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Bad Drug?
baeley posted:
Hello, I was injected in my left knee in march of this yr with the same drug that was recalled because of the meningitis outbreak. I was also injected in my back in july of this yr with the tainted drug but am not showing any signs of any illness.What i would like to know is that the gov is saying that anybody that received the shot after may 16th should beware. When i received my steroid shot in my knee in march,5 days later my knee swelled up so much that in 2 visits to my doctors he removed 240 cc of yellow fluid,it was tested and there was no infection,but an inflammatory problem . I have since received a total knee replacement. What i am asking is there any way that the bottle of steroid used in march,could also be a bad bottle also. Any feedback from you,might help me get a better nights sleep,considering the circumstances. Thank You.....

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sharim responded:
You would already have had symptoms of meningitis. This is a very severe disease with symptoms you cannot treat, very, very severe headaches with high fever. It is a swelling due to, in this case, infection of the covering of the brain. I don't think it's a "sleeper", it strikes pretty fast if you have contracted it. Talk to your doctor about it, but since March, you should be in the clear.

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