Has Anyone Had a Lumbar Puncture?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jkph75, Oct 14, 2016.

    1. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

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      I am scheduled to have one but I am concerned that it will make my tinnitus worse. Has anyone had an experience with a lumbar puncture?
    2. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Advocate

      Geelong, Victoria
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      I had a diagnostic lumbar puncture several years prior to my t onset as part of a chronic headache workup (? Benign intracranial hypertension). I cant comment as to whether the LP will worsen your symptoms. You need to weigh up the pros and cons of your situation.

      Results were borderline.

      I ended up with a post dural puncture headache that landed me back in hospital 3 days later, but spontaneously resolved (didnt need a blood patch).

      I opted out of any further investigations at that time.

      My headaches have completely disappeared in my 40s with copper chelation and work on my liver, gut, and hormones.
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