fleshpit

160d

I have had 7 epidural steroid injections. none of them worked, they only caused my migraines to get worse. what are your experiences with them?

Migraine

Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic Headache

Chronic Generalized pain

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  • 1_lucky_gma

    159d

    I've been getting them for years. It was horrible for my migraines also. I talked about it with my Dr and now I drink a lot of caffeine that day and it has really helped with it.

  • Lygia

    148d

    None 0f then worked on either. I've heard that alot from people I've talked too. Even the ones I get in my knees don't last much.

  • Jlync80

    148d

    Oh no! I just got my 1st 1 yesterday. Said it'll take a few days 2 kick in. RN it's dire that I need it 2 work. Pain killers aren't helping. I have a list of back issues but spinal stenosis is the 1st 1 they wanna work on. So worried it's not gonna help. Was about 2 post about everyone's experience w it and a list of my issues and what works for others. Stay tuned! 😁

    • fleshpit

      148d

      keep me posted

      • Jlync80

        145d

        it has started 2 get better. Today is only day 4 so far. I'm so sore and stiff around injection site but today is better.

    • fleshpit

      136d

      how has your pain been like? Did it work for you?

  • Jlync80

    148d

    Oh and BTW today my migraine is so much worse after the shot. And I can't take my BC powder for 24hrs. He said no nsaids. I'm dying today. I'm about 2 go get some ratio gummys and c if that helps. Don't wanna smoke all day got stuff 2 do.

    • MaryC

      136d

      can you take Tylenol? That is not an nsaid

      • Jlync80

        113d

        😂😂 Tylenol NEVER works for me. I cud still take my loritab and that has plenty of Tylenol. Never works for the headaches.

  • Lygia

    148d

    Try caffeine it's crazy but sometimes it helps headaches and migraine. I get migraine from time to time too.

  • Jlync80

    113d

    So I had another apt w my shot Dr. I only had 1 epidural in spine. He was not thrilled w the reaction I had for 3 days after the shot. He says it's not supposed 2 hurt worse like that. He's refusing anymore shots. He's referring me back 2 the neurologist. Thankfully I have an apt this month and will ask for a neurosurgeon. This Dr is having issues w my Fibro and back, he said he's not sure if it's Fibro pain or just from back. I KNOW it's not Fibro. Pain meds don't help Fibro, when I double my pain meds the back stops. When I'm overdoing it my hip acts up, back is connected 2 hip pain. The meds stop it. But I don't want 2 take that much pain meds ALL THE TIME. I'm so surprised u have had that many shots and they still keep giving them. Now I'm recommending possibly a new Dr. Sounds like it's causing u more issues than it's worth.

    • Lygia

      113d

      that's the current pain I'm having now. The back to hip they have decided it is due to degenerative disk disease. And of course my chronic nerve damage. I'm getting my stimulator removed maybe one would help you. I say do the trial if the doc suggest it.

  • Jlync80

    113d

    I also have degenerative disc disease. Severe in some places. My Drs haven't suggested much at all. I have 2 do my own research and tell them what 2 do usually. Really sad. I don't get 2c my neuro much but I'll b coming this apt w my research and ideas. Also having issues w my bladder and renal. Pretty sure it's ALL connected. Urologist said hypermobile bladder, now I'm wondering about POTS and EDS. Wud make a lot of sense.

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