Since I had my oldest daughter 3 years ago I was given an epidural that they put in the wrong spot and ended up a spinal. Since that moment I knew something was wrong. Everyday since ive had dizziness, I cannot work, go to school, drive! Thats how bad it is. Now it seems to be progressing where my neck and back lock up to the point of pain. My head and ears feel heavy. I have seen countless specialists and no one can seem to point a finger to what this is. Does anyone have any ideas or have you been through this. I am so depressed that my life is completely on hold. Thanks!Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 8:39 PM on Jul. 29, 2009
Answer by twinsRus5 at 10:52 PM on Jul. 29, 2009
OK, if it was a week or two after the epi I'd say you need a "blood patch". The hole that they made when they punctured the space your spinal cord is in might not had healed, and it changes the pressure in you CSF. But, where you said it has been 3 years... IDK. Might be worth mentioning to a doc?? Just a thought... can't hurt to ask them I guess.
I only say all this b/c I have a friend that is an anesthesiologist, and he told me if I get some of the symptoms you are having I should go back and ask them for a "blood path" procedure within a week or two.
Good luck... I hope you find a solution soon!!.
Answer by Morgain at 2:03 AM on Jul. 30, 2009