Has anyone tried shots?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mkhredhead, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. mkhredhead

    mkhredhead New Member

    I have been so frustrated with the so called specialists I have seen, that I recently went to the local Headache and Pain Center. I underwent a series of three injections (in the end of the spin) of cortizone that are supposed to be very effective for pain.

    I am curious about anyone else who may have tried this approach and what relief you may have had.

    Actually, there is a wonderful difference in the pain in my upper body, but the lower half is not much different yet.

    Still fighting for answers,

    MK
  2. mkhredhead

    mkhredhead New Member

    I have been so frustrated with the so called specialists I have seen, that I recently went to the local Headache and Pain Center. I underwent a series of three injections (in the end of the spin) of cortizone that are supposed to be very effective for pain.

    I am curious about anyone else who may have tried this approach and what relief you may have had.

    Actually, there is a wonderful difference in the pain in my upper body, but the lower half is not much different yet.

    Still fighting for answers,

    MK
  3. Shannon004

    Shannon004 New Member

    Hi my name is Shannon I have had cortizone shots in my wrists, one shoulder, and one hip. The shots in my wrists helped a lot, but it was too late for the other two I was already in too much pain I ended up having joint replacements. Two shoulders and one hip replacement. I have JRA, I was diagnosed at age 10 and I am now 16. Hope you feel better soon. If you want to talk my aol sn is ShanzyGirl004 and my e-mail is glittergrl12577, glad to help .
    ~Shannon age 16
  4. Harmony

    Harmony New Member

    I have never had the shots for fibro yet, but I have an apt. on the 24th to have shots in my feet from fibro pain. He said it is not cortisone, and not another steriod, but something else that starts with an "m". I should have written the name down. Maybe it is similar to lidocaine that some have gotten here. I have had cortisone inj. in the past for my spine but they didn't help. I'm hoping this helps the pain in my feet. He said he could also do it in my hips if I want.

    Love,
    Harmony
  5. Milo83

    Milo83 New Member

    You still having pain and burning with your feet..I talked to you on another board awhile back & said I was having the same problem..Mine is getting worse..I just told Dr. the other day about it getting worse..He kinda looked at me weird and said where do you want me to start to help you..You see, I had whiplash back in March and my Neck is still bothering me pretty bad, so we decided to work on the neck first..I really don't know what to do for my feet anymore..ANY SUGGESTIONS??
    Take Care.............Donna
  6. garyandkim

    garyandkim New Member

    time for them to work longer. Me it took a year before getting several weeks relief. Couldn't live w/o them. I also take pain meds but, the burning and spsums are less.

    Good luck, Kim and gary
  7. FMSisAPain

    FMSisAPain New Member

    I had trigger point injections several times in my neck and shoulder area. The first time they really helped some of the severe spasms. The next few times they were helpful but only temporarily (sometimes just a few hours). I think they are worth trying. For me they helped end a crisis period and that was worth it. Maybe for you it would do even more.
  8. lassiecass

    lassiecass New Member

    Hi Everyone,
    I read the posts with much interest. I have never had shots for the pain in my feet. The burning was really bad and felt like I was getting electric shocks at times. I went to a wonderful accupuncturist for ankle swelling problems. She really helped that problem and then worked on the feet. What a wonderful gift she gave me. I actually went 6 months without the severe pain in my feet. I have to go back for tune-ups but it it worth every penny. Best to all of you.
    Sandy
  9. dolsgirl

    dolsgirl New Member

    with mixed results...sometimes it has worked and others it hasn't. I think you should try it. I'm going with acupuncture next. I've heard that it's great for FMS. The steroid injections can take awhile to work. I had ten last year between the first of June to mid-Oct, I hate to know how much bone density I lost. 9 in my spine, from my neck all the way down to my sacral joints. One in my shoulder. The one in my shoulder worked fantanstic! The ones in my back after 7/20 were for an auto accident that I had. I still have back pain from that & will ALWAYS have the pain from that accident. It's done a horrible job on my abilities to go about my ADL's. Good luck to you. dolsgirl
  10. Harmony

    Harmony New Member

    Hi Donna, Yes, my feet are still very painful. I can't figure it out either and they have gotten worse. They feel like they are broken but their not. The podiatrist said tendonitis, but now says it could be more, so I am going the Rheum., he thinks it is Fibro., and I also have arthritis, deg. disks, back problems that could be referring the pain. It could also be circulation problems. I took ultracet for the first time last night but it didn't touch the pain. I'll let you know how the shots work and what I find out. I sure hope you can get relief for your feet pain. We sure can identify with each other.

    Sandy...I've wandered about acupuncture, I never tried it, I'm glad it has helped you!

    Love,
    Harmony
    [This Message was Edited on 09/14/2002]
  11. dragonslayer0327

    dragonslayer0327 New Member

    i know this post was made a while ago but i just saw it and thought i might give you a warning...an aunt of mine that has passed away used to receive cortizone injections and they said that it was know to be responsible for the degeneration of calcium so if ur being injected in joint areas it will relieve pain but also cause more damage to the bone/joint. Another treatment that I am currently working with is injections of Lidocane...it's a local anesthetic...non-steroidal...and it is non-systemic so it really has no adverse health affects...i've been on them for only about 9 months now....but after trying everything with no help this gives me some relief without causing more damage...
  12. Harmony

    Harmony New Member

    I found out the name of the injection I will be having in my feet. It is marcaine. Has anyone had it or heard of it? I'm not sure if I spelled it right but that is how it is pronounced. I'll let you know if it helps.

    Harmony
  13. Egraine

    Egraine New Member

    i had shots in my feet with cortisone twice, and both time had such pain and burning that i couldn't even put a sheet over them. i didn't connect the 1st pain because it was around 5 days later. the 2nd doc said it was neuralgia, which happens in a small number of cases, especially hands and feet. he prescribed neurontin, but i'm on medicare and couldn't afford it. i got by with 4 months worth of vicodin. never again. the neurontin works if u've got good medical. i'vehad cortizone and botox, turned out i made antibodies against botox so the 2nd time i was injected with it nothing happened. no more needles for me!
    [This Message was Edited on 09/17/2002]
  14. TracyV

    TracyV New Member

    I had the same shot last week in my back, it made the muscle spasm while I was getting it, (hurt a little) but my doctor said if it spasm I've got the right spot. I have had so much relief this past week, it's been great! I had it done to my main trigger point. I would recomend it! It's been so nice to be pain free! Just hope it last a while, but it's safe to have done again, unlike cotizone.
    Hugs,
    Tracy
  15. j_in_ga

    j_in_ga New Member

    with regards to the foot pain, i can hardly believe what i have been reading. i have had foot pain so severe for several months that i can hardly move around. i have been diagnosed with cfs/fibro, have tried the neurontin which made me feel extremely ill, was recently prescribed the max dosage of wellbutrin, buspar and zanaflex. this combo made me break out severely. in response, i have been on an allergy medication which makes me so washed out i can barely lift a finger. i deeply sympathize with you guys as i know what it is like to have "sore" feet. i have the generalized fatigue, pain, achiness of these conditions (cfs/fm) but the foot pain is what really puts it over the top for me. also it is so strange that i never seemed to have a reaction to any type of medication until i began having all of these strange symptoms.