Medication Side Effects

| Modified on Apr 09, 2024
Cortisone Shot
Posted by Tracy (Oklahoma) on 09/13/2023

Please help! I had a cortisone shot done in both knees two months ago and now the side effects are insane. So far, I have: heartburn, menstrual periods stopped, daily headache, weird joint pain that comes and goes, shaking/tremors, hot flashes and then the chills. I am going to several doctors and am almost broke at this point. A urgent care doctor believes I'm having an allergic reaction but doesn't know what to do but let the steroids get out of my system. The PCP I saw basically thinks I'm insane and just in menopause because of the flushing. Nobody believes me when I say all of these problems started a few days after the shots. I have a bone spur on both kneecaps, which was why I took the shots. NEVER AGAIN!! Please help me find a way to detox or something. Thank you!!

Cortisone Shot
Posted by guest (Europe) on 08/25/2023

Gary, thanks very much for the explanation.

Got the vit. D3 in olive oil (liquid form).

Cortisone Shot
Posted by guest (EU) on 08/25/2023

Thank you very much, Marina.

Have been using castor oil packs and also got Traumeel cream and tablets which contains hypericum, though it is homeopathic concentration so very low concentration.

Cortisone Shot
Posted by Art (California) on 08/21/2023 2140 posts


I'm glad that the icing is helping! Thank you for the feedback!


Cortisone Shot
Posted by Marina (Miami ) on 08/20/2023

How are you doing? I have already posted tested by me or my family members remedies that work such as: Hypericum perforatu (homeopathic), LDN and acupuncture. I want to add two more things-a castor oil pack on the affected area (see “castor oil” under remedies) and Phiten titanium disks. Phiten disks work for me, I keep them on for 10 days or even longer, they “ survive “ showers and a bath, just wash with a soap and dry the area beforehand or use alcohol swabs. They have different strengths disks and with actual small piece of titanium. I've tried them all, they all work for me. Write back about what you've tried and what is working for you. Hope something is helping.

Cortisone Shot
Posted by guest (EU) on 08/21/2023

Thank you Art.

The ice has has been helping to reduce the pain. Thank you very much.

Cortisone Shot
Posted by Gary (kitchener On) on 08/18/2023

Hi guest

I do not have many answers for you. When I took the high dose vitamin D3 it was 10 -1,000 gel capsules after each meal for 2 days only. Then 10 - 1000 every weekday for good health. I always use Natural Factors brand where I live. It really worked for me and if you decide I know it will work for you too. One added tip is rubbing 1-3 drops of D.M.S.O. morning and night. They say out of all there is only 2 Miracles and D.M.S.O. and Food Grade Hydrogen peroxide are it.

Hope this helps


Cortisone Shot
Posted by guest (EU) on 08/18/2023

Thank you very much Gary.

Does vit. D daily dosage depend on body weight?

Does it matter whether is taken with or without food and whether it is in liquid form or capsules? And does it have to be taken with some other supplement for absorption or just by itself?

Thank you.

Cortisone Shot
Posted by Art (California) on 08/17/2023 2140 posts


You're welcome!

The icing is very important as it is a very potent anti inflammatory and may be synergistic with the mag oil. That is why you see professional basketball and football players doing whole body icing after games, but in your case a regular ice pack will be sufficient.

Come back and let us know how you do.


Cortisone Shot
Posted by guest (EU) on 08/17/2023

Thank you very much Art.

Will check the magnesium oil.

Cortisone Shot
Posted by Marina (Miami) on 08/16/2023

Hypericum perforatum - buy directly from Boiron to guarantee authenticity. 30c or 200c you decide. They have FAQ on their site. Ideally you should have a consultation with a homeopath.
The way I understood, you're experiencing an excruciating pain. So the remedies are to help you with the pain.

If your nerve(s) got damaged, there's nothing you can do as to pray your body would eventually heal it, the same with cortisone- it's not something you can remove from your body, your body would eventually remove it on its own. acupuncture is for the pain. Unfortunately, nerve damage is the worst kind of damage one can get, especially if it was damaged by a needle.
Lastly, LDN helps with many types of pain, but I don't know about nerve damage pain. Go to LDN research trust site and see if they list your condition. In any case you have nothing to lose. LDN is cheap with practically no side effects. Call a local compounding pharmacy and ask for the names of doctors who prescribe LDN.

