Thanks for this post and to you Bryan. I am scared and feel like they just are kind of getthing me through figuring why bother to do more. They had mentioned surgery, which if done right and minimally, would be okay. The infection potential from the injections scares me. I got sick from my myelogram and have had meningitis before and it is not fun. AN described to me by someone with it and by a physician discouraging me from injections sounds horrible. I think they want me to try this. My sis who is a nurse says they should just put me on pain meds not worrying about addiction and leave me on them so I can have a real life and exercise and all. She said I should have the right to that. I think they want to do this first. I wish I never got off the fentanyl patch. It was just so much easier.
I like steroids, but get sick when they wear off, and can't take them enough for my liking. So if pain meds get me through without the steroids, I sure wish that was an option. Hopefully it will be in the future. Thanks for the info. I don't look forward to the comedown. Oh well, they'll see what happens when I crash! Hopefully it won't happen.
Brwn_eyes I was scared before too. It doesn't take much. That popping sound thing really got me though, I understand totally your response, just reading about it made me want to ralph! I hope they work for both of us. Cortisone is one of my favorite steroids, so that's a good thing. I don'tseem to get as wired on it as pred. Let meknow if it works for you.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids