I have had 2 different cortisone injections in my shoulder in the past few months and several hours later I developed a headache - is this common? I have had to resort to the injections to combat a combination of bone spur, arthritis and bursitis because I am subject to mediction overuse headaches and can't take anti-inflammatories every day.
Cortisone is a steriod, and some of the potential side effects can be headaches, slow wound healing, nausea, and mood changes to name just a few. Did you have Migraines before you started your injections, or are these headache related to the cortisone?
Did that help at all?
I've only been diagnosed with Migraines in the past year, but I've had cortisone shots off and on for the last 5 or 6 years, usually only a few a year, and never had problems with headaches after the injections before being diagnosed with migraines.
So I've had 2 injections in the past 2 months and both times I developed a headache the day of the injection, so I think that this headache is related to the cortisone and the only thing that gets rid of it is my abortive med.
If your abortive medication takes care of your Migraine, then it probably was a Migraine not a headache - there's a difference. Have you run this by your doctor? You may want to do that, and see what he says.
Let me know, ok?