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I had my third injection 5 days ago. The first two were in the Sacroiliac joint and the third was a lumbar transforaminal injection. All two weeks apart.
Having had a series of three ESIs in 2015, I was anticipating the initial discomfort, sleeplessness, facial puffiness, etc., to resolve after a day or two.
But I’m on day 5 and I feel very anxious, irritable, depressed and weepy. My sleep/wake cycle is messed up. I’m up all night, tired during the day but still “wired”.
Is there a cumulative effect of the steroid in the body? I’m scheduled to have another transforaminal injection in two weeks. Should I reschedule it for the following week to give my body a break or is there a desired “piggyback” effect from having the injections close together?
I don’t know what worse, the pain (which I’m still having) or the side effects.