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steroid side effects

scoobysscooby Posts: 49
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi, Does anyone else get side effects from the steroids used in lumbar injections?

I have noticed that my face breaks out, (and I am not young)and my period becomes heavy and unpredictable.

I put up with it for the relief I get. Getting one next week...yeah.

Well off to take my cat and dog to the vet for their annual. should be fun! Have the cat locked up for now, before she makes a last minute get away.

Thanks!!! #:S


  • but oral steroids made me fat and caused terrible water retention .so much so i had to stop taking them
    1997 laminectomy
    2007 repeat laminectomy and discectomy L4/L5
    2011 ALIF {L4/L5/S1}
    2012 ? bowel problems .still under investigation
    2014 bladder operation may 19th 2014
  • Corticosteroids: Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

    The potent effect of corticosteroids can result in serious side effects which mimic Cushing's disease, a malfunction of the adrenal glands resulting in an overproduction of cortisol. The list of potential side effects is long and includes:

    increased appetite and weight gain
    deposits of fat in chest, face, upper back, and stomach
    water and salt retention leading to swelling and edema
    high blood pressure
    black and blue marks
    slowed healing of wounds
    muscle weakness
    thinning of the skin
    increased susceptibility to infection
    stomach ulcers
    increased sweating
    mood swings
    psychological problems such as depression
    adrenal suppression and crisis

  • yuck sweating def. yes.... I am condidering have surg done. Just had an updated mri at my request due to increasing pain. I just worry that work won't let me come back to my job. Our hospital requires you to lift 100 lbs. No one ever does that without help anyhow. I guess Nursing is now about how strong you are, instead of the smarts and critical thinking.one ever would lift someone without help. Just wonderin if anyone had these side effects, or which ones were more common.

    thanks, and have a great night
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