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Old 05-10-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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hi noticed your reply on the other thread about the epidural, i'm going to have about 1 week ... if its going to help does it right away? the trigger points work on me but my spine is where more of the pain so i'm hoping this means i'll have abetter shot of this working sence the others do... is there only a certen amount i can have?? do you need pain meds after the epidural??
hope you don't mind me asking you these questions?
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:03 PM   #2
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Hi there, I am no jojo but I have been around the boards a bit and can tell you that some people get an immediate response, some people get no pain relief, and some people have increased pain for 3 to 5 days and then get releif. Hope this helps.

 
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hi deit! do you know if there is a certain amount you can have? like i've had my 25 trigger points withen 2 1/2 weeks but the first and then the last sets were in the same place so that was 2 1/2 weeks apart for the same place is that souns right...if i repeat my questions i'm sorry i hope not i'm always medicaded any more another reason i'm praying the epi works for me... have you had one done??
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I have been told that you should have no more than 3 epidural steroid injections in one area in one year.

However, if you are having trigger point injections you can have more than that.

I have had epidural steroid injections and they made me worse. I have not had trigger point injections.

I have had nerve blocks. Two successful and one not successful.

 
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how does a nerve block work? how long did yours work for??
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:01 AM   #6
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Hi Lady, pepper hit the nail one the head, the injections work different for everyone and I noticed that for me, I notice a pain reduction within the first 48-72 hours. The day of the injections leave me uncomfortable but I dont increase my meds after the procedure. I just take it easy and try to keep my physical movements to a minimum. I have them done once a month and my doc is ok with that. Good luck with the procedure and I hope that it contributes to your pain control.........JoJo

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Hey JoJo.....I've enjoyed reading your feedback on shots...Sounds like they are working well for you. Do they effect your work, or are you able to manage? Also, do you find that the steroid shots keep you up @ night? I've heard they can really make one restless.

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