questionshas anyone ever experience side effects after a…

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Cortisone medications are mimics of a natural hormone called cortisol that is released naturally in response to stress. The anti-inflammatory effects of these cortico-steroid medications can be quite remarkable. "Roid Rage" is generally a side effect of a different class of steroids called anabolic-steroids. These are essentially testosterone derivatives and are used for increased healing and tissue (muscle) building. As hormone mimics, the side effects of either class can be varied and very individual dependent.

Presumably your injection today was in the cortico-steroid class. You may have been given a short acting or a long acting shot. Most of the time, the side effects from the injectable versions are minimal; the most common being an increase in appetite and thirst. Many report an increased feeling of well being - you feel gooood. If you are diabetic, your sugar control will be temporarily messed up.

If you do have negative side effects, they will be temporary, so don't worry.

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I read the first post from the link you posted. Based on my own experience - I get SUPER cranky and irritated as inflammation is increasing in my body - my guess is that injection on Tuesday = inflammation rising again by Friday. Once I realize that the "problem" is pain levels, I can control the cranky, but it's harder for me to recognize when the inflammation cycle starts.

The most likely side effect to a cortisone shot is a decrease in the symptoms that caused you to get the shot. :) If you're concerned about other symptoms, ask someone around you to keep an eye out for behavior that's unlike you.

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I've had one cortisone shot in my hand for carpal tunnel. I had horrible pain for about a month and then my carpal tunnel symptoms went away. I didn't experience any other side effects, except for the increased pain.

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I neglected to state that the injection is in my left shoulder which is my dominant side. I've been icing it down with my Therapearl sports packs (thanks Woot!) so hopefully it will not be too sore in the morning.

Thank you for the comments so far, I always like to hear others personal experience with this stuff.

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I had a couple of cortisone shots in my knee while I was trying to avoid surgery. My only side effect was some discomfort/pressure for a few hours after receiving the shot. But that was normal as they were putting more fluid than would technically fit in the hole they were putting it in (as described by the PA who gave me the shots). Unfortunately it didn't really help my condition and I had to have surgery a few months later.
Hope your results are better.

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I have my steroids taken via pill form, so the following may not apply. The first time I took them I had a greatly increased appetite (I couldn't stop eating), had trouble sleeping, and I was hot constantly . THe second time I had taken them I experienced no side effects at all, and my knee felt remarkably better within 2 days and it stayed that way until I did some heavy exercise.

FWIW

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As noted above, the "roid rage" typically refers to behavioral changes in response to extra-physiologic doses of androgenic steroids. While those effects are dependent factors, nearly every person that takes that much testosterone will have some behavioral changes (it is part of what the hormone does).

You had a corticosteriod. There may be some behavioral changes associated with them, but those are far more idiosyncratic. Back in the day I had a patient who was a pretty bad asthmatic and would have to be admitted from time to time. She had a very bad documented reactions to all corticosteriods (which you would otherwise give liberally in these situations). One time she threw a chair out a hospital window. Good times.

You also didn't say what was given and where and how. Systemic update is dependent upon dose and location. Back injections (for disc disease) is a big amount and gets abosorbed fast. Wrists and shoulders: not so much given and not quickly absorbed.

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@conanthelibrarian: My sympathies for whatever is causing you to NEED the injections. I had several cortisone injections in my right shoulder after I tore my rotator cuff a few years ago. Managed to avoid surgery, but the shoulder still gives me some reminders from time to time.

I never had any reaction to the injections other than some soreness, which was to be expected. With every injection the doctor would say "This is gonna make you feel like Superwoman!" Not. Some relief of the rotator cuff pain, but nothing interesting. I have also had cortisone injections for sinus/allergy problems. Generally, those are a blessing, often clearing the swelling in my nasal passages before I could leave the doctor's office.

On the other hand, I recently went through a round of o ral prednisone for a double ear infection. Never again! Nasty stuff! Sleeplessness was one of the more irritating side effects. Others don't bear repeating. Urgh!

