THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I appreciate the feedback - I suppose there are all sorts of reactions to this kind of a shot. I called the doctor this morning and was told that this is normal and that it will "probably get worse before it gets better" - it's not that I necessarily have a problem with that - epsecially if it does, in fact, get better - I just wish they had told me this before I left yesterday and then panicked - in fact, the more I thought about it today the more sense it made - the shot had lidocaine in it, so why wouldn't everything feel wonderful immediately after the shot - it was NUMBED! But when it wore off, look out! It's still very painful, but I'm not panicking anymore. Thanks, again!