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lumbar puncture- nervous

lumbar puncture at the radcliff a week thursday - slightly nervous

any tips appreciated

best wishes

sue x

Just ask them to hold on for a minute extra after the local anasthetic.
Then you should not feel a thing.

Afterward, they will tell you to lie still.
Do it! Lie real still for as long as possible.
Ideally, have someone with you that you can talk to.

Then sit up real gently and drink sonething with caffeine in (Coke, tea; better than coffee).
After that, I walked through to Haematology for a blood sample, walked to the car (slowly) and drove 30 miles home (carefully).

Not the most fun experience, but it does not have to be a bad one.

Geoff

Hi, Geoff has given you the best advice.

I`ve had 2 and they came back normal.

make sure you do lie down for as long as poss after.

good luck.

pollxx

Poll you said you have had 2 lp and they came back normal , did they tell you it is unusual for 2 to come normal , my ms nurse did , I’m glad to see someone else has the same , how long have you had ms? Shirley

Poll you said you have had 2 lp and they came back normal , did they tell you it is unusual for 2 to come normal , my ms nurse did , I’m glad to see someone else has the same , how long have you had ms? Shirley