[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]   Help@Insulin-Pumpers.org
  [Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]   for subscribe/unsubscribe assistance

RE: [IP] cortisone shots in the spine

How did you get so lucky? I must have had doctors from somewhere other than
Don. I've had it done three times over the last 15 years and am not trying
for a


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Don Stevens
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 2:11 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] cortisone shots in the spine

 I had steroid injection in Nov 04 and Jan 05, completely painless. Did it
as a
outpatient, they give you a IV and pop a little 'happy juice' into you and
a hour later you wake up. Back feels fine not numb and the back pain is gone
It really messed up my glucose, had to double my basals and boluses for
about 2
weeks. Depends on how painful your back is , it was well worth the 2 weeks
high glucose.
 For real lasting pain relief, it sometimes takes 3 or more injections , I
get another in thenext month os so.
 BTW, you will need to do a lot of testing so that when the steroids wear
off in
a couple of weeks you won't have a 'good' hypo
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe/change list versions,
contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org