New Member Question Kenalog Injections for Pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by terrimaguire, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. terrimaguire

    terrimaguire New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Terri and I am a 46 year-old mom of three adult kids. I have fibromyalgia, and about two months ago, I started going to a pain management specialist. He initially put me on Lyrica, but after reading about all the adverse side effects, I've decided not to take it. Now he wants to do Kenalog injections under Propofol anesthetic. Have any of you ever had this done or do you know anyone who has had this done? I can't find anyone on the Internet so far who has had this done, but I'd like to, because I would like to know about their experience.

    Hope to hear from some of you!

  2. mjwarchol

    mjwarchol New Member

    I have had Kenalog injected at trigger points and that has helped. I am a certified medical assistant also, and when I was working we used it often for trigger point/joint injections with success. I am not sure of the injection the way you are speaking of though.

    Just a thought as far as the Lyrica goes...a lot of people read the handouts for medications and don't want to try them. Sometimes you need to just take that leap and try. If you ever read the side effects of aspirin you wouldn't take that either! Point being, they have to list every side effect anyone has ever had. A lot of times the good outweigh the bad as far as the reaction to medications.

    Good luck.

    M J
  3. Beadlady

    Beadlady Member

    Kenalog shots in the past to help with pain. For awhile I wasn;'t sure if they helped--but now that I haven't had one for over 6 months--I definately can tell the difference.

    I haven't been in to see my doctor since February---can't afford to see her every 2 to 3 months like I was before.
  4. calgarychris

    calgarychris New Member

    I work for a rheumatologist and I have seen her actually do the Kenalog injections and then seen the patients two or three weeks later and they are doing great. In fact, I am going to see my family doc and ask if we can change to Kenalog instead of cortisone,

    Thanks Chris