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So I had my first epidural injection for my lower back and it barely worked for just 3 days. I was really sick the first few days which I hear is normal but I also had severe headaches and nausea for about 2 consecutive weeks. They still come and go even last night and today. I also got a flushed face a couple times and night sweats. I was told that was also normal.
Then 3 weeks after the injection I go see my pain management doctor and he suggests another one in just a week and a half. I scheduled my appointment but my husband and my family, except my dad, are completely against it!
First the cost was about $300, not including the $500 deductible I had to pay the day of. I was taken off of work and am only receiving SSI so I had to take the majority of our savings out to pay for it. Then the first shot did nothing and made me sick. I don't know what to do. I don't need surgery and physical therapy isn't helping.
Should I cancel my appointment and ask for a second opinion?