I never had an epi so I dont know I heard there as bad as migrane, advil gel tab work wonders on me so I dont ask a pharmacist or take extra stregth tylenol or whatever you can get your hands on if your not breastfeeding!!!
Hopefully your headache is gone by now. My daughter just had a baby and the doctor went too deep with too big a needle and caused leakage from the spinal column. He also went too high on her spine, he paralyzed her breathing and she was in distress before they corrected it. Both baby and mom are fine but she had to have 3 (THREE) blood patches. Don't let them put the blood patch off and let the mother suffer with a spinal headache, it shouldn't happen with epidural. If we hadn't insisted they correct it she would have suffered longer than she did. The first 2 patches helped some but it took a third before they got the correct location etc. She was finally helped one week to the day after birth, we didn't allow them to ignore her.