Patient Comments: Cortisone Injection - Experience

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Comment from: Kate, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 15

I had injections in both feet for plantar fasciitis. It did help and was worth it. However the consultant warned me I might feel "a bit tired and emotional" after the injection and he was quite right; it is very painful and I wanted to curl up afterwards and feel sorry for myself. But a few days later one of my feet was certainly better.

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Comment from: Jen, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 14

I have had three sets of cortisone shots for lower back and right leg pain over last two months. They did eliminate stabbing pain but I still walk with a limp and have acute pain. Next week I get another injection which will prove that I need ablation of the nerve endings. I can't stand pain much longer. I went through 4 weeks of physical therapy - no help. The neurosurgeon said I don't need surgery.

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Comment from: Judy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

I had a shot in the top of each of my feet yesterday and it is a miracle! Immediate relief. I can now get back to walking for exercise.

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Comment from: dazieq, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I received a cortisone infusion into my left hip, 13 days ago. I had intense pain in my hip, leg and knee. I went to the hospital 5 days ago, in too much pain. After x-ray, blood test, I was given medication - Lyrica, naproxen and morphine. So far no relief from the pain, and I can't sleep is another result.

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Comment from: SarahJane57, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

I have received two different cortisone injection shots in my lower lumbar region. It definitely helped with the pain but I have gained a significant amount of weight and have mood swings. I am very emotional, which is very out of character for me. When will these mood swings and bloating go away!

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Comment from: Jim M, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 16

Cortisone injection 2 weeks ago solved my inflammation issues caused by arthritis and football activity years ago. I am back to walking on a tread mill for cardio and am pleased with the results.

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Comment from: Janbeach, 55-64 (Patient) Published: December 16

I have major hair thinning and my hair is not growing like it used to. I had the steroid shots in both knees at 6 month intervals for a few years now. I also have thinning of the skin on my arms and purple spots when scratched or accidentally hit. I had very thick hair, now it's very thin.

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Comment from: LD, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

So far I have had excellent results from my cortisone shot in my knee. My knee was hurting so bad from arthritis that I could barely walk or bend my knee. That pain is now gone.

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Comment from: Peg, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 09

I received numerous cortisone injections in my shoulder for 4 to 5 years. I now have painful swelling of the muscle tissue on top of my shoulder. The swelling intensifies when I'm more active.

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Comment from: Fawnde, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 07

I have cortisone injections every few months for lupus SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus). After several months pass I begin feeling weak and fatigued to a point of nonfunctioning. Needless to say, I desperately need cortisone. It appears that it affects people differently, with a wide range of benefits and bad side effects. For me it's a matter of living a normal life. After this last injection, several weeks ago, I have been having severe body temperature issues. I'm hot and then cold, much like menopause but I'm sure it was the cortisone. I didn't have this issue before the injection and did the day after. My body has quit making cortisone on its own according to blood work and my endocrinologist. I'm going to research how to get my body to make cortisone again so I can try to wean myself off this medication. When I can't get out of bed, cortisone is a life saver.

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