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I got a shot in my butt earlier this week because of a bad sinus infection and I ended up forgetting about it until yesterday's shower when I noticed the band-aid still stuck to me. I don't know if they work for me, I didn't notice any positive or negative effects. I don't really remember if I've ever noticed anything happen from a 'roid shot.

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@ecriscit: that's not even my usual lack of clarity, so I'm not sure where you're having problems.

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@agingdragqueen: sorry, it just sounded like a bad joke. Go to Dr. for a sinus infection and he gives you a shot in the bum. NOse on head, bum not on head.

The second part was the "forgot I had a bandaid on my butt". I just don't get that, maybe its just me. I cant wait to get any bandage or bandaid off my skin, as I constantly feel it on me.

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I Had an 3 injections 5 days ago. I experienced this "rage" or maybe panicky feeling 2 days later. It would come in waves. I still feel it although not as bad thank god... How are you doing? I hope this goes away soon.. Im drinking a lot of water hoping that flushes it out...

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I just recieved my first Cortisone shot this Friday in my shoulder. Later that night I could barely move my arm without severe pain. It felt like I had small rocks in my joint grinding with every move Saturday I woke up with it feeling slightly better but still in a lot of pain.

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I just had my first cortisone shot today. JUNE 10, 2013. It hurt a bit getting it. I have Frozen Shoulder of my right side. It's where you can't move your arm up, out our behind you. I had the shot about 5 and1/2 hours ago and I'm starting to get very sore at the injection sight. Also, I feel weird. Like kinda warm all over. It's not a good feeling either. I hope the pain gets better tomorrow. I'm getting a little worried.

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I just received 2 cortisone injections in both of my knees yesterday. This is my 4th round in 6 months. Everytime, I get flushed, red-hot faced. My cheeks are at 102 temperature, but my forehead is only 99. Very attractive. This lasts for days. I get a headache that last for a couple of days. I would say I am cranky, but only because I have a headache and beet red face and neck.

Does anybody feel really bloated and puffy? I am drinking tons of water to flush the fluids out, but I still feel really bloated.

How many shots are you allowed a year? My doctor only seems to want to treat my arthritic knees with cortisone shots, Naproxen and pain killers. Too many shots can't be good for you.

Thanks everybody!

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@trampylynn: I had three shots in my foot 3 weeks apart about 6 months ago it was a miracle but I abused y foot again ad got ! shot today 7/31/13, the pain subsided but feel weird too...lie off balance and sort of dizzy. Did your weirdness go away and if so how long?

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@gimurphy2: I just had my second round in my foot. The Dr said I shouldn't have more ((the 1st time was 2 shots tree weeks apart..it was like magic...then I aused my foot again..he gave e 1 shot in each foot ,seemed stronger than the others but said no more..instantly relieved pain but 1/2 hr later started feeling hot & off balance sort of dizzy...drinkin a ton of water hoping it will go away but weird...how are you & did the side effects take long to go away? A little scary.

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@jdvernell: I got anxiety/panic attacks for a 1 month, and 3 months later still experiencing some minor anxiety once in a while ..but no big deal at all now. Time will definitely help.. You will be fine...trust me.. I feel good now... but I thought I was going to die for a while, no exaggeration....

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Hi! I get cortisone injections in my knees for severe osteoarthritis and bone spurs. The only side effect I seem to experience is facial flushing. Usually within a few hours of my injection (or at times injections) my face starts to feel very warm. My cheeks get very red, it looks and feels like a sunburn. The amount of time this lasts seems to vary from a day or two up to almost a week. I did read this is not uncommon, especially in women. Yippee! Just one more fun thing we are "privileged" to experience.... LOL.! If this helps to put just one person at ease, then I am glad I discovered this site!

Good luck to all that have to have these injections for whatever reasons.... I will keep you all in my prayers.

