- 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
- I had a cortisone shot yesterday in my hip. The needle was a breeze and my pain has decreased with no side effects except for a slight headache...so glad I finally bit the bullet. My dr didn't mention any negative side effects just that it might take a few days to work.
- —Guest Sarah
shots are my best friend
- 9 shots later, 2 shoulder operations later, 3 years of frozen shoulders, tramadol, morphine etc etc. - I think u would have a shot again, always ask ur doctor if your unsure on effects. I have always had soreness for 48 hours after mine but give me 4 weeks to 12 weeks relieve. Defiantly worth it
- —Guest 28 going on 82
- over the last 20 years have had 2 injections in my elbow with no side effects and my elbow is still great,but , i have a frozen shoulder and had the needle at 10 a.m today. i am now typing this at 4 a.m. The pain in my arm is worse than before and at this moment in time i can not move the arm . the Dr stated i may have slight discomfort for a day after.This pain is worse than any i have had from the arm before
- —Guest JIM
- I just had one, i was not informed of the side effects had alittle flushing today but, no more than with a z-pak.. I hve suffered with my left shoulder for almost 5 years after a bout with Calcific tendonitis, I would do it again my shoulder has no pain. I guess it depends on your level of pain, if it is Severe I would do it, if its just off and on and moderate or less I would avoid it JMO
- —Guest Sam
Huge Dent In My Hip
- I got a costisone shot last year for a so-called allergic reaction. The allergic reaction was misdiagnosed. It was very painful and left bruising. The bruise turned into a indented bruise and it won't go away. It is about 1.5 inches wide and 2inches tall. Very ugly! Definitely wouldn't have gotten the shot had I known this could happen.
- —Guest Taylor
just had shots in hands
- I had a shot in my palm and in my thumb on other hand for tendonitis. He did not tell me about side effects. Sounds scarey. Will repost if things go awry because has only been 6 hours. Some pain spreading up to elbows but not too bad.
Painful in the extreme but WORTH IT
- I've had two cortisone injections in my right hip in the past year or so. The first was not that big of a deal - it's a shot, it hurts, but local anesthetics helped. The big part of the pain was removing the cortisone needle at the end. I have severe osteoarthritis. I didn't get my second shot until the pain was pretty bad again, and needed too many painkillers. My second procedure was horrific. They couldn't seem to get the needle positioned right and had to keep removing and reinserting it - and no amount of local anesthetic helped. The pain was really awful. Not doing that again without Valium or something. That being said - it IS worth it. The cortisone injection is actually missed with a numbing agent, such that immediately after the procedure there is little pain. This slowly disappears over a few days, and you seem to go down hill until the cortisone takes effect - and I can say that I feel even better after this shot than the first. No other side effects.
- —Guest Jack
- I was not informed of side affects when I had a shot in my shoulder/arm joint. It was extremely painful to get! My arm has been different since the shot 10 years ago. It stays as cold summer or winter as if I had been standing outside in the snow wearing a sleeveless shirt. Very annoying, often numb and painfully cold.
- —Guest rnWahl
- Had a cortisone shot 3 days ago in knee. First one I've ever had. Didn't hurt at all, just a pin prick. No problems so far, except my face is flushed. Had no idea why until I read this article. At least I know why, and I can tolerate that for now. Seems to have helped, will monitor that area and see.
- —Guest Jane
Didnt get told anything
- My doc said it may help it may not, didn't explain anything else but after 6 years of shoulder pain at the age of 26 I'll try anything. Nearly fainted after & don't feel very well yet, pain down my arm now. But hoping it will help in next few days. I'll try anything & am grateful docs will try to relieve pain until MRI. Glad to know side effects are common, as wasn't told id feel unwell & sore after.
- —Guest Lyni
- I got my shot for my shoulder yesterday 11-28-12 and still have shoulder pain really badly and my doctor didn't tell me the side effects but other then pain I don't have any
- —Guest Scoob