Could be due to some side effect, would recommend to contact your doc./pharmacist for help & advice, hope this helps, best of luck.
I had eight seperate shots a few months ago all in my lower back, right hip. A day or two later I woke up not feeling so well. While driving my kids to school I broke out in a massive sweat and my stomach felt terrible. This lasted for a few days. I asked the dr. about it and he said it is impossible to get sick from the shots... my fiance also came home a couple weeks ago telling me he heard of this happening to someone wife he was talking to !! I would call your dr. and see what he/she says. I had no luck and they also want to schedule a facet block for my lower back/hip area. I am quite skeptical (sp?) to follow through with this due to my reaction. I have also experienced this with epidurals in my back. Even if your dr. says it can't make you sick I totally disagree because it most certainly can and has to me and other people. You'll feel better in a few days but in the meantime take it easy and rest. I hope this helps you to know it is possible to make you sick. Hope you feel better soon.
I too had the same effect when I had Cortisone for my back and my knees on seperate days. You may be sensitive to it, my doctor told me when it happened to me that he would have to use a little less on me because of my reaction. It also could be a reaction if it is mixing with other meds. I would definately talk to your doctor about this and see if that is what is happening to you. Good luck and hope you feel better soon.
Side Effects (A to Z) of Cortisone Injections
A Acne, appetite changes or loss, abdominal pain, severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue)
B Bone fractures; back pain; black, tarry stools; blindness (sudden, when injected in the head or neck area); burning, numbness, pain, or tingling at or near place of injection
C cardiac arrest (heart attack), cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac enlargement, circulatory collapse, congestive heart failure, clumsiness, changes in mood; changes in menstrual periods; changes in body fat; chest pain; convulsions; confusion
D Decreased or blurred vision; depression; diarrhea; difficulty sleeping; darkening or lightening of skin color; dizziness or light headedness
E easy bruising or bleeding; excitement
F facial flushing;fainting; fever; fast or irregular heartbeat; frequent urination; false sense of well-being; flushing of face or cheeks; feeling of whirling motion
G gas; general body discomfort
H hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there); headache; hiccups
I indigestion; increased thirst; increased joint pain (after injection into a joint); increased pressure in the eye; increased sweating; irregular heartbeat
J joint pain
L light headedness
M mental depression; mistaken feelings of self-importance or being mistreated; mood swings (sudden and wide); muscle pain, weakness, or wasting
N nervousness; nausea; nosebleeds (after injection into the nose)
P pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; personality changes; prolonged sore throat, cold, or fever; psychotic behaviors; puffing of the face
R reappearance of disease symptoms; redness, swelling, or other sign of allergy or infection at place of injection; restlessness; respiratory tract infection
S seizures; sensation of spinning; shortness of breath; sleeplessness; skin rash or hives; stomach bloating; stomach pain; severe nausea or vomiting; swelling of feet or legs; sudden severe dizziness or headache; symptoms of infection (eg, fever, chills, sore throat)
T thin, fragile skin; tendon or bone pain; tremor
U unexplained headaches (frequent of continuing); unusual tiredness or weakness; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual weight gain; upset stomach; unusual skin sensation
V vomiting, vision changes or other eye problems; vomiting that looks like coffee grounds
W weakness; weight loss (rapid)
I had a cortisone shot in my hip two days ago would that make stomach feel queasy
I had a strong cortisone shot 3 days ago for a skin infection. I began feeling queasy at once.
Now day 3, I am still nauseated, off balance, eyes burning. The strangest part was an
Unpleasant psychedelic like feeling .
I still feel terrible. Hope you are ok now.
This exact thing happened to me. I had increased appetite, abdominal distention, and severe naseua. I thought that I was sick from something that I had eaten. Then realized that it had to be from the cortisone shot. I also have bad side effects from any type of anaesthesia. Hope you feel better.
It appears from reading people’s reactions after a cortisone shot that everyone feels something different and most feel miserable. I have not read yet that anyone felt relief right away. I had a cortisone shot 5 days ago in my lower back for back pain and hip bursitis. Since the shot I have had hot flashes and a feeling of being very warm with some nausea. While I do have some flexibility and freer movement the pain in the lower back is consistent like someone is pressing on my tail bone. I am taking Advil and putting ice on the lower back and doing some light stretching. My doctor said the relief may take 2 weeks and that I should go to physical therapy 2 times per week and come for a follow up visit in a month. I want to pain to go away. Right now I am regretting getting the shot. Waiting for relief. Hope you feel better soon.
I had a cortisone shot a week ago for my knee. (torn meniscus) It took three days for the pain to subside, & I have no more pain in the knee, but am having very heavy dizzy spells, and headaches. I have had some serious bouts of anxiety, more bowel movements than usual, and I am extremely tired. I am praying this will go away, as I can't get off the couch. My Dr. gave me meds for the dizzy spells, it makes me very sleepy. No more cortisone shots for me it's not worth the side effects.
I had my first shot in January and felt lousy for a week and a half, if not longer. When it finally subsided and the pain diminished, I wasn’t sure if it was because of the steroid working or a decrease in another medication. I had the initial face flushing. Then it was a general unwell feeling, nausea, diarrhea, headache. I just had my second injection a week ago. Face flushing, headache, nausea, discomfort in my neck, diarrhea - I feel miserable. I’m desperate for this misery to end.
I had 2 steroid shots yesterday in right hip for bursitis. Last night when I tried to go to sleep I could hear the sound of my heart beat in my ears. Couldn’t sleep because of the sound. Today I’m super dizzy, especially when getting up from seated position, my hands are tingling and I get winded when I walk. I’ve had many injections but never had 2 at a time. Never had this response
Hi I am not a physician however I have had several Cortisone knee injections over the last two years , only the last year I have noticed I also have been really ill, nauseous, nasty Taste in my mouth, tired , head ache , fever when I told my doctor about this it’s always a look of shock, I don’t understand or maybe it’s that your getting sick , I’m like no this is from the cortisone injections it happens every time , I am 3 days in and still sick , hopefully in the near future this medication will be researched to determine why now is it causing so many horrible side effects
Hang in there .
In Googling side effects of a Cortisone shot, everything I’m feeling was not mentioned on ANY sites I visited until I got to this one. I got a shot on Wednesday of last week. Day 1, I had a headache & loose stools. Day 2 & 3, migraines & loose stools. Day 4 headache & loose stool. Day 5, so far, just loose stools!!! I’m so sick of it! I’ve eaten so many Pepto tabs I should buy stock. I would say it’s all worth it, but dang it, I still have pain in my elbow! This is the first time I’ve gotten one, so, I’m not sure I will get another. On the bright side, maybe all of this pooping will help me lose weight! Ha!
Ugh! Guess I’ll call my doctor too.
I had a cortisone shot Monday in my thumb joint and two days later I have been very light headed ever since. I didn't know what was wrong but just realized it might be from the shot.
That happens to me every time I get an injection in my back. You have to realize that there are going to be some side affects the doctor is putting a foreign substance into your nervous system. It lasts from a few days to a week. I get bouts of getting flushed and nauseous and I feel tired every single time I have it done but the benefits outweigh the slight discomfort I have for a short while afterwards.
- Cortisone Information for Consumers
- Cortisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cortisone (detailed)
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