Cortisone Shot
Posted by Gary (Kitchener On) on 08/16/2023

Hi guest

Sorry to hear of your problem. Mag Oil is Magnesium Oil. Best thing for your nervous system is vitamin D3. Everyone in my opinion should be taking 10,000 ius daily Monday through to Friday and stop on weekends. High dose I took 10,000 3 times a day for 2 days when I had sciatica. After that, it never came back. I hope this helps you.

God Bless


Cortisone Shot
Posted by guest (EU) on 08/16/2023

Thanks for responding.

A few questions please.

Can you please say whether there is any specific type or strength of Hypericum perforatum to get? How to recognize a high quality one to purchase and how to use it?

What would be the function of the Hypericum perforatum? Is it to help get the injection out of the system or is it for healing damaged nerves?

Regarding accupuncture, is that supposed to help in healing a nerve if it's damaged or is it for reducing pain?

Thank you

Cortisone Shot
Posted by Art (California) on 08/16/2023 2140 posts


Mag oil is magnesium chloride oil in a spray form. Here is a link to a typical product :,aps,162&sr=8-29

Mag oil can help relieve pain and in some people can more specifically relieve nerve pain. It relaxes the muscles and in combination with icing is a potent anti inflammatory. A very non invasive inexpensive approach to see if it can offer you relief.


Cortisone Shot
Posted by Marina (Miami) on 08/16/2023

Try Hypericum perforatum. When my son wanted to get such an injection I said I would lie in front of a train just to prevent him from getting the shot. He got oral steroids instead and nearly committed suicide that night, he had a steroid psychosis, not so rare adverse effect. He said it was the scariest night in his life. We are genetically predisposed to adverse effects from steroids.

Cortisone Shot
Posted by guest (EU) on 08/16/2023

Thank you for replying.

What is mag oil please?

Any suggestions on how to get steroid cortisone injection out of one's system?

Also any recommendations on how to check if a nerve was damaged and how to heal it?

Thank you very much.

Cortisone Shot
Posted by Art (California) on 08/15/2023 2140 posts


It is possible to hit a nerve with the injection, but it is rare and most common in people who are obese because it makes it harder to define and hit the precise target to avoid hitting a nerve.

Try icing the area of pain for 25 minutes three times per day for three days to see if that helps. You might also try applying mag oil to that area also for those three days.


Cortisone Shot
Posted by guest (europe) on 08/15/2023


Immediately after an injection in my tailbone, I started having terrible pain in the tailbone and surrounding area. Also tingling feeling in the back of the legs.

Due to pain, I have to lie in bed all day.

Any ideas on what to do?

Thank you

Detoxing Prescription Medications
Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 02/11/2023

Good job deciding to take control. Start with what you eat--make it as unprocessed and nutrient dense as you can. Then, as you are able, incorporate activity, physical and mentally uplifting. Your body will start to clear itself if given the right components. Then, slowly start some detox protocols (intermittent fasting is great, it lets your body rest and learn to use what it already has). Water. Lots of water. Good luck

Detoxing Prescription Medications
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 02/10/2023

Dear Dianne,

I would begin with some dietary and lifestyle changes and a few supplements. It took years for your health to decline to this point, so be patient with yourself as you move towards better health.

Intermittent fasting with a whole foods plant based diet (dairy free, sugar free, and gluten free) will go a long way towards improving health. A friend of mine cured her diabetes and Hashimoto's with a diet that helped her lose 20% of her body weight. On the whole foods plant-based diet (without intermittent fasting, ) my husband dropped his cholesterol a ton, reduced his blood pressure, stopped snoring and lost 50lbs, all in about 6 months.

Intermittent fasting is simple but not easy. You will be hungry but your body will adjust. Drink lots of water when you are hungry. Choose an 8 hour window in which to eat, say 9 am to 5 pm. Eat nourishing foods and include salads and smoothies.

Find a way to increase your movement. If you are not up to taking walks yet, start with bounces on the edge of your bed and rocking in a rocking chair.

If you can take epsom salt baths before bed, do so.

A gallbladder flush should help the GERD and with some general detox, but I would wait until you have been on the diet for a month.

