Sorry you are having issues with this. Do continue to keep your medical team informed.
For years I would occassionaly feel like I was coming down with something, have a degree or so of fever, go to primary care dr, have a check up & blood tests. Nothing ever showed up. Does not mean nothing was happening - infection, etc- I felt something was not right. Just never found out what 'it' was.
Had a single steroid injection in neck/cervical area (for pain from injured discs). Years ago.. At least 8. Blood pressure was so high by end of procedure there was serious discussion about sending me to ER via ambulance. I could hear the doctor/nurses talking to my relative who was with me but i was afraid to nod/move/ talk as my head felt huge -swollen. Headache is an understatement !
Several side affects, lasting for several years, included sudden severe dizzy spells, loss of appetite, which have gradually decreased. The increased sensitivity of my eyes to light is apparently permanent.
Entire body felt numb, for about a day, then what I thought fibro flare took over.
Was advised to never have steroids again.
about 4 years ago, had a 'simple' procedure; while 'under'. that dr ignored my pain management doctor's request -& mine- for NO steroid. Woke up experiencing those same weird 'spacey' feelings, though bp was not high. Obtained written report next day &, yeap, dr had noted the steroid injection was given to 'lessen patient's pain'. Body was numb again, then fibro flare. Plus Same side effects, increased in intensities.
Next time I will write "NO STEROIDS" in permanent marker on my skin, where dr cannot miss/ignore.
Pain management dr does currently inject lidocaine, usually in painful, hard muscle knots, which helps, & knock on wood, no adverse reactions.
Herniated cervical discs & other disc /spine issues, Arthritis, spurs
Injuries &/or pain to/in shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, legs, ankles
Fibro / myofascial pain, neuralgia, neuritis