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Old 09-12-2007, 06:07 PM   #1
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Lyme And Cortizone

Hi~ A few years back, I was having severe tingling and pain in my wrist and could not even write out a check myself. The burning was so severe. After 6 months of using anti inflamatories and a wrist brace, my doctor decided I had tendonitis.I had a cortizone shot injected in my wrist and POOF, the pain went away.

This year, I have had these sensations on my arms, legs and back, bringing me back to the dr for answers. I've been researching lyme and have read that steroids are not good treatment for lyme.

My question is, if my wrist was lyme related, would I have had such good results with the cortisone shot?

Thanks for your input!!~ Cindy

 
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Re: Lyme And Cortizone

Hi Cindy. It is my understanding that steroids can make Lyme symptoms worse because they suppress the immune system. So while it may have helped your wrist, I think it may have made other symptoms worse. I am just speculating.

 
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:16 PM   #3
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Re: Lyme And Cortizone

The funny thing is, because I wasn't realizing my symptoms were there and just making excuses, such as just working too hard, I was just so relieved my pain dissapated. But you may be right!!

Thanks for your response~ Cindy

 
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Re: Lyme And Cortizone

Cindy I did a couple of years with Cortizone shots in my neck and back, wrist and knees. I was mis-diagnoised. Said I needed surgery on my neck and disk in my back and they were looking into carpel tunnel surgery. Oh my gosh it never happened. But I know every time I got a shot I would just be out of this world...grrr...I was also told the cortizone will eat bone and cartlidge. ONce I was told that I stopped injections immediatley.

With the PROPER treatment I nooooo longer have any neck, back or wrist problems....thank goodness....I do wonder what would of happned If I had let those knife hungry doctors talk me into unecessary surgeries....scary thought!

I did neck and wrist braces for about 5 years...

Hope you get on the right treatment soon!

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Old 09-12-2007, 06:28 PM   #5
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Re: Lyme And Cortizone

jojo~

It sounds like you had a rollercoaster ride for a very long time!!

Thank goodness you didn't follow through with unnessasary surgeries and found the proper treatment to feeling well.

Its so frustrating to feel so much pain and not have an answer or a direction to go in. I'm so glad you found yours!!

Cindy

 
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Re: Lyme And Cortizone

Thank you Cindy. it takes alot of work that is for sure. I am sure with this wonderful board and people here you will find the right treatment also.

It is a long road back that is for sure. But I feel fortunate to have gotten this far...

You will be on the road to better health also, keep fighting and stay strong!

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