I gave epidural steroid injections another try this week after having sworn off any type of injection ever again. The pain from the actual injection was enough that I almost had to stop him and abandon ship. My injections last two weeks and then I have to go back and get more. I don't know that I can handle more. I screamed and was all sweaty. That was yesterday and today the injections are still hurting me. Is this normal for injections? I have had seven and they all hurt quite a bit. Other people tell me they don't have a problem. I don't know if that is because I have nerve damage or what. No amount of numbing medication seemed to touch me. I'm scared to do it again.