Aware of side-effects, prev experience.
- I had several rounds of cervical injections, 3 shots per round. 2 went fine, 1 of them caused my blood pressure to drop & dizziness within seconds-it was scary, but in the long run worth it. Since then I've had an injection in my shoulder which gave me an overall sickly feeling for a couple days, ultimately though no pain. Over the years I have become more sensitive to the injections & had one in my knee a couple days ago. Feel lousy, flushing, slightly claustrophobic & cranky-just like with the oral steroids. The knee problem is so severe I'm hoping this will be worth it all. You never know what to expect, but overall I think the shots can outweigh the risks. It's a gamble like so many other things!
- Was told all about side effects before. Was not painful, adminisrered in hip & has helped bursitis and tendionapthy--worth it
- —Guest lunda
- I had this for recurring trigger finger. And I was not aware of any side effects. I have TF in all of my fingers and didn't want another surgery so I got the shot. I didn't eat for two days, and it was the WORST depression I've had in my life. My hand was numb, red, and purple afterwards and my finger was stuck like I had TF again. I didn't go to school because I couldn't stop crying for 2 days. I got the shot in January and need surgery on the same finger already, 4 months later. I will never get this again, ever... It would have been less pain and depression to get the surgery, which I've had 5 times and never had to take pain meds with or anything...
- —Guest lauren
not bad at all!
- The shot didn't hurt at all and the side effects are minimal - and I have had some bad reactions to oral cortisone in the past. Just a little flushing and feeling a bit loopy but no pain, nausea or irritability. I suggest people don't read too many horror stories and try for themselves if they think they could benefit. (Mine was in my hip joint)
- Was not told of possible side effects. After lying awake for the second night in a row I decided to see if other people had experienced the same thing. So glad I found this site. I have restless leg syndrome anyway, but it's way worse now. I've experienced the facial flushing for the past two days too. The shot definitely took away the pain due to arthritis in my knee, but the sleep problems are very frustrating.
- —Guest Bubba
- I was told of the common side effects including "punched arm" soreness and the unlikely possibility of infection at the shot site. I have had trouble recovering from an A-C joint injury and the doc said reducing swelling should help with mobility and soreness. Four days after the shot my shoulder is feeling even more unstable and movements that hurt to do repetitively or with resistance before make my shoulder feel like it is dislocating all over again. The pain is intense and lasts a couple hours when I use my arm For swimming.
- —Guest Randi
- I have had cortisone shots in both hips, both shoulders,knee and sacroiliac , happy to say I had no side effects, slept well, travelled seventeen hours on a plane , walked all over Edinburgh Scotland , I guess I am one of the lucky ones, being sixty five, with arthritis, I am happy to get about in no pain.
- —Guest Happy
- I just had my first cortisone shot today and I'm sore. I never wanted this shot. I have a torn rotator cuff and a messed up shoulder. I didn't see the needle and she reassured me that there were no side affects but after reading all these reviews I'm not sure if ill ever get another one and I am getting a second opinion before I do anything else!!!
- —Guest Vic
Was warned of symptoms
- I had the shot about 14 hours ago in my ankle for tendonitis and osteoarthritis. While I was warned of some of the possible side effects and could guess at others based on the pre-shot questions. What I don't think I was expecting was that my foot would have trouble bearing my weight. Not good when I don't drive and buses are erratic at best. The original pain is much better but it still burns
- —Guest Deana
Doctor denied having any side effects
- About a week ago i had a cortisone shot to treat a torn ligament in my toe. Four days later after eating lunch i got this upset feeling to my stomach. I thought it was what i had for lunch, but apparently it wasnt. i had extremely terrible gas and acid reflux that made me feel quite upset. Also i had the night sweats and sleepless nights for about five days. I also had mood and personality changes which im still trying to cope with. The depression is the worst. I will never have this shot again. I asked two doctors and they both denied it having any side effects. I feel so much better than there are people out there who share similar stories. I dont know if i will be the same again. :(
- —Guest piche
- My wife had cervical steroid injections she had a bad flare reaction, real bad! Doc knew of possible reactions & told her not a thing. He needs his nose broke
- —Guest Hubby
- I have had toe and foot pain for a couple of years. Didn't really notice it was getting that bad until I was going out to eat with my husband. When I went to put the new shoes he had bought me for Christmas I couldnt stand up. Had to wear flats. I have always been a high heel girl. But I have very small feet. My Dr said I need a full joint replacement in big toe with 2 bones cut down because of over growth. I did first shot and Dr did great. Numbed it and I didn't feel to much. Lasted about 3weeks. Just got second shot yesterday. Hurt a little more but not like it did before the shots. Had some cramping last night and some today. Scheduled surgery for next month. Would have continued with steroids but can't have any more as 3 is the limit. I have a great Dr that I trust and has kept me in the loop every step from side effects to what to expect from surgery. Wish me luck with surgery :)
- —Guest Ginger
Not Expecting More Pain as a Side Effect
- Just got my first ever cortisone shots in both heels for plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. I was having an okay day for pain prior to the shots. The shots were extremely painful despite a numbing agent being sprayed the entire time. Within an hour my feet began to literally throb they were in so much pain.....not something I was expecting or informed of as a possible side effect. My feet and calves remain extremely painful 10 hrs later. I'm hoping this passes soon and I get the relief I was promised.
- —Guest Laura
- Got a shot Friday (Kenalog) for back pain. Was not told of any side effects. Today is Monday. I can't sleep, I'm shaking all over. My mouth is super dry. I'm dizzy and light headed. I feel like crap. My husband took me to a clinic and they said symptoms are from the shot and will eventually go away. And to top it off, my back pain is right where it was before the shot. I'm totally stressed and won't get another shot like that ever again.
- —Guest Sharon
was not aware of side affects
- ive had these injections for my shoulders on 6 occasions, first time, by my local GP, he didnt do it under ultrasound, and did about 5 injections into each shoulder, everything was great for about 4yrs, then the bursitis came back even worse. had another lot, this time 1 in each shoulder, under ultrasound.. but that did nothing, the pain doubled. my GP wanted to try again, so i did the left one, and again absolutely no effect, so they did steriod injection in the right... and lucky me, again no relief... no one has ever mentioned any side affects, with any of these injections, but i had excruciating pain for about 2 days after each injection, really disturbed sleep, and the scariest dreams ive ever had (that was the worst thing).. i have bursitis in both shoulders, but my GP, and specialist say that it shouldnt cause this much pain, been 7 yrs and no one can work it out, had no major injury and im only 28.. this all started one night when i was woken up by a horrible pain....
- —Guest alana