I have done two cortisone injections over the last two weeks. The first one did nothing but make my pain much worse. I almost got back to pre-injection pain levels before the second one. The second one was 8 days ago and I have gotten minimal relief. Pain that I didn't have before like in my hips is still present.
Shot #3 is scheduled for 11/5 and I don't know if I should do it or not. The PM said if I didn't get relief from the second one that he wouldn't do it again. So is minimal relief enough to do it again. #1 was so painful. #2 wasn't as bad but I took a Valium an hour ahead of time along with an entire Vicodin and had my husband in the room during the injections. I think I almost broke his fingers; a nurse said my knuckles were white and turning blue.
I would love it if you would give me your 2 cents worth. Would you try a third one? Thanks!