Last Monday (It is now Sunday), I had 3 epidural spine injections . The pain and headaches have not gone away and seem to have gotten worse. I've had a lumbar puncture before which required a blood patch , but I know the headache is not that severe. I have no arm pain either. But the neck pain and headaches are awful. I have been taking tylenol (can't take NSAIDS) and icing around the clock. Have talked to the dr's office Friday and they said it sometimes takes 5-7 days for the steroids to get start working. The dr said just to keep on doing what I am doing and not to do any lifting and rest. I believe I feel worse than before I went in to have it done! Has anyone had this type of reaction before ? I am scheduled to go back in 3 wks to possibly have more injections. I am definitely calling the dr.'s office again tommorrow (Monday) when they open. Just wondering if anyone has experienced this? I know a couple of people who have had this done and haven't had this type of reaction.