Some basic supplements to begin with would be vitamins C and D and turmeric.

Please keep us posted on your progress!

~Mama to Many~

Detoxing Prescription Medications
Posted by Dianne (Fillmore SK Canada ) on 02/09/2023

Hi. I have been researching ways to cleanse. I quit prescription drugs a year ago after getting severely sick. I am seeking guidance for what the best things to take for GERD. Hypothyroid. Osteoarthritis. Menopause. Hormone balance. Edema. The belly.

Can you please give any recommendations what to take. Thank you

Posted by RB (Somewhere in Europe) on 06/01/2022 84 posts


Family history is a risk factor. However, FYI, 1) Sometimes you inherit it, sometimes you don't... please do not assume you inherited it. 2) Levothyroxine Sodium (Synthroid) is not a good drug, as it is a synthetic one that supplies only only ONE the much needed 4 hormones that the body needs. 3) There are lots of people who feel tired and miserable when they're taking this drug. 4) In the old days you had a choice; however, as of 2022, this is THE drug that just about every MD pushes for the treatment of hypothyroidism. However, 5) On the positive side, maybe you're not even hypothyroid; because, for an MD, it's easy to make a mistake, because the usual TSH hormone level test is not a good enough test for hypothyroidism. 6) Also on the positive side, cheer up, it can't be that bad; currently you're on an extremely low dose that should make little or no difference in the way you're feeling. 7) Also on the positive side, if you keep finding that (in the future) you really need some serious thyroid med, then you can always ask for a better natural thyroid product such as Armour Thyroid. I hope this will help you!

Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 06/01/2022

Dear Gertjr,

I took Synthroid for 3 months. I felt awful. Just curled up on the couch getting nothing done.

I quit taking it and felt better than when on it. Unfortunately, my thyroid symptoms got worse and intolerable.

I have been on Armour for quite a while. It definitely works better for me. I feel better now at 55 than I did at 45 for sure. Even though scans show my thyroid looks much better (nodules healed) I still have a return of thyroid issues if I don't take my Armour.

Everyone is different. This is just my little story. I know you are a researcher and take care of yourself. I trust you will figure out what makes you feel best!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 06/01/2022

My thyroid numbers were off (have a serious family history) and was put on levothyroxine (50 mg/day). Since about a week after starting the levo, I just seem to have no motivation. I look around and see things that need doing and just sit there and don't do them. I am alone, so it's all up to me to get things done. Emptying the litterbox, washing up after meals, etc, is being left longer than they should be, much longer than I would have before. My friend says I need an antidepressant, which I am open to but wonder if I wouldn't be wiser to stop the levothyroxin. I eat clean, grow most of my own vegetables and have plenty of strawberries, blueberries and cherries coming in right now. I also grow my own chickens, cage free/free range, so my diet is pretty good. I lean toward keto, low carb/higher protein and moderate fat. No added sugars, I use stevia or xylitol.

Any thoughts?

Posted by Art (California) on 10/04/2021 2140 posts


Regular use of oral steroids can make it easier for certain fungus to grow. This is why some topical steroids incorporate antifungals such as Clotrimazole.

Fungus infections can be quite itchy. You should let your doctor know so he/she can adjust your meds appropriately if fungus of any type is the cause of the itching. Another indication of fungus is an unusual odor, but this is not always present or easily detected.

Steroids can decrease redness and itching, but they do nothing to kill fungus.

Oral antifungals can be quite hard on the body including the heart liver and kidneys. There are potent natural antifungals that are not so harsh on the body and organs such as grapefruit seed extract which you can also discuss with your doctor as an option to try first if it is determined that there is fungus present.

Please update us on your findings!


Posted by Jannette (Choctaw, OK) on 10/04/2021 5 posts

I am currently on hydrocortisone 10mg and having a vaginal itch. Could the prescription be causing this?

Beta Blockers
Posted by Ncylucu (Rochester, MN) on 02/26/2021

Taking a beta blocker for a fib has caused low metabolism and alot of weight gain. What can I take to raise metabolism. Can't seem to loose weight.

Stomach Pain Remedies
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 03/18/2019

Ginger might help.

