I had a transforaminal epidural injection using Dexamethasone on Tuesday. Fast forward to today and I am in a black depression. I take five psychiatric medications, including two anti-depressants, so I can't imagine my meds just magically stopped working.
Anyone else have depression after an injection? How long did it last for you? I'm really disappointed about this and hope it doesn't interfere with my psych meds for too long. I've seen that depression is a side effect of Dexamethasone but I haven't seen the duration of it. You'd think the surgeon and/or PM doc would have actually read the three page medical histories they made me fill out, and seen my psychiatric history that includes severe clinical depression. Warn me or something?
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I *heart* my TENS unit.