Sterioid Injection Countdown

After finally getting a pain management referral late last year I met my consultant who was amazing and completely understood everything I said, after being ignored and doubted so much over the year’s this was a huge relief!

The consultant decided steroid injections may help so I am booked in for 8th March to have 3 steroid injections. I’m beginning to feel extremely nervous the closer the appointment gets if I am honest and I have decided to call the night before and request to be put to sleep for them. I had a huge needle phobia growing up but obviously us mum’s get jabbed quite a bit when we have babies so I quickly learnt not to fear the needle so much however the thought of the size of these needles has put the fear back in me!

I am so afraid I will jump when the needles go in and cause problems by doing so I would much rather be asleep so they can be done carefull and properly without me being a wimp and jumping all over the place. You’d think I’d be able to deal with the pain of a needle considering I am pretty much in pain 24/7 but I guess it is a different type of pain which is why I don’t deal with it so well.

The other thing that worries me is that it isn’t just one injection, Im booked in for three! I will be having a Lumbar epidural steroid injection and bilateral sacroiliac injections. After this my consultant will see how the injections affect me and go from there.

I’d love to hear from other spoonies/chronic pain sufferer’s about their experiences with steroid injections, so if you have had these done please get in touch 🙂 If you have a post about them feel free to send me a link too!

6 comments

    Sorry, I have no experience only that I should be getting a steroid injection but not allowed due to risk of mania. Will be interested to see how you get on though, in case I do end up receiving one in the future. All the best #abitofeverything

    BecomeMum | 1 year ago Reply

      Thank you for commenting :) I'll be posting more once I have had them done xx

      relentlesslypurple | 1 year ago Reply

    I have no experience of this myself, but I am going to share this post with a friend who does have personal experience to see if she can give you any advice. Thanks for sharing with us. Tracey xx #abitofeverything

    The Anxious Dragon | 1 year ago Reply

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