I have been thinking about various issues I have had over the years before my first attack and official diagnosis of MS.
I have had headaches since I was a teenager. My first migraine was when I was about 18. My first lumbar puncture was around when I was 30ish...can't remember the first time but it was migraine related. A super duper killer migraine sent me to the ER and they LP'd me because they wanted to rule out meningitis.
I was LP'd one more times after that for another serious migraine that also sent me to the ER.
The first one created a terrible LP headache that lasted about 1.5 weeks. I was in a hospital room for a few of those days.
Plus my epidural for my baby, the neural pain blocks for lower back bulging discs, and the LP after my first MS attack...I have had 3 LPs, a pregnancy epidural, a spinal nerve block = 5 spinal taps.
Anyways, I am wondering if my various punctures into my spinal cord were, um, bad and potentially a link to my MS...just a thought.
So, anyone, how many punctures have you had?
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