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Can a cortisone shot to the knee bring on an anxiety bout. i suffer from gad in fact going through now but feeling better and am on cymbalta (duloxetine). ?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 35 years experience
Yes and No: If you suffer from elevated anxiety levels just at baseline then, perhaps the SHOT ITSELF could've triggered a wave of anxiety that caused you to feel nervous. Highly unlikely to have been a side effect of the medication since it was only a single dose and small in amount and localized to the knee and not the bloodstream. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR
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