- No the doctor didn't tell me anything about the side effects of cortizone shots and it has truly upset me.
- —Guest heather ezzell
Never informed of side effects
- Had my knee injected, a day later I had flushing in face looked like I had a bad sun burn, did not feel good. Call the DR office, talked to the Ortho P nurse she had never heard of side effects. I called my family practice DR's nurse, she said yes you are haveing a reaction to the cortisone, she said to take Benadryl. I'm shocked that the Ortho P nurse knew nothing about reactions.
- —Guest Joyce
My doctor never said anything to me
- When I arrived for the shot they told me after it had been given that I would have hot flushes that was it... I said no problem I have had hot flushes before... But I tell you they are not the same. I really had an upset stomach and pains in my chest after I ate...This is the second day and I have pain in my lower back.. I wonder after a few days If the pain will return like it was before.
- —Guest Johanne
I was not told
- I was not told and I am diabetic. One knee feels like there is something under the skin. There is less pain, I have less popping, but still pain a week later.
- —Guest Terrance
I wasn't informed but...
- We do need to do our own due diligence. I would think that if you are having a corti shot you have got to be in severe pain. I have had two in my shoulder in the past 12 months and they do offer great relief for the first day. Normally I am not able to lift my arm much past my side but as long as the pain is not stopping me I can go most of the way up.
- —Guest Dustin
I was not told of side effects
- I have received two steroid shots to my left shoulder. The first one lasted over a year, but the second one only lasted about four months. The shots were very painful but worth it. After a few days I was pain free. My only side effect was facial flushing and it went away after a few days. I will be getting my third shot soon.
Not proper informed about side effects
- Today I had cortisone injections in both my knees.All went well and I was surprised how little pain was involved, so I was glad.However later that afternoon when I checked my sugar( I am diabetic ) and my bloodpressure( I have hypertension) they both were very elevated.I also started to feel dizzy, feeling feverish, headache and very tired. I think it is a shame that the doctor who treated me, did not inform me of these possible side effects, so that I was prepared. Of course I am partly to blame myself too, as I should have done research via the internet before, as I did now.
- —Guest Maria Mukherjee
would not have had the shot - not again
- Dr. did not tell me of ANY side effects. Even told me to come back for another in 2 weeks if still in pain. Had 1 shot in my sciata area - weeks later am left with fat atrophy such that it looks like the tissue to the right of my tailbone has melted away and my bone is sticking out. Was never told of this possibility. Was NOT worth the TEMPORARY pain relief. Pain has returned after 1 1/2 mos.
- —Guest jane
Did You Know About Possible Side-Effects
- I did know and yes I would do it again. I had shots done in both knees and hips three years ago this past February. I just now started experience pain again. Went in for shot in my knees doc tried to talk me out of it. NOPE I want the cortisone shots. I will hurt for 24/48 hours after, my sugar number will be elevated--all that has been taken into consideration. The last time 24 hours later I was chasing my dog in the yard and going for walks again. Yep do it. It was so worth it. Shots vs pills. both have side effects, to be out of pain for that long and not have to pop a pill. So worth it. Had pain block shots done in my back also three years ago. They were not worth it. I'm scheduled to have the cortisone shots done next month in my back. I can't wait to be pain free.
I did not know
- I have tendonitis in both shoulders. I am in good health so shoulder problems was quite a surprise. My doctor did not discuss side effects. If I moved a certain way the pain was so severe until a effect was the least of my concern when I went in. My doctor sent me to an orthopedic specialist and I trust my doctor. I wasn't asked if I wanted the shot. I was told me he would give me the shot and I was going into physical therapy for both shoulders. I have been in physical therapy for both shoulders for the 3rd month now. I am not in pain and close to being back to normal. I am very thankful for the combination treatment approach. I had acupuncture done last week and was warned against the shot by the doctor so I decided to do more research. It was my decision to trust or not to trust my doctors. When you see a doctor, you put all concerns in the intake form. Doctors do read the chart. All doctors are not out to make a buck on medicines. I am pleased with the treatment.
- —Guest Elizabeth McKinney
not informed either
- i just received a shot today in my wrist and my dr. didn't tell me that there would be pain after the local wore off. i had no idea the pain i was experiencing could be a cortisone flare.....
- —Guest mrsficco
- Explicitly said there is no long term side effect of a cortisone shot. I went with his advise and got the shot. While I had temporary relief for a few weeks, my shoulder hurts now WAY worse than ever before on a constant basis. How can a doctor be so greedy and unprofessional is beyond belief.
- —Guest AJ
- I am sorry to read that so many people have had such bad experiences. I had a shot yesterday in my SI joint. Barely slept, flushing, a great deal of pain in the joint today. All of which were stated as possible side effects on the aftercare sheet I was given. the pain of the injection is based upon your exisitng pain and means they are hitting the right place. I am confidant that the relief will be there in a day or two.
- —Guest MikeMN
Would I have the shot again?
- I was told about the flushing, fever and possible headache. If I had these, I was to call. What I had was 2 nights of insomnia. Today, 4 days later, the relief of pain was worth it.
- —Guest Etta
Dr. did NOT inform me of side effects
- I went to my Dr. who I trusted fully with my health and the treatment he suggested. I had a rotator cuff tear that was not detectable on the MRI that he ordered for me. For about a year I would go in as often as allowed and get cortisone injections in what was excruciating pain in my left shoulder. Never once did he tell me of ANY side effects of these injections.
- —Guest Lisa Brown