I just came across this forum and am hoping for some advice.
I gave birth to my daughter with an epidural, then I got a blood patch because of very severe headaches, after that I was symptom-free for three weeks. So ... last Wednesday it started again with neck pain, the next day a terrible headache with nausea and tinnitus. Then I went to the emergency room to see the ENT, who looked at me briefly and referred me straight to the neurology department. I went straight there afterwards. They took blood, did a CT scan and injected me with painkillers (paracetamol). They actually wanted to puncture me and take some cerebrospinal fluid. I didn't have this done, as it would certainly have made my headaches worse. After the procedure I felt reasonably well...I thought the painkiller would put an end to my condition...but it wasn't like that. I've been struggling with the pain all day, and nothing works without Ibuprofen. I went to the ENT today because the doctor in the emergency room didn't examine me properly. Unfortunately he didn't find anything either! Now I don't know what to do. Yesterday I had an extreme dizzy spell and I feel dizzy...I don't know how to describe it...I feel as if I am not really awake. I plan to go to the neurology emergency room again and if they don't find anything then I don't know what to do. Sorry that everything is written in such a jumble...as I said I am not really up to speed at the moment. Can anyone help me to find out which doctor I should go to now? I'm already having panic attacks about it and I could cry all the time.
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