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  • hi degardineer,

    sorry you never had any ease after going through this,i do hope it works for me,i feel i cant hurt anymore than i already do i will stay positive and and give it a go,i will try take it easy afterwards,i hope everyone spoils me,maybe breakfast in bed would be nice to start,i will put those hints out hehe
  • Hello, :H

    I hope it would work for you. Myself it did not. I had them 4 years agao and tried one more time the day befor thanksgiving. I was nervous because the first 2 times i had them 3 years ago i was in severe pain from them! i couldnt move everytime i would move i felt like electrical shocks where going up thru my rear thru my spine, i was in tears.

    Well my recent try was with an anethesia doctor and they said it wouldnt be that bad due to them being more of a specialist than an orthopedic who did my first round. Well i did have severe pain again electrical shock feeling going thru me and down my leg into my foot. I have an appointment this friday for shot #2. I WILL NOT BE GOING TO THAT APPOINTMENT!!! I tried and it did not work for me and i will never do it again.

    But remember everyone is different. You may be the person it does really work for. I think it depends on the condition and each person varies. I wish you luck. I asked the doctors specifically if i was going to be in pain because i had alot of family i had to cook for the next day for thanksgiving!

    And they knew i had to go straight to the supermarket after.

    Well when my shot was done they told me to go home and I told you i what i had to do. And then they said not to lift anything over 15 pounds..HELLO BIG on my feet for 2 days cooking. I was p***ed. But i took there word.

    Just make sure you make the decision wisely as i would never talk anyone out of something that would help. But you did mention you havve alot of stuff to do before christmas. AAnd what the doctor says about what happens after may not always be the way it goes.

    GOOD LUCK, i wish you a pain free Happy holiday.


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  • hi all

    got myyself a kidney infection which was the least of it,but the hospital cancelled my injection,i never have any thing runs accordance with docs and myself.

    i have beed in ER due to injuring myself doing the laundry and wow did i get frightend,i leaned forward and bang the pain gripped me,i couldnt move my legs,.my right leg was cold and paralasis feeling and the heel felt electric sensors when i tried to put my foot down.boy this was scary.but hospital gave me morphine injection and diazapam 10mg,i felt the pain still,they were going to admitt me but beds were limited plus it wasnt there area of specialty so i had to go home and get back if i had any of the usual symptoms progress,bladder,bowels ect.

    so i a am left on meds to control the spasm,i need help to get to the toliet,you know who really cares and loves you at this time of need,thankyou to my hubby and kids and sister-in-law.

    i know you all understand my situation so just thought while i got bit of energy to sit here i would keep you updated in case you all thought i fell of the thread

    look after yourself and do take it easy, i dont want any of you to further your pain as i did,please listen to your bodys limits

    hugs karen
  • Hi all,

    I had an epidural injection for a bulging L4/5 disc and a herniated L5/S1 disc about 4 month ago. That was the most painful experiences I have ever had. I screemed for what seemed an eternity and the pain shot right down my right leg down to my foot. I thought that my leg and foot were going to explode. Now the pain from that injection is still there and may take about a year to calm down. So, what I am saying is I still have the disc problem and now I have the pain from the injection which did nothing to help.
  • thats does nt sound good,im due to get steriod and epidural injections on the 6th of jan and still trying to make my mind up if i should get changes from day to day.i was think of just getting the steriod as it the nerve pain that i can t stand,any advise?
    Karen where are u getting ur jabs? im going to the ulster hospital
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  • I had a total of 5, and none of them helped me at all. The last one left me feeling worse, and the nerve pains and muscles spasms were literally to die for. It was a bad experience. I may decide to do it over again because of how bad I've been feeling, in order to get things back in control.
  • hi benji55

    my advice going back a few years ago when i first got the injection was painful,tender for months around the area and no no no and definitely no change in helping with the nerve pain....thats when i got introduced to the lyrica tablets,they had more benefit in aiding and helping me manage my pain along with tramodol....

    Things have progressed to now where my nerve pain scale is unmanageable and dibilating,the lyrica are at there highest dose so the consultant felt that doing the steriod injection was her only other option before i get around to the fusion operation(for reasons i am not going for surgery and consultant understands) i felt i had nothing more to help so i would try this again,maybe i would be more successful.I would have been due for it this morning and all this happened to my back and wham i am at a stand still,think it all happened for my best incase it wasnt meant to be at his time but everyone is different and there is successes.

    I am at EDITED is my ortho,EDITED is my pain consultant,she is amazing,i trust her and she was doing the epidural procedure for me...they have me in the mitre unit there doing the physio,they are going to use the pool to strenghen my core muscles if i ever get this back end into gear after this spasam :( looks like it be after xmas at this rate!!!

    if your considering this procedure you do need to rest and take it easy afterwards when you go home,i had to be helped to even get out of the seat or pulled up of the bed i was tender afterwards,make sure someone is there with you to be on save side,thats my advice but hopefully your one of the sucessful ones and can feel the benfits good luck on your decision.
    keep me posted on how your feeling about your decision
  • hi meydey,

    i know how it feels when you have nothing else helping control pain that you think maybe this time i will be the successful 1,youve tried and must really be feeling it if your at this stage trying to weigh up weither it will work for you this time...

    i hope it does work control it meydey i am thinking about you goodluck
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