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How long after my LP can I workout?

I had a lumbar puncture last week Monday. For the most part, my headaches are gone but whenever I bend over to pick something up I feel light-headed. The sensation goes away immediately after I return to the upright position. I work out regularly but haven't worked out since my LP. I want to go back to the gym, but considering this weird light-headedness, I'm not sure if that's advisable. Should I wait to workout? Is there something I can take?

I'm seeing my neurologist next week, but I'm not sure what to do in the interim.
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There is no easy answer, but prudence would suggest you wait at least three weeks.  You have a wound that requires time to close and heal. The trochar used to obtain a sample leave a tear and a hole. The cells must grow back to restore structural integrity. Until such time the area is weakened and and avoid over-pressure. It will heal 100 percent, but a week is not enough time.
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