- I received a cortisone injection for frozen shoulder a few years ago, and just recently in the other for the same. Its funny that the side effects can be so varied from person to person even when the shots are given in the same site. Both times the Dr. did a gr8 job in administering the injection, the pain did not really start either time until about a half hour. VERY SEVERE!! But I was mentally perpared and just got through it. It lasted about 3 hours. It does cause some insomnia also, but I have had such gr8 relief from this type of treatment that I would do it again if ever necessary. It sure beats going under the knife! The only real advice I have is..never get one that is not image guided...if the cortisone does not get exactly where it needs to go, it will not work as well, if at all. Good luck everyone.
Cortisone shot in my foot
- I just had my 1st shot in my foot (broke my foot twice in the same spot in less then 5 months) and my foot hurts 10 times more now then it did when I broke it... Extremely pain during injection and getting worse as the day/ night goes on... Extremely pain when getting it and it's getting worse as the day/night is going on... Totally regret letting my dr talk me into it...
- —Guest Michelle
- I have been through the ringer with arthritic knees (left one replaced this past May) so I am no stranger to treatment. Now my right knee is probably going the way of the left, but not quite ready for surgery. I have been taking Euflexxor injections in the right knee, but can only do that every six months. Couldn't hold out that long, pain was too bad. Had the cortizone shot just last Friday, had a slight headache that night, joint soreness over the weekend, transient insomnia and night sweats,. Mobility is much improved, and am actually pain free (with help of usual NSAIDS). One tip from my doc: right after you get the cortizone shot, apply ice gel pack to injection site for 10 min each hour for three times. That will mitigate worst reactions and prevent "cortizone flare" at site where you receive the shot. Seems to work well for me. I recommend the cortizone for those who are experiencing increased inflammation and difficulty walking, buys more time before surgery is inevitable.
- —Guest LinZ
I wish I was told of the side effects
- I had a cortiisone injection due to a knee injury. While, I do admit that the constant knee pain is subsiding, the reaction to the drug was does not balance out the benefit. I had a red burned face, neck and chest for 4 days now along with heart palpitations and dizziness. I was told by my doctor that this was extremely rare. Good to find out after the problem. I also have a bad taste in my mouth. Tastes like tin foil.
- —Guest Lori
its a balance
- had injection a week ago helped with the shoulder pain and was not aware of side effects ay all.have only slept 4 hours each night since , headaches and hot flushes. I would do this again providing the insomnia doesn't last much longer .
- —Guest glen
Shoulder cortisone Shot
- Had my cortisone shot yesterday 11/01/11 for my shoulder pain. Ask the Dr for any possible side effects and he told that the side effects would be no pain.. well he lied, I still have pain.. other than that I couldn't sleep and hot flashes all night. Will I take it again, the answer is NO!
- —Guest Julie A./Colorado
No side effects just blessed relief
- Hello all my fellow cortisone shot activists. I had a frozen shoulder which really bugged me because I am very active for my age and am totally functional, more so than your average 30 year old. My doc didn't describe side effects. She was Veeery careful when she gave me the shot and it wasn't too painful. I felt blessed relief immediately. A little anxiety followed which could be from my job which I normally experience anxiety from anyways. So don't really know about that one. YES I would definitely do it again, why not?
- —Guest Laurette
Iliopsoas Bursitis cortisone shot
- Personally and I can only speak for myself, the cortisone shot worked great for me and had no side effects what so ever. I suffered a grade 1 strain in my iliopsoas belly muscle along with iliopsoas bursitis that lasted for about 5 months, rested, iced it and did physical therapy and nothing worked. Finally after reading all the bad reviews i went to get the shot a little nervous to be honest. I think the key is to go to ur TRUSTED doctor, mine told me about the possible side effects, whic he told me 90% of the time occurs when over dosing the cortisone or a bad hand and we agreed on the shot as last resort after resting it and doing pt. I got it a week ago and it worked great, no side effects at all. He told me to rest it 7-10 days before going back to playing soccer, since the cortisone weakens tendons it is risky to apply force. I say find out the facts about it, only use it if other methods (rest, ice, pt) dont give u relief and go to a dr you TRUST and KNOW.
- —Guest Jim
Shot in Shoulder and both knees
- The Dr. Froze the skin prior to the injection which hurt a bit but was over quickly. Not a single word about side effects. It is now 5:30 am I have not been able to sleep. I also feel moments of dizziness. My should has more mobility and my knees are alternating between feeling better and then worse.
- —Guest Karen Ritter
Spinal Epidurals 3x's a year for 11 yrs.
- After multiple lumbar surgeries leaving spine in worse condition, I included Cortisone epidurals to help relieve pain. Although they are painful and get worse before better, they gave me a reduced level of pain for 1-3 months. For me, symptoms were minor : increased appetite, thirst, and sleeplessness, and lasted only a few days to a week. However, the last injection left me with severe hot flashes and flushing. It is constant and I'm now on day 4. Dr. told me Cortisone effects hormones and this would be temporary. Since I live in high pain, it is still worth it for me. I'm not happy about these side effects, but you need to decide if your pain is bad enough to take the injection. It does help with inflammation and I'm so thankful for those reduced pain days.
- —Guest Kelly
- I had my first shot today, wish the doctor had told me about the side effects, like some of you I wasnt told anything would be wrong. I didnt even make it home and my stomach was in nots. I ended up pulling over on the side of the highway to throw-up. I have the feeling of light headedness ever since. The pain of the shot was BAD!! I am glad that i choose my hip instead of my shoulder, I dont think that I am going back.
Would definitely do it again
- I had a cortisone shot yesterday in my knee. Was not told anything except, "I can give you a shot that will help that." Since I am a retired nurse I knw what it was, but confirmed this by asking, "Cortisone?" positive reply. Today my pain is much less severe or maybe I am just so tired and sleepy that I can't feel it. I was awake ALL night. But a little insomnia is not bad compared to the pain I had before.
- —Guest Mae
- I had these shots on my shoulder before I had surgery for torn ligaments and muscles ...Dr.started me on them again I have asked him everytime about side effects he always says there are none...I thought I was going crazy until I read all of these ...I'm 21 years old and was wondering why I am having hot flashes and way bad stumic pains...I'm sure my boyfriends ready to freak out on me do to my horrible mood swings...I had this shot a week ago from today and it seems its getting worse...none stop throwing up all day and bad diahriah ....I'm suppose to get another shot in my same shoulder next month I don't no if it is worth it due to all of this and have to take more of my pain pills.....
- —Guest chelsie
A life saver for me.
- I have had terible pain in my schoulders, both, for years. Have had P.T. with no releif. Could not sleep on my side, would spazm. No work, no working out. Was beginning to think I would suffer from now on. Had my first set of shot 20 months ago and now every 6 months. I am now a different man. All activaties now are great. The Dr. is very clean and careful. Skin frozen first and immediate relief. I looked on line for info on cortisone ( As most smart people would) and asked the right questions ( as most smart people do). Never do a treatment uninformed. Thats just dumb. I am now on my 3rd set of injections. I am hoping they will continue this for me as the treatment for me is just amazing.
- —Guest Steven
knee pain cortisone shot
- I knew about side effects of the shot. I have had some previously with no side effects. This time I had one for each knee at the same time. The next day I felt like my face & arms were sunburned. Probably due to double the shots. BUT, I would definately get another shot (one at a time, tho). It's little to put up with considering the awful pain prior.
- —Guest margie