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Headache after lumbar puncture

Hello I had a lumbar puncture on the 6th April, felt fine after having it done and then on the 8th I became very dizzy, sluggish, ringing in my ears with a progressively worse headache starting. I ended up up going to a&e on the Monday because I developed numbness in one arm and still had a constant throbbing pain in the back of my head and neck. The doctor in a&e said I would need to have a blood patch to help get rid of the headache. A neurologist rang the next day to say it would not be happening and to stay lying flat. After nearly a week of being bed bound nothing was progressing and I ended up taking myself back to a&e on the 14th. Whilst there they once again said I would need to have a blood patch and admitted me to a ward. I was then seen by a consultant who said no blood patch as it was a tension headache. As you can understand I’m pretty confused as to why I was told a blood patch was required twice and then refused it. Does it sound like a tension headache or a post lumbar puncture headache? Pretty tired of feeling this rubbish and being given no clear answer
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