Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Doberluv, Oct 22, 2012.
This is terrible! :yikes:
There are so many other reasons to avoid steroid injections in the first place . . . like the side effects from the steroids!
But the side effects of excruciating pain from bursitis or some other horrible joint or spinal disease, pain that makes you want to blow your brains out isn't particularly pleasant either.
I'll have to admit, after I'd really screwed up my back once (my fault, not warming up before a 220 pound lift), a steroid shot got me moving again.
The doc came toward me with it, I asked him what it was, he told me, and I was up and off that table and out the door before he could get close enough to jab me.
Sucked it up, waited out the pain until the next day, when my chiro was open, and got it fixed. I was really lucky to have a good chiro who could actually fix what was wrong.
For a $20 office visit!
That was pretty lucky that you got fixed up. Your description of jumping off the table when you saw the needle coming is pretty funny. I can just see you.:rofl1:
When I had severe tendonitis in both wrists and another time, my shoulder....nothing, but nothing made it go away. I couldn't hold a paper plate and couldn't move my arm more than 2" away from my body, I got steroids, (methleprednisolone) but not an injection....pills. That did the trick. I've had bouts a couple of times and there was nothing but that stuff to get it cleared up. With my back, I had some kind of magic anti-inflamatory RX and after a few weeks, that finally felt better. That was a herniated disc. lol. Oh Gawd...we're falling apart. :yikes: