Angry Doctor, Cortisone Shot, Bad News
- I have antibodies for hypo/hyper thyroid which caused slight joint pain, equally in both hip joints, when I tried to sleep. I was prescribed Norco, took one every couple of days and told my doctor that when thyroid leveled out, joint pain would end. He insisted on cortisone shot. No pain in one hip but the other (the side injected), has bone spurs and arthritis. Coincidentally, that is. I was not warned of any effect of shot. Help
- —Guest Tracy
- I had a cortisone shot yesterday and knew the side effects as I have had these shots before. I did not sleep at all last night, had headache and red face. I have perepheral neuropathy, burning of hands and feet. The shot made it much worse. I hope that I will be able to sleep tonight as I haven't had any down time today. My knee feels much better though.
- —Guest Bobbi
Blood Sugar, Headache and Flushing
- cortisone shot in knee 4 weeks after surgery to reduce fluid and inflammation. Was never given any side effects information. Sever headche was 1st reaction --- occured within an hour, and stayed for 1.5 days. Awoke the next morning with the higest blood glucose reading of my life (I'm type 2 diabetic) and a sunburn-like redness on my entire face, throat, upper chest and intermittently down my arms. The flushing redness feels exactly like a sunburn, looks like I'm permanently embarassed, and is still an issue two days after injection. thank goodness for the Internet or I never would've known these were cortisone reactions. On the plus side, the fluid on my knee that was causing so much pain is now gone. I still have some minor arthritis pain in that kneww but can bend my knee completely for the 1st time in a year and a half.
- —Guest Guest Jan
never should have done it
- My doctor did not explain the risks. He did the cortisone shot at my consultation. I had 6 months of pain relief from my tennis elbow. Then I noticed the indent in the skin near the incision site. I went from a white spot, to a deep depression at my elbow. It's been 2 years, so I'm guessing it is permanent. Now have red spots on it. It really looks terrible. I would never have done this if I knew the risks involved. Will have to wait until Monday to see another doctor about these red spots that just appeared.
- —Guest Jessica
women and steroids
- It appears to be quite common for these injections to induce menstrual bleeding in women--even those post-menopausal (this happened to me). Women should be told of this possibility, to save a lot of worry when women bleed and have no idea it's related to the injection.
- —Guest henzcoop
- Had a shot in my knee with instant effect. I was told of the side effects and only had the headache and my other leg gets restless in the evening . The pain is much better and I would strongly recommend this to anyone with knee pain from osteoarthritis
- —Guest Beatty71
- I was never told of any side effects, but after having surgery on both feet March,2012, I'm having problems with Mortons neuroma..have had 2 shots in the left and right feet..wish it would last longer than almost a week...and yes i think i still would have had the shots knowing the side effects.
- —Guest Marie from Texas
So far, very good
- Had a shot for shoulder bursitis today. Shot was no more painful than any other, shoulder immediately felt better, with painless mobility restored. So far, no side effects-- in fact I'm struggling to stay awake right now. Everyone's experience seems to be different, but mine was a ood one.
- —Guest Patrick
Feels like the Flu
- I had two injections for Mortons Neuroma yesterday (first time). After 8 hrs I started sneezing and today I feel like I have the flu. Did not sleep well last night. Was not informed of any possible side effects of the cortizone, but today the pain is gone.
- —Guest AL
No more Cortisone shots
- I had foot surgery and it is not healing. The doctor gave me a shot for pain and said Cortisone will make it heal faster. He said nothing about possible side effects.
- —Guest Ruth P
Great results to Cortisone shots
- I have severe OA in both knees and am severely disabled without Cortisone injections while I wait for replacement surgery. My Dr uses Xray to determine that the needle is properly placed, injects local anesthesia first and a little radiopaque dye before the steroid. My pain and ability to get around are better before I leave the office due to the anesthesia which seems to last 5-6 hours and by then the steroid is working. Other than a little wakefulness, I have had no side effects. Unfortunately the relief wears off in 12-14 days in spite of dose dose size so I am scheduled for the replacements in the near future.
- —Guest Marge
- Just had my first shot for knee problems. Dr. didn't tell me of any side effects. Tonight I am having hot flashes like never before. I can't cool down. Central air and a window ac aren't helping. I hope it goes away soon.
- —Guest Linda
Don't think so.
- I don't think I would have gotten the shot if I knew it would change my skin color... It's been 5 months and its not getting better. It spread over a large area after a month!
- —Guest Madaboutit
Sleepless and anxious after cortisone
- I have had severe insomnia and anxiety and moodiness since I got a cortisone shot in my shoulder a week ago. Called the dr's office only to be told that I should go see my primary care physician for an evaluation because cortisone doesn't cause these type of symptoms! Apparently they believe I just developed an anxiety problem coincidentally the same day I received the shot, even though I have never had these symptoms in my entire life. I told them it was ridiculous for me to go to my primary care dr to help me with an adverse reaction when the drug was administered by my orthopedic surgeon and was told by them that they didn't treat psychiatric problems! I am more angry about being told that my VERY REAL symptoms are somehow not related to the cortisone shot. Never again cortisone and Never again that orthopedic surgeon!!
- —Guest Sleepless
Nothing said about side effects
- Have bad arthritis in my right knee and have been getting cortisone shots every 4 months for the past year. First shot hurt but brought much needed relief. No side effects with it. Second shot hurt but within 24 hours my face turned bright red and felt like it was on fire. I called the doctor and was told there were no side effects to the shot. The redness lasted 3-4 days and then went away. Just had my third shot yesterday, it hurt as usual and 24 hours later my face and both arms are on fire and bright red. I don't know what to do for it, but I guess having this happen outweighs the knee pain without the shot. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is having a problem. I just wish there was something I could do about the bright red face and arms that feel like they are on fire.
- —Guest Charlene