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Continuous dizziness and vertigo, sharp headache. Bleeding during spinal tap. Scheduled for MRI. Suggestions?

Hi. I have suffered for months with dizziness and vertigo . but yesterday I had experience 2 ver very sharp pains in my head, that only lasted a few seconds but so painful, I thought I was going to drop dead. I went to the ER,, they did a CD scan...but becasue it wasnt clear, they did a spinal tap. when the doctor was prforming this test, he said some blood came out cause he punctured and s small amount of blood came out. because of this the test rate he said should have been 0-5 but it came out one extra cell... which could indicate a brain bleed , or was it due to the puncture. Now I have to wait for an MRI and to see a nerologist... I so scared this pain is going to come back. And my pain today is in such pain, I can t lie down well.
Asked On : Sun, 9 Dec 2012
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Clinically it looks like acute subarachnoid bleed ie bleeding in brain due to tear in blood vessels of brain,which can be confirmed by CT or MRI Brain Angiography.and it should be done as early as possible.For the time being you can try painkillers and clonazipam if your doctor allows you.
Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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