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Scarlett | 14:11 Fri 20th May 2022 | Body & Soul
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A question for Sqad, or anyone who has experience! I had a caudal epidural 3 Weeks ago. I had a banging headache the same evening, which I put down to the sedation. But whilst the headache is milder, it is constant. I’ve spoken to my GP, and they basically told me to wait a couple of months for it to disappear.

But it’s not going anywhere, and I have a pain behind my left eye as well. Yesterday I had a very sharp stabbing pain in my left eye which felt like something had flown into it, but there was nothing there. Weeks ago. I had a banging headache the same evening, which I put down to the sedation. But whilst the headache is milder, it is constant. I’ve spoken to my GP, and they basically told me to wait a couple of months for it to disappear.

But it’s not going anywhere, and I have a pain behind my left eye as well. Yesterday I had a very sharp stabbing pain in my left eye which felt like something had flown into it, but there was nothing there. Should I be more pushy with the doctor, or will this actually go away eventually?

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Apologies for the weird repetitive text – my phone is mad.
It will go eventually, give it another 6 weeks.
I would be inclined to wait and see

https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/content/uploads/2016/02/headache-after-epidural-or-spinal-injection.pdf

and / or ring up the anaesthetic department of the hospital where you had it and ask if you can speak to someone about caudal headache ( and I think they will say wait and see)
well the alternative is a blood patch and I think it is early for that
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Thank you- I’ll wait some more. I did read that the blood patch needs doing asap but I’m reluctant to let them puncture me again!
you will probably have read that for 'ordinary' epidurals.
caudal blood patch is pretty rare
One ( yes : 1 ) written up here
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19806868/

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