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I really need some help and advice on what I can do. I have lumbar stenosis and have to get injections to be able to walk like normal people, otherwise I get stuck and cant move my left leg and have awful pain trying to do so. I also have bad neck that gives me horrible headaches which go on day and night sometimes and need injections for those. I truly cant handle all of this pain. I am so overwhelmed at the moment. I was told today by the bariatric team that if I must have them to space them out and stay on my Dexilant ( I dont know if I will ever be able to get off of it) Now I am scared. She didnt tell me what can happen by doing these injections. Any advice would be greatly appreciated .

FYI I was revised to Bypass 2 months ago and had been able to have the injections with the sleeve with no issues.

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I had cortisone injections in my hip the first year or so after surgery (I had them pre-surgery as well). I think I could only have three or four of them a year - but that was the same before surgery, too.

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1 hour ago, catwoman7 said:

I had cortisone injections in my hip the first year or so after surgery (I had them pre-surgery as well). I think I could only have three or four of them a year - but that was the same before surgery, too.

Is cortisone NSAIDS ?

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1 minute ago, Tracyringo said:

Is cortisone NSAIDS ?

no - it's a steroid

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1 hour ago, catwoman7 said:

no - it's a steroid

I guess I dont get what the problem is with having them then.

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https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/back-pain/expert-answers/epidural-steroid-injections/faq-20058277 has some good info on why they space them out. I’ve had half a dozen give or take. They do little to help me personally so I’ve stopped. Tried medial branch block four times each side, same... two discectomies, the second one made it all worse. I feel your pain and hope you get some relief. It was one of the motivators that made me look at wls in the first place. I’m doing better 40lbs down so far, but would love to have a day without pain. Soon. I hope.

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1 hour ago, Fatty Matty said:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/back-pain/expert-answers/epidural-steroid-injections/faq-20058277 has some good info on why they space them out. I’ve had half a dozen give or take. They do little to help me personally so I’ve stopped. Tried medial branch block four times each side, same... two discectomies, the second one made it all worse. I feel your pain and hope you get some relief. It was one of the motivators that made me look at wls in the first place. I’m doing better 40lbs down so far, but would love to have a day without pain. Soon. I hope.

Thank you for the info. I greatly appreciate it. Congrats on the 40lb loss !

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