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How long does it take steroid epidural side effects to go away?

How long does it take steroid epidural side effects to go away?

Can take up to: 3-4 weeks generally. Speak with your doctor to determine if something can be done to help you with your side effects. ...Read more

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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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Has anyone ever given an epidural steroid inj in a patient with long term ssri use and had patient present unusual side effects?

Has anyone ever given an epidural steroid inj in a patient with long term ssri use and had patient present unusual side effects?

No: Without more info regarding the side effects, its hard to say. A lot of patients are on SSRI and have these injections without side effects. ...Read more

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If you get 10 cervical epidural blocks with steroid(dexamethasone 2mg) in 12 months , is it too much? What kinda side effects are expected in such?

Did this happen?: Indications for cervical epidural block include evidence both clinically and radiologically for a compressed nerve in the neck, cervical radiculopathy. We usually consider 3 such injections per year the maximum. 10 would be considered far beyond the ordinary, and would increase risks of spinal cord injury and even death. If you have experienced this, get an immediate second opinion. ...Read more

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For what length of time do side effects of epidural steroid injections last?

Vary...: Epidural steroid injection is usually given with mixing some local anesthetics as a part of pain management for spinal disorders. How long the post-injection soreness may last may highly vary depending on the pace of local tissue healing process. Personal experience may help such understanding, but the course of post-injection sore still varies from time to time. Ask your doctor for detailing... ...Read more

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What are some of the rare side effects of epidural steroid injections that last more than 10months?

Let me listing : Infection. Severe infections are rare, occurring in 0.1% to 0.01% of injections. A dural puncture occurs in 0.5% of injections. Nerve damage last long time localized increase in pain non-positional headaches resolving within 24 hours facial flushing anxiety sleeplessness fever the night of injection high blood sugar stomach ulcer avascular necrosis of hip joint(last long) cataracts. ...Read more

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My mom is about to have epidural steroid injections in her back for bulging discs. What are the side effects?

My mom is about to have epidural steroid injections in her back for bulging discs. What are the side effects?

Usually minimal if: If given in the proper setting, minimal unless diabetic (elevate blood sugars) or have been on steroids chronically affecting horomonal balance. Local soreness or flush sensation/redness of skin can occur. Rarely, aseptic necrosis of bone can occur. A possible spinal headache or aseptic or chemical meningitis. Local soreness at the injection site is transient. Rarely, nerve or cord injury. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the side effects of steroids to appear?

How long does it take for the side effects of steroids to appear?

Variable: Medications such as steroids have a variable time to produce the desired effect, depending on dose, route of administration and metabolism. For example, steroids are rapidly in the blood circulation when injected, but might take hours when taken in an oral form. Topical steroids also start working within minutes. The degree of inflammation also influences time to observe changes. ...Read more

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How long does the side effects of omnacortil take to diminish .. Like puffy face and weight gain .. Afte the stopping of the steroid ?

How long does the side effects of omnacortil take to diminish .. Like puffy face and weight gain .. Afte the stopping of the steroid ?

Depends...: It depends on how much you were taking and for how long a period of time. Your doc will slowly try to lower the dose of steroid that you take hopefully to nothing over a period of time(this might take months). Then for the next year if your body is seriously stressed medically you may need to go back on steroids for a while. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What are long term side effects of frequently used inhaled steroids?W

What are long term side effects of frequently used inhaled steroids?W

Depends: The side effects of inhaled steroids depend on the dose, and how long they are used. The side effects can include osteoporosis, decreased growth velocity in children, thrush, and rarely, cataracts, bruising/skin atrophy, fractures, and adrenal insufficiency. However, these risks must be weighed against the danger of uncontrolled asthma or copd. Definitely discuss any concerns with your provider. ...Read more

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Steroids (Definition)

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