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ESI side effects

Hello all, I Had a question about ESI side effects. I have two herniated disks in my lumbar causing spinal stenosis. I have tried several things such as physical therapy, traction, etc. A few months ago my doctor prescribed me prednisone to take for 10 days. I did this and after a couple days the back pain went away but then the side effects of the prednisone took over. It made me super anxious, almost having panic attacks, also made me irritable, restless, couldn't sleep, racing thoughts, etc. so bad I could hardly function at times and I had to taper off early. Well now my doctor thinks I should try ESIs since the prednisone did actually make the back pain go away briefly and he thinks that the ESIs would help. Just wondering if the side effects of ESIs are anything like the side effects of predisone. Thanks!


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