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Steroid injections

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carbon60 Thu 19-Oct-17 21:05:37

Consultant has booked me in for 2 weeks time for steroid injections in both wrists (RA related)
Has anyone any experience of these? He said at least 2 days no driving. Not looking forward to it, but the prospect of less pain will make it bearable I'm sure!

MollyHuaCha Sat 21-Oct-17 17:48:30

You should see a lovely improvement afterwards. smile

carbon60 Sat 21-Oct-17 18:15:06

Thanks Molly that's what I'm hoping for!

AFingerofFudge Sat 21-Oct-17 18:33:12

Definitely worth it from my experience. But I did regret it for about 2 days afterwards as the pain got worse for 2 days and I was really upset and then on the 3rd or 4th day I woke up and felt amazing.

pancakesfortea Sat 21-Oct-17 18:35:04

It's not nice. But I've had a really big benefit from them. I haven't really had problems afterwards (eg that would have stopped me driving) but it's not pleasant going in.

Trippy4 Sat 21-Oct-17 20:29:42

Felt so much better about a week after mine in shoulders .Wasn't painful but probably an easier area to inject than wrists .

Floralnomad Sat 21-Oct-17 20:34:09

I've had them in my shoulders and a foot , although not for arthritis . It's painful at the time but not too bad , I've always driven straight away but perhaps it's different for wrists .

carbon60 Sat 21-Oct-17 21:28:05

Thanks for the replies :-)
I've had pain in my wrists since January this year, so if it works it'll be worth a day or twos discomfort.

Babyisinthecorner Fri 22-Dec-17 22:09:23

I had two done recently & the pain afterwards for 4 days made me physically vomit & I had to keep my arm in a sling as it went floppy.

The results, however, have been remarkable and I am happy I went through that pain to now be able to move my arm properly pain-free.

carbon60 Sun 14-Jan-18 15:11:53

After 2 cancellations I had my injections last Friday. I must say I wasn't looking forward to it, but the consultant was excellent. Weird feeling, almost as if my wrist was being pumped up!
Apart from the expected aching , stiffness and bruising it's been ok, so no need for lots of pain killers, I took some paracetamol first day, but none since.
So I'm hoping this will do the trick for now at least.

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