- I got a cortisone shot 2 days ago in my left shoulder and now I'm hurting so much more than before,(a torn rotator cuff is painful as it is) there's a knot where the injection was and it's hot and tender to the touch. I didn't know I was getting this shot or I would of done some research on it before to know what I was up against. Only thing asked at the ortho office was if I had diabetes, nothing was mentioned about side effects :( I'm debating on going to my primary right now bc my shoulder hurts so bad! I will never get another cortisone injection EVER!!
- —Guest Jen
multiple symptoms - NEVER AGAIN
- I asked my doc about any side effects - she said no. I also said I have chrons, have been on prednisone & it wrecked my body and made me crazy so I can't do this. She said it stays local, it will not affect you. Within a day to a week I had severe dry mouth, trouble swallowing because of it (dry mouth got a little better but hasn't gone away 2 weeks later), night sweats every night since, nightmares, hot flashes, red face, chills, fast heart/pounding heart beat, feel like I'm on some bad speed trip, irritable, everything too bright, too loud, ear fullness/slight ringing, panic attacks and general anxiety. Pain where she stuck me to this day (2 weeks). I will re-post when this calms down. I have no idea how long it will last. She gave me one shot in the arm on 1/23 and three more in the neck/back (!!) 1/30. She was just willy nilly poking me with it. NEVER EVER AGAIN. EVER. I know she was trying to help but I am so angry with her right now. how about a sheet with side effects?
- —Guest kimi
- almost all of theese responses state that the doctor didnt tell me about side effects... take some responseability for your own stupidity of not asking or doing some research prior to sighning paperwork to let the doctor perfor the procedure. i have had three midline epidural injections and have three more to go. after setting a appointment i made a list of info i researched myself and then asked the doctor PRIOR to having my procedures. Common sence and self responsability go along way.
- —Guest mwilliams
No Side effects??? Not true.
- So I had my second round of shots today. The first time, a few months back, I had four shots. I didn't have any side effects until the day after. I had a cortisone flare which is when the cortisone crystalizes. Today I had a total of 8 injections in my foot. I am in so much pain that I am in tears. My whole body has flushed. I have aches and pains through out my whole body. My head is killing me. I was told that there were NO SIDE EFFECTS.
- —Guest it hurts!
As expected and a bit more
- After 9 months of frozen shoulder pain that only became worse after physio, accupuncture, exercise and pain killers, I changed doctors. The new one suggested cortisone shots but clearly stated that they only have a 50/50 chance of success. He went over all possible side effects including infection, pain, skin discolouration, unset stomach, etc and sent me on my way with a prescription to fill. I returned a week later and he gave me two painless shots. The pain started about 20 minutes after the injections and was slightly more painful than my worst days but cleared up in about a day. My shoulder was only archy for a few days following. It is now 10 days later and mobility has increased dramatically, daily pain is gone and I have been able to sleep a full night for the first time in 9 months! I will do it again if the pain returns.
- —Guest MCZ
pain in my elbow after cortizone
- I got my first cortizone shot yesterday for tendonitis. Needles do not usually hurt. This needle hurt so bad I cried. The dcot injected the cortizone is the sorest part of my elbow. I was not warned of any side effects. All I was told is not to baby my arm but not to do anything strenuous. My arm is more sore now than it was to begin with. My arm now feels like there is something in the bone and hurts so bad to try to move it.
- —Guest Melissa
- Had shot in my shoulder which seems to have helped. However I am diabetic and my blood sugar # is double which kept me from sleeping and now anxious . Was not told of this possibility by doc.
- —Guest Tom
Didn't know of any side effects!
- I had a cortisone shot in my wrist, one of two that I have had. My first shot I did't have any effect from it. Didn't have no pain or anything. When I recieved my second shot omg! A few hours later after the shot I was in so much pain. I couldn't move my wrist a certain way, I had to put an ice pack on it and wrap it with a wrap that's how bad it hurt. The next day it still was hurting. I had to wear a wrap for two days on and off. Still today my wrist hurts and it's been four days since 've gotten the shot. Also I have crazy bruising on the part where the shot was injected and even in a spot where the shot was not injected. This is so crazy and I hope that I feel better soon or someone needs to give me some answers on my pain that i am feeling.
- —Guest omg that hurts!
- I knew of side effects, I had injections in the side of each heel a few days ago. The doctor froze my feet to help reduce the injection pain, didn't help much. I couldn't walk at all the rest of the day it hurt so bad. I had the facial heat flashes for two days. But the itching...omg it's making me crazy! First my legs one day, then my arms, and then it moved to my hands. The initial pain for the purpose has started to subside. It was try this for a few weeks, and then surgery if it didn't help. Keeping my fingers crossed it continues to ease up!
- —Guest jen
Whole Body flushing
- I just had a cortisone shot in my right knee to treat a meniscal cyst. I felt as if I had been transported back 10 years to hotflashes and night sweats. My husband wanted the heat on because it was 55 degrees in the house and I wanted the windows and doors open. That's when I started to google possible side effects. Voila, I found them.
- —Guest Heide Kober
- I had a cortisone shot in my right knee for scar tissue and pain, well I wasn't informed of any side effects and the shot didn't even hurt. Thirty minutes later I was sweating and my knee was killing me. I got a bad migraine. Its been almost a week and every day I am experiencing fast heart beat, sweating, dizziness, nervousness. I didn't have this before the shot. I wouldn't have got it. My knee is not better so now I am going to have to have surgery to remove the scar tissue from a previous surgery, I would have rather been put under than to feel like this, I feel horrible!!!!!
- —Guest Tiffany
- Yes, I knew about the side effects, but am stilled surprised each time I have one. This is the third. Hurts a bit, but is done so fast. I think the secret is to ice area injected - always helps me. They effects do pass and certainly help the pain. Had injections in sacroilliac joint yesterday and that area feels good so long-term results are worth the short-lived effects. Was told of the posible side effects and the internet answers any other concerns you might have.
- —Guest sbdingu
Medication side effects
- Everyone---not just for injections but for ANY medication that your doc gives you in ANY form: ALWAYS ASK WHAT THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE!! You have a RIGHT to know so you can make an INFORMED decision on whether to accept the medication/treatment. Do NOT leave the doctors office or have the procedure done until this question is answered thoroughly to YOUR satisfaction!!
- —Guest Sharon
- Was never informed of side effects. Up all night. Pain increased over course of 12 hours. Can't move left shoulder. Will not do it again.
- —Guest carolann
Had my 5 th shot today
- Its already helping, and yes I would if you have dealt with arthritis pain and have not slept for days a little hot flash(menopausal type & already not sleeping) its worth it. You should have been told of the side effects but if they are not offered why would you not ask someone is injecting something into yyour body!!! I'm an RN and I would question anyone even my friend who is my doctor.
- —Guest Pat