Does anyone know how it takes for the side effects to go away from a kenalog injection?
- 19 Jan 2015 by Shay5064
- 20 Jan 2015
- kenalog, pain, back pain, side effect, injection, sinus, breathing
I received the Kenalog shot in my upper arm on Dec 15, 2014 and have been experiencing back pain, breathing issue's as well as sinus dryness. I have been to the ER 5 times and they cant find anything wrong and of course the administrating doctor denies any side effects from this shot. Can someone tell me how to get this out my system or how long it will take to get out my system?
Bad news first there is no way you can get it out faster. However it should be gone in 4-5 weeks and should be feeling better the further away from the shot you get. Those really aren't side effects of it. The back pain could be if you have been on steroids for a long time. (by way of fractured vertebrae).
How about seeing your primary about your symptoms?
NO, no one can accurately tell you how long it will take for this to get out of your system. I had a shot of it in my back (left shoulder) for shoulder cuff pain due to arthritic bone on bone pain. I was a raging maniac for seven days before THAT subsided. I couldn't get a good night's sleep for two weeks, BUT the shoulder cuff pain magically disappeared in two days and lasted four months and counting. A friend of mine had the same injection into his hand with the same result as I had on his first injection. His second injection only produced the unwanted side effects and provided NO pain relief.
My doctor told me he didn't know with any certainty whether the injection would work at all or if it did how long it would last. I am to see him again six months from the date of the injection, BUT I WILL NOT be going back.
You know a Toradol injection into your hip muscle might help your back pain and other side effects. It is a NSAID injection that can only be used 2-3 times due to cardiac problems. You might ask your doctor for it to help with your current side effects NO MATTER WHAT HE SAYS if you don't have MAJOR cardiac issues.
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