I'm so glad I found this forum!
I've had back problems on and off for nearly 13 years now (I'm 31). I was recently referred to a specialist. I had an MRI and he diagnosed me with DDD, facet arthritis and spinal stenosis. I tried physio for a while, but it didn't help so I had spinal injections two weeks ago - both caudal epidural and facet joint injections. (Ouch!!)
I was wondering if anyone could tell me if what I've been experiencing are side effects from the injections.
-My face looks slightly swollen and more round than usual.
-I have been retaining water during the day and my stomach feels bloated, but I'm also having to get up at least once during the night to pass water. I don't usually do this.
-My heart feels like it is beating very fast at times and it feels kind of heavy/tight.
Has anyone else experienced these sort of symptoms?