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fleshpit

666d

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?

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    • Jlync80

      619d

      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.

    • Jlync80

      619d

      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.

    • Jlync80

      619d

      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

        619d

        @Jlync80 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.

    • Lygia

      654d

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

    • Jlync80

      654d

      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

        642d

        @Jlync80 can you take Tylenol? That is not an nsaid

        • Jlync80

          619d

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

    • Jlync80

      654d

      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

        642d

        @Jlync80 how has your pain been like? Did it work for you?

      • fleshpit

        654d

        @Jlync80 keep me posted

        • Jlync80

          651d

          @fleshpit 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.

    • Lygia

      654d

      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.

    • 1_lucky_gma

      665d

      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.

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