Hysterectomy at 25
4 laproscopic surgeries since 24
Meds - vicodin : nexium : skelaxin : klonopin
Supplements : calcium : magenesium :potassium : milk thistle : fish oil : B complex : vit E
In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz
I had bursitis in my left shoulder 13 yrs ago, finally got in to see ortho in 3 months, he withdrew fluid from the sac and it felt better, 2 yrs later got bursitis in right shoulder. The pcp gave me a shot of cortisone, days later I got Shingles. Between those few days I lost my insurance. I was in terrible pain, burning & itching. They didn't know what brought it on. I read awhile later that steroids can bring on Shingles. I was told you only get Shingles 1x, I have had them more than a dozen times.
The steroids can also destroy your bones. Most drs. don't admit to that, but it is true. I have been going to ortho for my shoulders, knees, hands, & back. He wants to give me steroids so badly, and I refuse. I told him my reasons and he smiles. He even said to me I can't guantee you wouldn't get Shingles again, but you know how the pain is, You could deal w/ it. What kind of stupid logic is that? I am not having the steroids again. My DM also got Shingles after a steroid shot, and hers came back several times, also I have had the 'lube' shots in my knees to hopefully build up the cartilage, so far, nothing.
You have to make the decision, but this is my view on those shots. I wish you good luck.
God bless. Alice.
I have had 3. The frist made me worse, back pain increased tremendiously.. the second didnt really do anything either way just brought me back to statis quo before the first injection and I just had the 3rd a week ago monday...this one has made me worse...again back pain got worse.. I wont be getting the 4th I think altho I know several people that didnt have any luck with the first 3 and got the 4th and bam! It worked.
I really think it us up to the indivual and what the problem is that they are having. I have also know several people that the 1st or 2nd worked. I do think that it is worth a try because at the end of the day if it works you are one of the lucky ones and wont be traveling down the road of even worse options... Also another thing to consider is what other options you have if you dont try the shots.
Hoping things work well for you