Corticosteroid epidural

jman3

Member
Hello
I posted to this forum a few times a long time ago- the 90's!
I am 62 and have had CFS/ME since the age of 24.
I now have pain from a bulging lumber disc and doc wants to give me a series of epidural steroid shots I am not sure of the exact drug except that it is not cortisone.
I found some posts online by people who blame their CFS on the types of shots I am supposed to get. I would just like to know if anyone here has had this problem. I have to do something because its getting harder and harder for the docs to prescribe opiates(which I take.)
 

jman3

Member
Hello
I posted to this forum a few times a long time ago- the 90's!
I am 62 and have had CFS/ME since the age of 24.
I now have pain from a bulging lumber disc and doc wants to give me a series of epidural steroid shots I am not sure of the exact drug except that it is not cortisone.
I found some posts online by people who blame their CFS on the types of shots I am supposed to get. I would just like to know if anyone here has had this problem. I have to do something because its getting harder and harder for the docs to prescribe opiates(which I take.)
 

nah.stacey

Member
Will somebody please reply?
Wish I had seen this sooner, would have replied. I had the same thing at one point but the epiderals did nothing for my pain. We tried it two or three times. I ended up getting a fusion of L5/S1. I would avoid back surgery at nearly any cost. My bulge was from a cracked vertabre in high school that I never had treated. " Oh, it's just pulled muscle", yeah, don't listen to Dr. mom.
Try going to a non-cracking chiropractor first, the ones that use red laser and compression tool adjustments.
Remember a few years ago, those people who got spinal menengitis from tainted back epiderals, yeah, some died, be careful. 10-day gestation time.
 
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