Corticosteriod Injection make your anxiety worse?

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   Posted 6/11/2009 2:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Had a corticosteriod injection almost a year ago and I have had multiple health issues since then has anyone suffered from any problems associated with a caudal epidural steriod injection..

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   Posted 6/11/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not.  Sorry to hear your having problems.................hang on  as others may have some info for you.

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   Posted 6/12/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi M&M

I have had 4 corticosteriod injections which I had to help with my reactive arthritis but have not noticed that they caused any other problems which i was not all ready suffering with. I do know that you are only allowed a certain number of corticosteriod injections in your life time as they can start to cause problems with health i would suggest you go and speak to your doctor concerning this.

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   Posted 6/12/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I had the corticosteriod injection and had a reaction and then sent to the ER and my doc didnt contact the hospital or tell me what was happening to me so they gave me IV steriods and oral steriods on top of that come to find out the doctor said I had a systemic reaction..and to me I understood that as me receiving too many steriods just from the shot they refered to as a steriod flare up they said it was rare anyway

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   Posted 6/13/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a cortisone shot a couple of weeks ago and although it hurt like crazy (and I was really peeved at my doctor because he promised that it wouldn't and I'd be fine for my vacation) it didn't seem to bother my anxiety. The thought of getting another one is another story altogether though. He threatened to put another one in my leg this time if my tendinitis doesn't heal up and I think I may not go back to him. I'm pretty po'ed that he couldn't at least tell me I'd be miserable for 2 days afterwards. Grrr...
It does sound like you might have some health anxiety. What is it that you are worried might happen from the injection?

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   Posted 6/15/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Well since the injection the anxiety has been multiplied times 10 my doctor did admit that it can make anxiety worse they say for only a short period of time but ever since the injection my anxiety or health in general hasnt been the same and its all started the same time as the injection was given about 2 days after..
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