Why are CORTISONE/STERIOD injections bad for LD?

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stutterbug
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   Posted 6/10/2009 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that these ijections can help for the inflamation I am dealing with in my left shoulder. I have been working on getting my upslipped hip back into place but the extreme pain in the opposite shoulder/arm is never ending. In the past these shots put the pain to sleep. I did not need them for years after. I am really considering getting these done even though my GP would disapprove. I am debilitated and have been for nearly 5 years with this problem. What do you think. Maybe the benefits outweigh the risks? I really need advice. thanks, amey

Razzle
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   Posted 6/10/2009 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Steroids suppress inflammation by suppressing the immune system, which then enables Lyme/coinfections to burrow deeper into the body and become more well-established. That is why steroids are bad for those with Lyme. So if you do need the anti-inflammatory action of the steroids, make sure you are also on some kind of anti-Lyme treatment.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
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+Lyme
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   Posted 6/10/2009 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Stutterbug, I am sincerely sorry about your pain and debilitation. I hope you and Dr can figure out a way to get you some relief!

In this case, might something like LDN be helpful?
Lyme in NC in 1971? Suspect TBI: Fully engorged tick followed by high fever and tonsillitis. Follwed by , lumps on neck,  chronic tonsillits w/ constant low grade to recurring high (104) fevers, severe unexplained neck stiffness and acute neck pain.   Followed by tonsillectomy, urinary tract infections, miscarriage, appendicitis while pregant, chronic severe back pain. Followed by depression, mild anxiety, mitral valve prolapse, and hypglycemia.  What was this??
 
Bit again couple of times, lyme suspect bite Mother's Day 2007. Bite, symptoms, lyme specific antibodies on the most lyme specific band of all = 39 IgG.  Still awaiting appt w/ LLMD.


stutterbug
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   Posted 6/10/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
What is LDN?

+Lyme
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   Posted 6/10/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Low dose naltrexone. I have not yet done enough research (and have requested input from a friend of a friend), but if you do a search on it, it sounds miraculous. It builds your immune system in autoimmune (sp?) illnesses. Supposedly some positive success w/ Lyme.

I've been asking about it and will do more searching when I can. I do not know if it would be appropriate w/ steroids, maybe others here would know?
Lyme in NC in 1971? Suspect TBI: Fully engorged tick followed by high fever and tonsillitis. Follwed by , lumps on neck,  chronic tonsillits w/ constant low grade to recurring high (104) fevers, severe unexplained neck stiffness and acute neck pain.   Followed by tonsillectomy, urinary tract infections, miscarriage, appendicitis while pregant, chronic severe back pain. Followed by depression, mild anxiety, mitral valve prolapse, and hypglycemia.  What was this??
 
Bit again couple of times, lyme suspect bite Mother's Day 2007. Bite, symptoms, lyme specific antibodies on the most lyme specific band of all = 39 IgG.  Still awaiting appt w/ LLMD.


RottenDog
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   Posted 6/10/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
i had knee surgery last yr. wasnt able to walk at all on it for 8 months. after surgery and 6wks PT i was still in a ton of pain. this was b4 i knew i had lyme. iwas given the shots in my knee. well let me tell you. i just thought i was in pain b4 the shot. oh no it get way worse if you can belive that possable. it was after that i was placed on celeberx. there is a lot of resons not to take it. sideficts not good for some, but i have been on it for 1 yr not and am doing fine. just have to have blood work every 3 months to get my liver.

I wish you some relife soon
   RD
                                                                                                                 
 
still looking for answers
 

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