Thank you, thank you, thank you for your reply. I think you may have just help solve a 2 year mystery. I joined this community to look for help with a burning brain sensation on my right side, headaches, numbness in my fingers and toes on the right side and memory loss. The spinal tap post caught my attention because of my experience, so I decided to reply.
The fix for my leaky fluid was a "blood patch," I had forgotten that name, it was supposed to immediately stop my headache. But, the pain I described above took place and the headache continued even after the procedure. I am remembering that I called the doctor after this procedure to talk about the back pain and continued headache and they said there was nothing more they could do. Like I mentioned the backached stopped after 3 weeks, but the headache went away about 2 weeks later.
So, now I'm 38 years old and suffering from odd problems on my right side, severe headaches and memory loss, but I can usually remember something if I receive some sort of reminder or trigger. I also have not been able to sleep in over a year. By that I mean I fall asleep very quickly, but can only stay sleep for an hour or two per day. I am exhausted and have been on medical leave for 5 months. I write technology contracts for a living, but today I can hardly put two thoughts together. I had a Neurosite a couple weeks ago and go back for results today. It never occurred to me to mention the spinal tap and side effects. But, I will now. You know, all this did start after the spinal tap and I have not had an MRI since the day before the spinal tap.
I had the MRI and spinal tap because I was having trouble with my vision. I had a couple of instances of seeing things on their side instead of normal, like I turned my head, only my head was not turned. This baffled me and my doctors, so we did an MRI and spinal tap, both of which had normal results.
Well, I've not had the vision problem since, but have all the new challenges.
I've had some form of headache problem all my life, but the sleeplessness and numbness and back pain is all new.
I don't know if this will be the smoking gun to solve this 2 year mystery, but I am sure praying it will.
Thanks Feelbad...and I am praying that you are feeling better!!!!
I'll ask for an MRI today as well