I got the epidural because I have low back pain that radiates into my butt, legs, and toes and I have numbness and weakness in my feet and toes. If you want to hear the whole story you can read my other post titles 19 year old female with chronic back pain...
I had the injection and the ortho referred me on to a neurologist which I won't be able to get into for a while.
Anyways everyone I've talked to said the epidural wasn't that bad and I shouldn't worry but WOW that was the worst pain of my life. They didn't numb me enough so when they started the procedure I felt everything and it was the worst feeling. They had to take it out and numb me some more so I couldn't feel it.
At the beginning of the appointment they said that I couldn't leave feeling any better or worse but I feel 1000 times worse. It hurt's so bad and not just at the injection site.
Has anyone else had this happen and is this normal? I am in a tone of pain.
Also has anyone experienced total relief from this? The doc said if this fixes it I won't have to go to a neurologist but a lot of people I know said it helped them for a couple of days and then the pain came back. Is this true for anyone else?