• Caroll Caroll
    May 18, 2009
    What can I do about allergic reaction to cortisone injections?
    Caroll Caroll
    May 18, 2009

    It's been ten days, and I'm still sick. Any suggestions? My symptoms are cramping, weakness, dizzy spell, nausea, headaches, and some mental effects. When will it stop?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    May 18, 2009
    Cort
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    May 18, 2009

    You are not alone. I was looking around the web, and I came across a group of people who had exactly the same symptoms. One site referred to it as a "steroid flare." The good news is that it will go away; it'll just take time. It could go away tomorrow or in a week. Be sure to tell your doctor about it though because I'm not a doctor and can't diagnose you here.  Why exactly it's happening is unclear; you and cortisone are just a bad mix. 

     

    For whatever it's worth, its a not classic allergic reaction. It's more like a bad side-effect. This is because an allergic reaction involves a specific immune reaction (anaphalyxsis, etc.), which is not occurring in your case. 

     

    Good luck. I hope it goes away soon. 

     

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