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PostSubject: What is a Low Pressure Headache?   Mon May 14, 2012 2:03 pm

What is a low pressure headache?
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Post–Lumbar Puncture and Other Low–Pressure Headaches
I have a low pressure headache
I think I have a low pressure headache

Some people experience a low pressure headache a day or two after a lumbar puncture. If you've not had one before it can be quite frightening as it is more intense than a high pressure headache, and sitting upright can make it worse, and cause nausea and vomiting. Laying down eases the headache.

Low-pressure headaches result when CSF volume and pressure are reduced, more likely from a lumbar puncture or spontaneous or traumatic CSF leaks. There are things you can do to help a low pressure headache. How to help a low pressure headache
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