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Posted: 7/17/2013 12:48:21 PM EDT
I just got a cortisone shot in my knee. They used a different type this time. I had it about an hour or so ago, but now am feeling SOB and my glands in my neck are tender.  Is this normal?


Guns are at the bottom of lake James, and my wife is mean. So no dibs.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 12:55:50 PM EDT
Call your doc and ask???
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 12:58:20 PM EDT
Call  your physician immediately.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 1:03:48 PM EDT
I think I am going to lay down. The wife is on hold with the docs office. My vision is funky too. I've had literally dozens of cortizone shots and this is the first time bullshit like this has happened.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 1:04:22 PM EDT
Yep.  Make the call.
Now please, since you have nothing to give should you croak.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 1:16:56 PM EDT
Headed to the ER my face is swollen as hell too.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 1:24:41 PM EDT
You did mention the wife. Just sayin. Get better quick.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 1:27:28 PM EDT


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I think I am going to lay down. The wife is on hold with the docs office. My vision is funky too. I've had literally dozens of cortizone shots and this is the first time bullshit like this has happened.
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Vision changes can be a side effect of steroids.  Sorta like a odd foggy detached from your sight kind of thing right?
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 1:30:14 PM EDT
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Headed to the ER my face is swollen as hell too.
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You're doing the right thing. Good luck.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 1:35:57 PM EDT
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Yea. Almost to the hospital now.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 1:54:36 PM EDT
Good luck! Don't forget to get pics of hot nurses
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 2:13:32 PM EDT
TL/DR
GL
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 2:14:44 PM EDT
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+1
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 2:15:40 PM EDT
Benadryl, solumedral and epinephrin. Still short of breath but my O2 is back above 90%.  I am tired now.

Tongue is still swollen too.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 2:21:18 PM EDT
Tholly to heal yo' thung ith thwollen.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 2:39:51 PM EDT
Hope you come out ok from that bad shot, but if you don't, all I can say is thanks for letting us know to look at the bottom of Lake James. Scuba gear is out and getting loaded, plane ticket bought.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 2:43:47 PM EDT
Geez, man.  Find out what he gave you, pronto. It's probably bupivicaine mixed with hydrocortisone. You may have developed an allergy to "Caine" anesthetics.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 2:45:09 PM EDT
Sounds like an allergic reaction/anaphylaxis.  Hang in there.


 
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 2:46:24 PM EDT
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Benadryl, solumedral and epinephrin. Still short of breath but my O2 is back above 90%.  I am tired now.

Tongue is still swollen too.
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Scary as HELL isn't it? Hope you get well fast!
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 2:46:33 PM EDT
Tagged for AAR.
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hang tough op
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 2:49:50 PM EDT
need picture of your swollen head
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 2:57:25 PM EDT
FINALLY SOMETHING I CAN HELP WITH!!!!

Sounds like your body is processing the cortisone as if it were an infection and directing the steroids to your lymph nodes. This should not be a problem and may be how that individual steroid works (Every one is different). If they pain from your arthritis (generally what I would give cortisone for) is gone, then mission accomplished. Give it a few days for your lymph nodes to process everything.

It could also be that you are about to get sick as an unrelated event. The lymphatic system deals with blood infections by bringing them to the lymph nodes where the infection can be dealt with and processed.

I hope this helps! IM me if there are any farther issues!

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I just read more of the post! That sounds like an anaphylactic reaction! ER time now. In the mean time, get benadryl in your system and call 911. At the hospital they will give you Epinephrine and lots of saline so I hope you are used to needles!
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 3:22:48 PM EDT
Check to make sure it as indeed a steroid, it may have been a hyualronic acid injection (helps your cartilage stay squishy).

Either way, never  get this particular shot again.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 3:39:59 PM EDT
hello????   you still with us???
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 3:42:30 PM EDT
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Wondering the same thing.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 3:47:50 PM EDT
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I just got a cortisone shot in my knee. They used a different type this time. I had it about an hour or so ago, but now am feeling SOB and my glands in my neck are tender.  Is this normal?


Guns are at the bottom of lake James, and my wife is mean. So no dibs.
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No it's not normal. I'm sorry to inform you but you have got the gay.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 3:48:01 PM EDT
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FINALLY SOMETHING I CAN HELP WITH!!!!

Sounds like your body is processing the cortisone as if it were an infection and directing the steroids to your lymph nodes. This should not be a problem and may be how that individual steroid works (Every one is different). If they pain from your arthritis (generally what I would give cortisone for) is gone, then mission accomplished. Give it a few days for your lymph nodes to process everything.

It could also be that you are about to get sick as an unrelated event. The lymphatic system deals with blood infections by bringing them to the lymph nodes where the infection can be dealt with and processed.

I hope this helps! IM me if there are any farther issues!

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I just read more of the post! That sounds like an anaphylactic reaction! ER time now. In the mean time, get benadryl in your system and call 911. At the hospital they will give you Epinephrine and lots of saline so I hope you are used to needles!
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Are you really a physician?
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 3:48:25 PM EDT
He fo'd.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 4:07:49 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/17/2013 5:23:12 PM EDT
Ok, three rounds of IV Benadryl, some more steroids and epinephrin and they are sending me him.  My tongue swelled like crazy and my throat got a bit narrow. They want me to take 50mg of Benadryl ever 4 hrs.

ER saw me immediately, my ortho faxed them H/Ps before I even got there.

Lets just say that was a bit closer and spun out of control in a hurry.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 5:26:21 PM EDT
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Ok, three rounds of IV Benadryl, some more steroids and epinephrin and they are sending me him.  My tongue swelled like crazy and my throat got a bit narrow. They want me to take 50mg of Benadryl ever 4 hrs.

