- I had my second one yesterday, a week after my last one. No mention of side effects or what to expect. Before you get a shot you should try all alternatives, non drug.
- —Guest ray
- I had one of these in the back of my right shoulder! I knew about the side effects, but did not experience them. Before I got it, I heard the male nurses talking outside my door and encouraging passerbyers to "come and listen for the scream" No, I did not scream, but the pain was excruciating. All the pain shot down my arm.. My poor dr. had to pause for a few min and just held the needle in me, readjusted it cuz I moved, and then finished up...He used numbing ice cold spray to numb me before giving it to me, but it sure did hurt. I was gasping in pain. Once he was done he left me for a few minutes so I could change out of the gown and into my shirt..I just sat on the table, closed my eyes, and took deep breaths. I love needles and shots tho...so right after we were done I went and got my flu shot.
- —Guest Alpha20
- My dr did not tell me anthing about side effects.. I already have high blood pressure and he knew this. After the shot my blood pressure rose to 162/110. He had the nerve to tell me it was not from the shot. Something else was wrong with me because he had never heard of such a thing.
- —Guest Tracy
- My pigment color changed at the injection site. The dr should have informed me
- —Guest Lisa
- I have flat feet and I had a cortisone shot! The worst thing I ever did. The PAIN is worse and I lip everyday. It made my foot much worse. My doctor never told me about any side-effects! Donna B
- —Guest Donna B
I felt crazy!
- Thank you for all of your posts here. After my knee injection I began to have very odd symptoms: red flush face, severe anxiety, irritability, bad taste in my mouth, headaches! I thought menopause had hit me like a mac truck but my gut told me it had to be something else. After visiting this forum it made sense. last week I had an injection in my knee and these symptoms began a few days later. What confused me is the fact that I have had other injections in my shoulder and hip with no symptoms like these. It was not on my radar at all. I am convinced the injection is causing these miserable days and nights. My knee feels much better and I just hope things calm down asap!
- —Guest Julie
I would have had the injection
- Yes I did have the steriod injection despite knowing about the side affects. They are so minimal that I was willing to take the risk. The pain was so intense!
- —Guest Isobel Green
Some side effects
- This is the third time I have had cortisone shots. The first two times were in each wrist to reduce the swelling in my dorsal band ligaments. I felt extreme pain in one wrist as the doctor hit a nerve(!) then fainted from lightheaded and pain from the nerve. I have only fainted twice in my life and this was one of them. The most recent shot was for severe swelling from allergies, headaches and strep throat all at the same time. I felt lightheaded and flushed with a racing heartbeat. Neither time was I informed about side effects etc. Yea doctors do get paid to know certain things but in the end we are still responsible for what we put in and do to our bodies. Don't be afraid to ask questions, if they make you feel like an idiot - GO to another doctor who doesn't!
- —Guest Amanda
side effect not mentioned
- I have 2 seriously arthritic knees. I have had cortisone before but every time the reactions are different. I also have urinary incontinence and I have been having to rush to the bathroom almost every hour or I just let go. This is almost 24 hours. I would still have had the shot but this side effect is not mentioned anywhere.
- —Guest Kriss
Inflammed jaw muscles
- Received injections 10 days, immediately after severe pain from "cortisone flare".. That lasted for roughly 6 days.,. Followed with nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, headaches and blurred Vision Today "day 10 still have the dull headache & vision disturbance! I am a healthy 34 yr old who was also told there were no side effects! I believe the makers of the steroid don't tell the physicians all the possible side in effect......
- —Guest Tammy
Second shot worked
- I had been in terrible pain due to Dequervain's on my right thumb. The pain was really bad and I had a cortisone shot in November but it did not work. I had no relief whatsoever, as a matter of fact my pain kept getting worse and Doctor was suggesting surgery. I had also been doing the recommended stretches and icing religiously but nothing worked. I was not too thrilled about having surgery so I opted for getting a second opinion from a different Doctor and a second cortisone shot 3 months after the first one. I noticed that the injection was given further up than the first one, more towards my forearm. Doctor told me the injection site was very important. Aside from a little soreness, I felt tremendous relief. My pain was 90% gone by the second day and is getting better every day. Needless to say, I am very glad about my decision the give cortisone another try.
- —Guest Laurie
- Yes, I would have had and did have the injections (for tenosynovitis) and shots (for illness) knowing the possible side effects. Pain and illnesses have been bad enough that I thought the possible benefits outweighed the possible side effects.
- —Guest Judy
- Had injection in heel for a week ago no side effects. But concerned that have more pain and now cannot walk. Limping and feel that it has made it worse. Not warned of any side effects.
- —Guest donnaheads
- Ive had shots twice in my lower back. I read up on the side effects and they dont tell u everything . I am on nexium for my stomach . The first shot helped the second did not do anything the only difference i found was that my stomach always feels sick, but that was not an issue in the reports i read on side effects. only on this site . Not sure if i am having another shot after reading these complaints but i will be having a good chat with my dr before i decide
- —Guest kim
Not in our heads
- I need to reply to those of you saying the symptoms are in our head. 3 hours after the injection I began feeling tight chest, nausea, dizziness, and a mega headache. I looked on here after I felt these symptoms. Not in search of them so I can make them up. I agree, the dr. Is totally responsible for keeping the patient completely aware of anything that may come up. Not only did this guy not warn me but he didn't even look st my medical history or medications I was in for possible contra-indications. Before I had a chance to say anything he had the needle and he was administering it. Some people have reactions, some don't. I can't wake up easily from anesthesia. Everyone's body is different. Don't judge
- —Guest Patti