Originally Posted by bullymom
So very sorry to hear your having a difficult time of it. I had almost the exact same reaction to the ONE epidural I allowed them to do on me. Like you the pain was in my neck and torso as well. I could not put my chin to my chest without feeling like my whole body was being stretched or something. I had two nerve burnings and neither bothered me at all. Also didn't help me pain! I was taking only lortab 5 mg for the pain back then and it did not touch me!! I think the dose pack of steroids sounds like a pretty good idea. The doctor who did my epidural simply could not understand me having that much pain. I never saw him again, and requested to be placed into pain management at that time. My pain lasted for almost a week. It did not hurt at all when he did the procedure, but by the time I got home 30 mins later, I was in trouble. Ice probably helped as much as anything. Hang in there and I hope the steroids help. Feel better soon, and don't drop that baby!! Take care
Thank you. I am feeling soooo much better. It sounds like we have the same reactions/experiences with the injections. I got the steriod dose pack on Thursday and a few hours after taking my 1st dose I felt the relief. I woke up on Friday and had no pain whatsoever. I just now had to take another pain pill but I just got back from a weekend trip 4 hrs from my house.
Luckily my pain management doctor understands that these injections can be very painful. And they are very good about keeping my pain down. After both injections I called to tell them I was in pain i couldn't control and they called me in toradol then with this last one the steriods.
I am seriously considering not getting the 3rd injection. I just have so much pain afterwards and I haven't seen any improvments yet.