Hi Sharon. I'm also assuming that you had a steroid epidural. I've had three (or maybe four? - fog). I had them done several years ago for a herniated disc, but unfortunately, they didn't help a lot.
I seem to remember an increase in pain initially, especially with the first one. I know that the nerve was really irritated from the disc, so the steroid medication aggravated it more when I first got it. Did your doctor tell you to lie in bed for a few hours afterward? That's what I had to do. After a couple of days, it got better. I think the epidurals may have helped shrink the disc a little, but I did end up having to have surgery anyway. I do know people who have found relief from steroid epidurals and DON'T have to continue on to surgery. I wish you the best of luck.
Hugs - Austen
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