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Oct 14, 2016 1:32 PM

I've had pain in my left elbow for over 2 weeks. They diagnosed tendonitis and gave me a steroid injx on Wednesday. He warned me it would probably be"a little more painful & stiff. Omg, he lied... It's been excruciating! Before the injx I was managing between a 6-7 level. I woke yesterday at 4 am with the pain at a10, but as I tried to get a shower and dress, movement of the arm, elbow or even the fingers sent my pain so over the top I was crying and nauseated. My hubby and daughter came running as I screamed out in pain trying to get my clothes on. I wasn't able to use my arm, lift it, wiggle my fingers, nothing, all day yesterday. It's only slightly better today; I can lift my forearm and wiggle the fingers but the pain is still a 10. I can't hold anything heavier than a pen or it makes me want to cry from the elbow pain. I called the doc yesterday and described it to the nurse. She said I was having a "steroid flare," something not very common that could last 24 hours to several weeks. Dear Lord, please NOT! I'd never heard of a steroid flare until yesterday so I researched it. It may explain many of us having severe pain following steroid nerve blocks or other steroid injx.


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Oct 14, 2016 2:12 PM

πŸ˜• I'm so sorry you are experiencing such pain. Gentle gentle hugs and positive thoughts sent to you!

Oct 14, 2016 2:22 PM

(((( gentle hugs )))) Am.so.sorry hun.

Oct 14, 2016 3:38 PM

😯 so sorry to hear about ur pain, i hope it subsides soon ,
*hugs* n *prayers* t.c

Oct 14, 2016 4:57 PM

I hate to hear this flappys. I hope u get some relief soon.

Oct 14, 2016 6:42 PM

Sending you a heart to cheer you. ❀ 🎢 πŸ’ƒ

Oct 14, 2016 7:20 PM

πŸ’–((Many blessings))πŸ’–

Oct 14, 2016 9:52 PM

This is just awful news. I feel so bad for you. The hits just keep on coming. Plz accept a very soft hug with healing vibesπŸ’

Oct 15, 2016 1:15 AM

I am so sorry that you are in so much pain from something that was meant to help you...

I also haven't heard of a steroid flare but thank you for sharing the info!

Sending gentle hugs, love and lightπŸ’œπŸŒΈπŸ’œ

Oct 16, 2016 1:51 AM

I had a rare reaction...my physiotherapist thought that my muscles my have spasm'd around the injection sites-i was injected 3 times left shoulder, 1 neck, 1 right shoulder....the symptoms i had sound very similar....i was in agony, left arm went dead/weak feeling and meds just weren't helping...the physio did a bit, and as best as possible, no using those muscles, or at least, as little as possible....mine took about a month to ease but i did then start to feel the benefit..

Heres to hoping your pain goes quick and you get to feel the benefit :)

Oct 16, 2016 10:11 PM

Flappy I'm a bit late on responding. How r u feeling today? Has your pain lightened at all?

Oct 19, 2016 1:18 PM

There a time its like that but no one believes or listens to you except doctors and nurses.
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