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I have wrist pain from doing crossfit. I was diagnosed with De Quervain's tenosynovitis. After numerous months of splinting, icing, and NSAIDS, I had an injection. My wrist felt okay for a few hours and then it hurt so bad for three days or so. I couldn't even move it. After three days I had zero pain and felt amazing. Apparently having increased pain after an injection is normal. The steroid injection can cause irritation to the tissues and it takes a few days for the cortisone to kick in and decrease the swelling. Once it did, my wrist felt brand new. I've had two injections in my wrist over a two year period and had the same experience with both.

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Im nervous, im getting my first shot in my back today. Any side effects anyone?

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my wife had a cortisone shot in her wrist on friday and it began to swell that night , by monday it looked as if it were going to pop and tuesday it had turned black and swollen from her finger tips to her elbow. she finally let me take her to the E.R. that evening. today is saturday a week later and we are still in the hospital . her hand is no longer black but is still swollen and somewhat discolored , the Dr's thought she might have a staph infection but her white blood cell count has been normal on every blood test . they now believe it was a reaction to the cortisone shot . i know that people get these shots every day and sometimes they help , but from now on we will research a treatment before going through with it . just because your Dr suggest it does NOT mean you have to do it . and just so you know i had a cortisone shot a few years ago myself and it didn't help me at all and it HURT LIKE HELL getting it . "just so you know".

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Today I got a shot for cortasone , in pain , inflamation bruising and bleeding , anyone plz tell me whats wrong .37 arthritis in hand.

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I had my cortisone shot (for my back L5) 4 hours ago and now i have flushed hot cheeks, dizzy. loopy-feeling, nausea, pain I hadnt felt before and as they told me - tingly numbness down both legs. I was prepared for a few symptoms, but not for the dizzy, woozy or exhaustion after doing literally nothing but the appointment today. after reading a lot of web comments, I am optimistic my symptoms are temporary and will fade over next few days. looks like some people can have severe reactions or mild reactions like mine. Stay positive and don't get worried unless your symptoms go on more than few days. I'm sure I'll feel better - and will be so happy when my back/leg pain goes down! it is the out-of-it-feeling that I find very annoying, but if it relieves the pressure off my nerves in my sciatic nerve bundle then it will be well worth this. I must remember why i got the shot - I was terrified i was killing my nerves... and I literally was. so it's all good. no pain no gain.

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I've had 5 cortisone shots in my shoulders....I've experience very bad side effect like depression...extreme pain in the whole body...I've had fevers on and off for 1 full year..confusion and irritability and very bad anxiety,

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I had cortisone shots yesterday in both knees. The injections themselves were painless (the PA does a great job injecting in the right spot). However, I was looking up for other side effects OTHER THAN flush face, but have to say that tonight I have that. I wasn't sure if it was my BP or lack of something in my diet or a 'hot flash' that seems not to end...Anyway, my question is: Does anyone have the side effect of taste buds being dulled? I woke up this morning and poured my keurig coffee and it tasted like slugg! Since it is the exact coffee I have every day I found this quite interesting and wondering if anyone else had any issues with it?

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I had a shot of cortisone this morning , my right upper lip started feeling strange after I was gone from the physician's office, I thought I was just imaging it....went to grocery, knew a
Something wasn't correct....Got home, left side of my mouth was swollen , after I got home , things made me mad...I finally went to bed and woke up several hours later... Mouth still swollen but don't feel so mean!!! I really didn't need this today...!

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I have had now two surgeries alone on my left hip and a total of three cortisone steroid shots in this joint over the last three years. This is the first time I've had harsh side effects. I got the injection now four days ago. Has anyone had extreme nausea, feeling like you have no control over your eyes (dizziness/ almost like your drunk), and morning headaches? Being a woman those symptoms are never a comforting sign. My body also was extremely hot to the touch two days after, have felt like I've had a fever, and my cheeks have gotten a butterfly rash (family has gene of lupus though, so not sure).