mins. They took 4 vials of spinal fluid (10 drops in each) and I was told to lay flat for 2 hours. No one came back to me until 5am when they said that they were waiting for the results of the 4th vial. I and my family spent all night in a state of panic, eventually ay approx 7.30am I was finally told it as all clear. I was sent home to rest, gradually as the day progressed I began to feel unwell and my neck became even stiffer and my headache was unbearable. At this point I was convinced that it was happening again and at 12 midnight I asked my husband to call an ambulance. Bearing in mind I never called an ambulance when I had my bleed and stayed at home this gives you an idea how much pain I was in. It turned out to be as they described it a benine headache, which in laymans terms would not kill me. Apparently I had suffered a lumberpuncture leak, where the spinal fluid had gone where it shouldnt. What I dont understand is why at any point did the medical staff not actually realises the shear panic and devistation this whole situation has caused me and my family. I may as well has a fracture in my wrist for the amount of sensitivity me and my family were shown. sorry to rant but I was really scared xxxxx Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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