Hi everyone! I had my PLIF surgery back in March of 2011. I had spondy in L5/S1 which is where I had my PLIF. My symptoms before surgery were always on my right side.
Since surgery, I have developed sciatica on my left side and it is located in a different area. My surgeon feels it is from my L4/L5 disc. He said due to the extreme lordosis I have in my very low back, this is causing my new issues at L4/L5.
So I had my first epidural steriod injection on the left side of my L4/L5 just a few days ago. So far, so good. It has done wonders relieving my sciatica in my left leg. I am so hoping this lasts for a little while. I am scheduled for another injection in 4 weeks.
My question, is what side effects have you all had with the injections and steriods? I have had horrible hot flashes for the first two days. I have also felt very very jittery and agitated. I feel like I am a bubble just waiting to burst. I was extremely hungry the past day and a bunch but that seems to be improving quite a bit today.
So just wondered if any of you had side effects and what you did to help them?
Thanks a bunch!