If it that big of a concern, you need to go to the ER.
Just because she doesn't want to spend hours there, does not mean she should ignore all that is happening.
Hi pookey8342, how are you and how is your girlfriend doing? Relax! I do understand your feelings towards your girlfriend. You need to have patience and convince her to get re-examined by the attending ER doctor or it is far better to directly consult a neurologist even without referral from attending doctor as she is in severe pain following the spinal tap. Her headaches might be due to increased pressure followed by tap. Does she have fever and have you noted the blood pressure level? I feel she requires immediate care by a neurologist, so take her for a faster evaluation. Can you give the reason for her spinal tap? Please update her progress. Take care.
thank you for your concern. she went back up to the hospital last night. they admitted her. they wanted to do a blood patch in the morning. this morning a differnt doctor looked at her & said that it is a tension headache & they are going to send him home. i told her to stress how bad the headache is when she is up but ok when she is laying down. she had the spinal tap done cause she had been very sick & they thought maybe she had meningitis. she did not. now she has this problem. at home her pressure is up. as long as she lays down she is fine. but she has a baby to take care of & can't be laying down all the time.