epidural cervical injections

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mrslevite, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. mrslevite

    mrslevite New Member

    ladybird1 mentioned in another post that she was getting these. My pain specialist wants me to have these, but I'm not sure. Can someone tell me more about it and the success and pain relief you've had?
  2. Cinlou

    Cinlou New Member

    I am going to have them done on Friday. I had the lumbar region done a week and a half ago. It did not seem to help much until the third day, about an 80% improvement now. It was painful. I am hoping this works on neck, too. Be sure you have it done with the use of an xray. Check the old post under "epidural injections", that should help give you an idea.
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  3. ladybird1

    ladybird1 New Member

    The injections helped my hand a little, the neck is not much better(in fact I'm having more random spasms), but now a longer lenght of my spine aches more farther down. I don't know what to think. Some people get better right away. Other just end up spinning their wheels.
  4. hoped

    hoped New Member

    I have had two cervical epidurals - one in feb 2012 and the second in march of 2012. my doctor wants to a third and NO WAY. i started out as a 98 pound 5 foot one inch female and ended up 115 pounds ALL IN TUMMY!!! it started like 3 weeks after my second - i was gaining 1/2 pound to a pound a day. this is a very big deal to me because none of my clothes fit and i have been the same weight for about 20 years. i also can't control my body temp, have VERY frequent urination (four times an hour), muscle soreness and a whole host of other delightful s/e. i got a tiny bit of relief but honestly, he s/e aren't worth it!!!