ER saw me immediately, my ortho faxed them H/Ps before I even got there.

Lets just say that was a bit closer and spun out of control in a hurry.
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Glad you're okay, man.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 5:30:45 PM EDT
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Thanks. It was a bit of a scare.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 5:31:11 PM EDT
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Ok, three rounds of IV Benadryl, some more steroids and epinephrin and they are sending me him.  My tongue swelled like crazy and my throat got a bit narrow. They want me to take 50mg of Benadryl ever 4 hrs.

ER saw me immediately, my ortho faxed them H/Ps before I even got there.

Lets just say that was a bit closer and spun out of control in a hurry.
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I tore the ceiling out of my kitchen to do some plumbing on the bathroom upstairs and had this happen, exactly as your account.
Turns out I am allergic to horse hair. They used to mix it in plaster. The only thing scarier was having my wife drive me to the ER in my new to me lifted F150.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 5:34:24 PM EDT
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Ok, three rounds of IV Benadryl, some more steroids and epinephrin and they are sending me him.  My tongue swelled like crazy and my throat got a bit narrow. They want me to take 50mg of Benadryl ever 4 hrs.

ER saw me immediately, my ortho faxed them H/Ps before I even got there.

Lets just say that was a bit closer and spun out of control in a hurry.
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Glad you made it. I found out I was allergic to prednisone a couple months back.
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 5:35:38 PM EDT
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What symptoms did you have?
Link Posted: 7/17/2013 5:45:05 PM EDT
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difficulty breathing, nausea, loss of balance
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 1:21:36 AM EDT
Second AAR, I slept like I haven't slept in a long time.  I am feeling 99% better now, the doc at the ER said that I got lucky, another 20 minutes of being stubbornness could have had me visiting Shawnofthedead.  I have to take 50mg of benadryl every 4 hours.  So I figure it wouldn't be in my best interest to work today
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 1:27:57 AM EDT
Man I am glad you are feeling better, that's nothing to mess around with when your tongue starts swelling and you have trouble breathing.
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 1:46:32 AM EDT
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Man I am glad you are feeling better, that's nothing to mess around with when your tongue starts swelling and you have trouble breathing.
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Thanks, I feel like I am hung over like a motherfucker today
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 1:50:00 AM EDT
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FINALLY SOMETHING I CAN HELP WITH!!!!

Sounds like your body is processing the cortisone as if it were an infection and directing the steroids to your lymph nodes. This should not be a problem and may be how that individual steroid works (Every one is different). If they pain from your arthritis (generally what I would give cortisone for) is gone, then mission accomplished. Give it a few days for your lymph nodes to process everything.

It could also be that you are about to get sick as an unrelated event. The lymphatic system deals with blood infections by bringing them to the lymph nodes where the infection can be dealt with and processed.

I hope this helps! IM me if there are any farther issues!

EDIT:

I just read more of the post! That sounds like an anaphylactic reaction! ER time now. In the mean time, get benadryl in your system and call 911. At the hospital they will give you Epinephrine and lots of saline so I hope you are used to needles!


Are you really a physician?


lol
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 1:57:12 AM EDT
See, as always, GD gave good advice.



Glad you're better.
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 2:08:23 AM EDT
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Thanks. It was a bit of a scare.
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Thanks. It was a bit of a scare.


Glad you went to ER--Good Call--Feel Better Soon!!
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 2:13:53 AM EDT
Be vigilant for any recurrent symptoms. Remember, some of that stuff is still being absorbed from your joint.
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 2:22:38 AM EDT
Good to hear you're OK OP
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 2:32:25 AM EDT
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Second AAR, I slept like I haven't slept in a long time.  I am feeling 99% better now, the doc at the ER said that I got lucky, another 20 minutes of being stubbornness could have had me visiting Shawnofthedead.  I have to take 50mg of benadryl every 4 hours.  So I figure it wouldn't be in my best interest to work today
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Glad you made it OP. If you didn't have an alive day yet, here is yours. Happy fucking birthday man!
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 2:41:20 AM EDT
Last time I had an allegic reaction to shellfish I was starting to circle the shitter drain in less than 40 minutes from accidental injestion to er getting prepped for a cut down since my veins were not filled enough.

Dipshit er doc thought I was seeking drugs, face balloned in front of him, and I passed the fuck out nearly crashed right there. .
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 5:02:10 AM EDT
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Glad you made it OP. If you didn't have an alive day yet, here is yours. Happy fucking birthday man!
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Second AAR, I slept like I haven't slept in a long time.  I am feeling 99% better now, the doc at the ER said that I got lucky, another 20 minutes of being stubbornness could have had me visiting Shawnofthedead.  I have to take 50mg of benadryl every 4 hours.  So I figure it wouldn't be in my best interest to work today


Glad you made it OP. If you didn't have an alive day yet, here is yours. Happy fucking birthday man!



I guess I have two alive dates now. I was ran over by a car at 18mo old.
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 7:22:52 AM EDT
If I had to take 50 mg of Benedryl every 4 hours, I'd never get more than 10 feet from my bed.
Link Posted: 7/18/2013 8:53:46 AM EDT
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I've made it to the kitchen a few times but damn Benadryl is oppressive shit.
Link Posted: 7/20/2013 12:47:46 PM EDT
Well I had to go back to the ER because my symptoms came back again. They gave me the whole IV cocktail again and sent me home with a ton of pills. Now pretty much all I do is sleep.  Worst week ever.
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