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jselleck posted:
Hey guys, sorry to just pop up lately on when I'm in trouble, but back has been killing me for the past few months and I can barely stand to type. Elbow too, even with a brace.

Anyhow, still haven't heard from the pain doctor, life is sorta in ruins, but I'm still chugging along. Here's my latest issue. Yesterday I had steroid injections in my lower back and they were supposed to help with the pain. I was fine after the procedure and felt great most of the day til I tried to go to sleep. Couldn't get comfortable for nothing. And I'm still having spasms this morning. I'm gonna call my doctor's office after I post this, but wanted to know if anyone on the board has had issues after steroid injections. Take care and have a good week!!!

Jessica
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bj1208 responded:
Hi Jessica -

Yes I have had bad issues with steroid - having had them for over 5 yrs and just finding out that I have allergic reactions them. I would turn beat red and break out with sweats just pouring off my entire body - I would complain to the pain docs but they said they had never heard of this reaction and thought I was just saying that - my pain doc I see now is the one that pointed out these were allergic reactions.

I would do a google search for steroid injections side effects and see if this is one of them. you can always notify the FDA so they can add to the list.

let us know what your doc says and try and get a hold of ur pain doc. take care~~
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Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

~~ Joy ~~
 
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jselleck replied to bj1208's response:
Thanks Joy. Called doc's office who did the injections. She's not my actual doc, just someone who helps my doc out on days he's not in surgery. I like her though. Anyway, spoke to the nurse who spoke to the doc and I was given the all clear to take my normal meds after 2:30. (Turns out I wasn't supposed to have taken anything last night, which might explain my pain. Don't know. Kinda ticked off at the people at the surgi center because they didn't mention me not being able to take my meds til 24 hrs after the procedure. Anyhow, gonna google like you mentioned, see what I can find. When I had injections in my elbow took some time to kick in, but it's now 1 1/2 days later, and my back is still knotting up and bothering me. Sigh..... Anyhow, thanks. Have a nice week-end.

Jess
 
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rockymtn65 responded:
An increase in pain for the first 25-48 hr after a block is not uncommon because they are placing the steroids on a nerve that is already irritated. Pain should decrease within 48-72hr. Hope you are feeling better at this time!
 
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jselleck replied to lakeview42's response:
Thanks for the advice guys. Back is still killing me, so I called the doc who did the procedure back like she told me to and scheduled another pain block. Hoping against all odds that something will break SOON!! Back hurts so bad today even with hydrocodone that I'm practically in tears especially whenever I cough. See my doc tomorrow and I'm gonna have an earful for him. Hope everyone is having a better day than I am. Take care my friends.

Jess
 
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jselleck replied to jselleck's response:
HI guys. Learned something interesting when I saw my back doc last week. I was told that degenerative disc disease when I was originally diagnosed about two year ago, but never really knew what that actually meant till last wednesday. You see arthritis runs on my mom's side of the family and my doc finally told me that that was what I have. Arthritis in my back!!! It makes sooo much more sense now. Anyhow, he gave me a refill on my meds and yet another referral to a pain management specialist. Still waiting to hear from them, giving them til tomorrow to call, if not gonna call my doc back. Have another pain block scheduled for next tuesday. Hopeing to get more than one day pain free. We'll see. Been doing better the last few days since I started exercising in the evening. Maybe that'll be the key. Who knows? Defiantly gonna bring it up with the doc who does the pain block. Take care and have a good week.

Jess
 
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bj1208 replied to jselleck's response:
Hi Jess - thought I would give u this site - will help explain it better -

http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Health-Conditions/Degenerative-Disc-Disease.aspx

hope this helps~~
~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~

Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

~~ Joy ~~


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