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    Crushing headaches after epidural
    kastolzm posted:
    Hiya, I am looking for some answers and a symptoms list for PDPH, or post dural procedure headaches.

    I gave birth vaginally, on 1-13-13. I received a standard epidural. Starting about 1-25, I have been experiencing CRUSHING headaches/migraines. The pain, is generally across my forehead or temples, or above the back of my neck. Bright light is very sensitive as well as loud noise. If I lay down for a nap, I am able to fall asleep without problems. The moment I swing my legs over the side of the bed and sit up, my head instantly starts throbbing. Pain medications doesn't seem to affect it. I've taken tylenol with codeine and 800mls of motrin [not at the same time> with no change in pain. I'm limited on pain meds choices because I am nursing. I am well hydrated and taking a good source of vitamins, such a Vit C, echinea, B complex, prenatal vitamins.

    Suggestions or thoughts? I have an appt with the ARNP this afternoon [1/28>. I'd like to rule out [and peace of mind> pdhp. Do I request an MRI/CT for this? How is it determined. Thanks. Kori

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