A member asked:

What are the most common side effects of cortisone shots? i am noticibly bloated, feeling dizzy and nauseated and very pink face.

8 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Cortisone shots: What you experienced is likely a vasovagal response, which is due to your anxiety, triggering autonomic nervous system reactions. Possible side effects include a temporary pain at the injection site, infection, bleeding, loss of skin pigmentation, loss of fat and tendon rupture. Systemic side effects of a local injection of cortisone are rare and usually minor.

Answered 3/3/2018


Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

You have them all.: These are side-effects of short duration. Redness of the face is due to vasodilation of blood vessels. Fluid retention is common, nausea less, but it occurs, especially if you take an nsaid.

Answered 9/28/2016



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