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can my epidural effect me years later?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 25, 2010
  • 11:19 PM

my daughter is going to be seven this year and I'm of of work for a month cuz of really bad lower back pain...if i put pressure on the area the pain goes away slightly. Headaches, burning feeling across lower back...when I had my daughter I had 2 epidurals..the first one didn't work so they did it again...i was stuck on my back for bout 5 days straight and on demoural every four hours...they took blood from my arm twice to patch it up. I'm trying to figure out why my back hurts like this when i didnt do anything different. Just slowely started hurting then one day i was outta commission. I cant sit very long and cant carry anything!!!! help...i'm going broke and all my doctor says is it's a back strain without anything but an xray done!

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  • It may help explain some of the symptoms you are having and what could be causing them, I would strongly advise you to seek medical help from a different doctor as this seems to be causing you severe discomfort and worry. You know your body best and if something just doesnt feel right then follow up with it.
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  • Please google arachnoiditis or adhesive arachnoiditis. Not saying you have it but epidurals gone wrong are one cause. A site I refer to often is cofwa.orgThey have alot of good info & also a support group you can join. Drs do not fully inform patients of the risks of epidurals. They missed that 1st time & puntured your spinal canal. That is why they did a blood patch & you had to stay down. You were leaking spinal fluid. NOT good. Wishing you the best. Please, please read all you can before seeing another Dr. Some money hungry Drs will offer surgery or cortisone shots to fix something they know they cannot & will probably make worse or...they are just ignorant. If the symptoms fit, try to find a Dr that knows what arachnoiditis is. Beleive it or not they study very little about this as it is thought to be rare. False. Surgeons will just call it "failed back surgery syndrome. Best of luck.
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