Re: Trigger Point Injection ?'s
I went to a muscle and nerve specialist this week and received the injections for an extreme neck. Instead of feeling completely stiff and sore, it turned to stiff and rubbery almost immediately. I know what you mean by it seeming pretty trippy at first. I think they can use different meds; mine was just some kind of novocane+ or something.
He said I was tightened up everywhere and is just trying this; said he can do this 3 more times and if tolerable, it gets switched over to botox for awhile, and then over to something else. So I guess we could say that trigger point injections are just the beginning.
That same day I had an ugly changed mole biopsied and the freezing wouldn't take so that dr. really had to use alot of novocane so he could 'punch' the mole. So by 5:00 that day I had so much novocane in my system, I was starting to get pretty (happily) ditzy. But it wore off soon after.
So in my case, which probably wouldn't seem like an honest answer because the other shots were nearby in the shoulder, it seemed to help for a few hours and then the pains became more sharp, isolated and (thankfully) momentary in the nerves. Because I expect almost anything to happen in my situation, this didn't surprise or disturb me any more than usual. Like you say, it is worth a try for a temporary fix/mobility and for experimentation. It won't fix my osteo, DDD, or cord and nerve compression, but is effective as a diversion from what really needs to be done.
I don't have a pain management program at this time, so I am glad that you had something you could take, although it doesn't look like it helped, and maybe even hindered the effect it should have had? It's almost like a dreadful withdrawal or something, isn't it? I am finding the effects what you could call 'cyclic' at this point. I have pain problems throughout the spine so maybe I could have used about 20 more shots that day.
My husband watched me get the shots and said it was worth it to see the expression on my face when the rubbery feeling started. It reminded him of what I used to look like before this all got so bad.
Thanks for posting your experience. I don't feel like such the loser for being among the many who may not get 3 months out of it. yeah right.
Hoping for the best for you with the responsibilities you have, from one pincushion to another,