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I have been getting steroid shots, are there any negative side effects?

I have been getting steroid shots, are there any negative side effects?

Many: Steroids shots for what and how much and how often , cannot you take by mouth and to cut down s/e take every other day s/e buffalo hump obesity, osteopenia, cataract, male pattern hair growth, acidity , poor healing. Avoid as much. ...Read more

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Are there side effects from cortizone shots other than steroid flare?

Are there side effects from cortizone shots other than steroid flare?

Steroids effects: Steroids are very important in the treatment of multiple conditions. Cortisone and strides in general may alter the way blood sugar is metabolized (diabetes) . Long term use of steroids reduces calcium absorption causing brittle bones (osteoporosis). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using steroids?

What are the side effects of using steroids?

Many & inevitable: With most medications, there are possible side effects. With steroids, they are guaranteed. The only question is which one. The lowest dose for the shortest period should be used, if there is no alternative. ...Read more

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Common side effects of steroids?

Common side effects of steroids?

Side effects: Anabolic steroids have serious emotional and physical side effects and should not be used for any non-medical bodybuilding or weight gain. If prescribed for a medical problem you will need strict medical supervision. ...Read more

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Do steroids have any side effects?

Do steroids have any side effects?

Absolutely!: Lower your immune system, defense against infection, affect your metabolism, alter your hormones in many ways, alter response to physical stress, and other repercussions that you may find out later in life. I included few linkes for more reading: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/steroids/hq01431 http://www.Hss.Edu/conditions_steroid-side-effects-how-to-reduce-corticosteroid-side-effects.Asp. ...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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Do steroid injections in back produce same side effects as taking prednisoneally?

No: The dosage is generally smaller than orally administered steroids and more closely directed to the area of injury. ...Read more