Post Edited (Chartreux) : 7/4/2009 3:12:25 PM (GMT-6)
I have not had an ESI either, but have had all the others done on my neck and back. From what most of the people on here have said they usually cannot tell a difference for up to 2 weeks after the injection. They are done in a series of three and some said they did not get any relief with the first one, but did on the second one. Its the same old thing, everyone reacts differently so its really hard to say.
I hope you have found the info you needed on the itching problem. I know alot of people that itch too when they took Vicodin. I hope this is temporary, if not you really need to contact your dr office.
Let us know how the injection goes.
Post Edited (Draka) : 7/4/2009 4:33:04 PM (GMT-6)
Hysterectomy at 25
4 laproscopic surgeries since 24
Cervical stenosis in C3 & C4
Meds - percocet 3x day : nexium : xanax :
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
Post Edited (Draka) : 7/12/2009 12:46:19 AM (GMT-6)
Good Morning *warm huggs* I am very glad to see you. I LOVED your poem.
Your injections.... I am a little worried. Here's why... I always have a nurse for my doctor and another nurse that checks me, like my blood pressure and stuff. The pile of pillows and rolled up and folded blankets, etc takes the nurses a while to get me where my back is... as straight as posisble (straigth curves LOL) for my doctor and his "picture taking" machiene...but also for my comfort. So that is odd it was just the both of you alone and such little care was taken in reguards of your comfort. It bother me greatly, hearing you tell us about that part. I dont get the impression my guys are treating me differantly than anyone else. ... I really think you deserve more personal care. I hope this is not always to be the case with them.
My injection may be diffirant but... They don't begin to start releiving the pain for like a whole week. serious. I told my doctor this and he shook his head "yes" like it was all normal and we continued on with conversation. Also! I dont know about anyone else but, it took about 2 to almost 3mos before we got just the right types of injecitons in all the right areas. I HOPE he sent you home with a peice of paper called a "Pain journal" or "Pain chart" where you mapp out your pain? when is your post procedure follow up?
Frustraited to say the least! I still have to fight back fear before each procedure.. Im afraid if I were treated in the same fashion as you... i wouldda cried. I just cannot imagine how hard that must have been for you. I know it took a long time to get to this Pain Management doctor... but maybe? You might want to inquire about other .. professionals that your current doctor can recommend.