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Second opinion] Dr. Phil,I'm 4 weeks out after having back muscle cortisone injections. When I received the shots I developed widespread neuritis (nerve popping) throughout my body and pins and needles. I still have the oins in needles. How long does the cortisone stay in the muscles and why would it cause this?
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I am sorry you are having this widespread pins and needles throughout your body.

steroids can increase some of these symptoms can have other side effects.

sometimes they can make you have poor sleep, increased appetite, short temperness, weight gain, suppressed immune system

usually steroid injections side effects go away after 1-2 weeks after injection

every patients can be different

let me know if you have questions.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It has been 4 weeks now. Do you think this will go away? Im so scared.

it will get better

do you have bad anxiety symptoms?

bad anxiety symptoms can magnify small symptoms and make you very worried.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have extreme anxiety. It's this fear that its never going to go away. The symptons, however, have been severe. I have had widespread neuritis (nerves popping) and pin pricks everywhere. Why would a muscle injection cause that?

your anxiety symptoms can magnify small symptoms from the steroid injections to make you worried.

bad anxiety can cause benign fasciculation twitching of small nerves and muscles close to your skin.

this can be worsened by a steroid injection sometimes.

this is not dangerous

you should talk to your doctor about treatment for your bad anxiety symptoms

there are medications which can help decrease your anxiety symptoms

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