8 patient evaluations for Epidural Steroid Injection

fatherofs
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fatherofs
Data Quality: 0 stars
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  • Age:
Condition: 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Sep 10, 2011 (Started Jul 21, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sciatic Neuralgia: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Herniated Disc: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: According to the literautre the efficacy of epidural steroid injections for the treatment of herniated disc disorder is questionable. However, I personally know several people who greatly benefited from such injections. In fact, their problem is yet to return, and it was many years ago. Therefore I believe that these injections are worth trying, despite the fact that I received 4 injections by more than 1 Dr and had no pain relief whatsoever. The point for the patient to evaluate before scheduling such injections is to verify that the dose of the steroid that the Dr wants to injects is not lowered after each injection, and that it is constantly high. There was one clinic that wanted to inject decreasing doses of steroids and I left this clinic to do other injections with a different Dr. I also think that if these inejctions do not help for sciatic pain and the pain is intractable, it is time to start searching for a surgeon. One additional point regarding epidural steroid injections is that I think that it is worth trying 3 injections. So if you don't have any benefit from the first 2 injections, it is still worth trying at least 1 additional injection.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Chigi
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Chigi
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: None
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:M52y
FM:6y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 9, 2011 (Started Nov 04, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Neck pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: The injection only worked for a month and VERY expensive, almost not worth doing except it did make it easier to walk
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in legs, feet and ankles

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Nov 04, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Neck pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I used ice then a hot bath to ease the pain of the injection and OTC ib for the headaches which only lasted a day. It helped wth my arm pain and numbness. I am walking better because of it. Seems to help with pain but does not elimate all of it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Swelling in legs, feet and ankles

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arachnoiditis555
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arachnoiditis555
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 39
Condition: Arachnoiditis 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Arachnoiditis

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Nov 17, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: STAY AWAY FROM EPIDURAL STEROID INJECTIONS. Especially when Depo-Medrol is used, ESI is contraindicated for use in the spine (there is a warning on the label of the drug as well as with the contained literature). ESI's are a major cause of arachnoiditis.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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dawgsfan01
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dawgsfan01
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 43
Condition: 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Dec 29, 2009 (Started Oct 02, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Kaitie Lynn
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Kaitie Lynn
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F52y
FM:5y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Nov 18, 2009 (Started Nov 03, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in shoulders: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Neck pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was in so much pain I was willing to do anything. I was very nervous the night before, not really knowing what exactly was going to happen. After the procedure I had immediate relief in my shoulder I was so happy any pain I felt was worth it. Really the only pain I felt was the numbing medicine then everything was quick and over.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Generalized weakness (asthenia), Injection site pain, Pain

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itsnotmummy
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itsnotmummy
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F54y
FM:11y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 1, 2009 (Started Apr 05, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Apr 05, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: be sure you are secure with your doctor doing the epedural i have had 2 different dr do this proceedure it was much easier with the second because i felt more confident and comfortable with him. made the experience much less tramatic

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ashhenry
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ashhenry
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Little
Stickman: all
Description:F34y
FM:6y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Nov 10, 2008 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain in lower back: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Advice & Tips: I would not reccomend for Fibro trtmt, due to the invasive procedure it could be what is classified as traumatic for your body and in turn cause more undue pain
Side effects: Generalized weakness (asthenia), Numbness in legs, Pain in legs, Pain in feet, Back pain, Pain, Numbness in back, Back pain worsened, Numbness in feet, Numbness in feet

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chloewolf
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chloewolf
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I have:
Parkinson's

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Sep 14, 2008 (Started Jan 03, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Advice & Tips: Please research the doctor the facility and former patients if at all possible. It is one of those things we tend to just go into blindly.
Side effects: Numbness in feet, Numbness in legs, Pain in legs, Pain in feet, Numbness in back, Back pain worsened, Inability to walk, Inability to stand, Back pain

Aug 29, 2008 (Started Jan 03, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Buyer Beware!! Please look under forum and look for post that says; Stuck with my decision. posted 8/29/2008. This advice comes from the first series of injections which took place January, February and March of 2008.
Side effects: Numbness in feet, Numbness in legs, Pain in legs, Pain in feet, Numbness in back, Back pain worsened, Inability to walk, Inability to stand, Back pain

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