By May 31, 2011 at 3:47 pm 3,310 11 3
Has anyone had problems receiving cortisone injections? My adrenal glands shut down once from getting too many within one year. I'm always in pain and have arthritis in my hips, neck and back. Maybe other joints too that I don't know about yet. I'm always getting bouts of bursitis and tendonitis too. I use to get cortisone injections and epidural injections to help with the pain. I started to get a hump on my upper back just below my neck. My dr. thought I might have cushing's syndrome where the body produces too much cortisol, but when tested, I was actually not producing enough cortisol. He sent me to and endocrinologist and she tested me and said it was from the injections and not to get anymore. So I can't even get the injections anymore to help with the pain. I've been on all kinds of meds and been to physical therapy and nothing seems to help. I don't know what to do cause I'm in pain everyday and it gets to be exhausting and depressing. I can't even get a good night's sleep. Does anyone have any suggestions or experienced the same problems with the injections? Love to hear your thoughts and feelings on the matter and what has helped you.