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bernadette
1 month ago

@bobbij One was arranged for me but as I knew it wasn’t needed to make MS diagnosis [that’s the reason sometimes] I just refused it. They were absolutely ok about it and I haven’t been asked again.
You don’t have to have any procedure, drug so if you don’t want togive consent. Like you I had heard from too many people that it was unpleasant. Even if its OK nonetheless its invasive, and carries a risk therefore there needs to be a good reason to have it, in my opinion. At a bare minimum it should be carried out under X/Ray/radiology guidance.
I found out later that the reason for the request is that my treating hospitals uses various data from the lumbar punctures for one or more of their Research projects.
good luck