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Head and spinal pain post epidural anesthesia. No relief with treatment. Suggestion?

Dear Sir My wife Operation for New baby the Doctor Give epidural anesthesia side effects come head and spinal pain in neck, The Give medication Augmentin 625mg 1+1 and Paracetamol 500mg 2 + 2. After used this medication relief not come to much head and spinal neck pain. Please Give us proper advise how we relief from this pain. I am wait your answer Thanks
Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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hi there, your wife is experiencing post spinal headache which is quite common following a spinal/epidural anesthesia. She should take adequate fluids in the form of juices, coconut water or coffee or any other bevewrage high in caffaine. Sometimes intravenous fluids (fluids administered into the veins) may be required. Strict bed rest for 24-48 hours is also recommended. If these do not help her then the anesthesiologist can create a blood patch to seal the hole that caused the leak. hope these help. Take care.
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