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Cortisone Shots

I’m wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience?

Monday I had to have a cortisone injection in my upper leg. Needles never bothered me, but this was the most excruciating pain I’ve ever experienced. Immediately following the shot, a cascade of MS symptoms followed. Shaking uncontrollably, eyes not focusing, not able to communicate, & unable to walk.

We (my husband & I) stayed in the room probably for a good half hour until things calmed down a bit. He had to take me out in a wheelchair. (Which I never have to have!)

Has anyone else ever had a similar thing happen?

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  • Erin Rush moderator
    10 months ago

    Yikes, Janus! That seems like a pretty strong reaction to a cortisone shot. If you haven’t already, I would definitely alert your physician as to what happened. Your body obviously had a very strong response to that shot.

    I have not heard of any of our other community members having this type of a response to a cortisone shot, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened. I do hope anyone with a similar experience to yours will chime in here. I hope you are feeling better now.

    Here is some information from the Mayo Clinic about cortisone shots that you may find interesting — Please don’t hesitate to update us on how you are doing, if you feel comfortable doing so.

    Best, Erin, Team Member.

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