I received shot in my hip on 8/29 and have slept only 2 hrs, a nite since then. I cannot even work now, job is very physical. Am nervous, shaky,whole body twitches. Finally decided to take Dr. advice and take Xanax last nite ( only 1/2 pill) It did calm me down and help me rest, but now feel out of it, and still shaky. How long does this anxiety, nervousness last? This was my 1st shot. Also am afraid to drive much. Never really took any med but aleve. Just want to know how long these effects typically last.Also, don't have much appetite, just nervous eating. All my doctors tell me they have never seen this happen before. ( I really don't believe them) Also, should I go to cardiologist or neurologist ? ( having some chest pain and numbness in left arm) I don't want to take much of the Xanax, says it may be addictive, and don't need more side effects. Help
8 Sep 2011
Could you be more specific about what the shot was for? Was it for arthritis? A trigger point injection? Everyone reacts differently to different meds. The xanax will help you to relax for sure & probably help you sleep. You will not get addicted unless you are on them for a long time my friend. I had that shot in my hip , actually 8 at one time for trigger point injection, & it put me down for 3 weeks, but I have really bad problems with bad back, sciatica, etc... I wouldn't think you should be having this much trouble. The shot is usually given to alleviate pain, and is usually given with an anestetic so you should have had immediate relief, & maybe some soreness later. If you are having chest pain & left arm numbness go to the ER immediately. If you do not have anyone to drive you, call 911. These are signs of a heart attack. It could be angina pain, which is not as serious, but do not take a chance...
8 Sep 2013
I called the manufacture of the steroid shot/ injection I received. They said yes, anexity, depression, fatigue, sleep issues and more can result as side effect of steroid injections. They also said, they did not know how long it would last. My dr also said it could not happen. I would like that answer also. Hope you are better
17 Dec 2014
I had the injection 6 days ago, I'm experiencing severe anxiety, kidney pain, sleeplessness, find it hard to be in control of my own emotions, and having muscle spasms. My doctor said this is not side effects of the steroid however everyone I have talked to (including other doctors) have told me that yes indeed the injections have this type of side effect. I don't understand why some doctors will not tell the whole truth about certain medications it's frustrating.
20 Mar 2015
I do not know why a Dr would tell you that A cortisone shot would not cause nervousness and other symptoms. Everytime I take one I have shakiness, headaches and weird feelings and can't sleep. Sometimes I dream weird things when I do dose off. I have to ask for a lesser dose and that isn't as bad. I can not take a full dose. I just had one today for sinus inflammation, they gave me a small dose and all day off and on I have had shakiness a keyed up anxious feeling like I'm going to go crazy. But my experience is it does subside each day.
8 days ago
I get cortisone shots and I also have panic disorder. Doctors don't always think to tell you it can cause anxiety but it does. Nothing to worry about. No reason to go to the er. If you need reassurance talk to your pharmacist about it. They will tell you that yes, that reaction can happen.
8 days ago
Thanks for your reply. I'm sorry you had to go through this, too.I did ask the pharmacist after awhile, and they did say it would get better, they just didn't know how long (mine took 2-1/2 months, very gradually) Now I put it on my list of allergies when I see a doctor. Maybe if more people let the doctors know how they reacted, they will be aware how horrible it can be for some people. Maybe not enough people tell them, so there is no record of it, and that's why they don't believe us. I also notified the drug company.They just seem to prescribe medicines, following protocol, so now I have learned to research everything before I take it. Such a shame, what happened to "Do no harm?"
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