Stomach Pain Remedies
Posted by Karrie (NC ) on 03/18/2019


Stomach issues while on medication. Hey everyone, So unfortunately I have to take a medication that is driving my stomach mad. I feel so sick and my stomach is so upset. Unfortunately stopping the medication is not an option. The doctor gave me carafate to take but I really don't like medications and don't want to add another. Besides the carafate isn't helping. I make sure to take the irritating medicine on a full stomach and I eat very healthy. I take a probiotic with every meal. I find myself chewing mint gum all day to help the nausea and upset hurt tummy. Does anyone have any recommendations? I would greatly appreciate any feedback you guys may have. I'm at my wits end. Thanks

Posted by ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 10/30/2020

HI U OLE PATOOTS, ORH here, and can solve all your health problems but have no clue how to solve mine. My cardiologist got me on Multaq back in 10/'19 and I stopped taking it, when I learned that my problem was electrical and went to that kind of cardiologist. They could not do an ablation as I have written about, but gave me many Rx to take. They told me my problem would not kill me, but I would have a poor quality of life. After awhile, I decided that I had rather die than live with this and so I stopped all Rx except my blood thinner. I reconsidered my status and started back on the Multaq a month ago.

A month ago I asked my natural doctor to take over my situation and he is running tests. This week I told him that my Multaq is running out and should I continue? He said that is toxic and a patient came to him which had to go on oxygen to live. It was because the Multaq had him in pulmonary fibrosis and his lungs could not put oxygen into his body. It has nothing to do with his heart. Right now, I am certain that this is what has happened to me.

Good people, Rx have side effects that can kill you. He chelated out his patient's lungs and he is now not on oxygen. That is the reason we all go on EC because our medical folks do not know sheet from shinola. I have decided that I need a medical person that sees me often and not once ever 6 months to review my lab work. I hope this makes sense. I know I have no easy out. Don't have pluggage, but an electrical problem that can't be addressed with an ablation treatment.

I don't have the answer, but am searching as we all are. I am using my Quack Chelation Doctor to get me through this. By the way, he was a marine boot, so he is grounded. He is 73, and no spring chicken. I am certain, I have made the right choice for counsel.


Posted by Anon (USA) on 10/27/2020


Look into Wim Hof breathing method. I hope it helps you.

Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 10/26/2020

A long time ago, I used that for one year and it is a very weird drug. I dosed down and dosed down until it was half a pill every third day or so and still I had some issues getting off it. I would also go to healing sites for prayer covering while you go through that year of no medication. I go to John Mellor and Mark Hemans for their healing prayers and you can put in prayer requests. Keep a journal about diet, fresh air, giving, and emotions so you can track with your healing. Keep positive choices, music, friends, media, books, and keep a thankfulness journal that you daily add something new that you can be thankful for. Each day say them outloud. Also helping someone else by praying, smiling, a kind word, or what ever will benefit you. Make kids stuff for homeless shelter or buy hat or gloves at dollar store to give to shelter. This will all make you feel less vulnerable and weak. Let the weak SAY I AM STRONG. As you give you receive.

GABA works like valium and I take it most days. magnesium calms, D-3 k-2 are hormone, B vitamins coat nerves. Alpha lipoic acid for nerve pain in body. Breathing right can help too, Check out youtube counsellors for overcoming mental/emotional roadblocks . Join grief share online for daily emails about grieving. You were on the drug for some reason. Walks, fresh air, smiling. Tell yourself you are loved and lovely and people enjoy your company and you make wise choices and are good at taking care of your life. It will all help. Stay on task . Blessings, Charity

Posted by Art (California) on 10/26/2020 2140 posts

Hi Linda,

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Posted by Linda (Columbus, Georgia ) on 10/26/2020

I am going thru withdrawal symptoms from taking Effexor. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 08/09/2020

Aloe gel, parsley juice, milk thistle, garlic, oxygenated magnesium colon cleanser, juice fasting, etc. These things help your body clean and recouperate and may help.

Posted by Kathleen (Lancaster, California ) on 08/08/2020

The doctor had me on steroids for Crohn's disease end I have all kinds of ailments which turns out is allergic reaction to prednisone. I can hardly walk on my feet they hurt so bad, my face is swollen oh, I've had the shakes a sore throat and a drippy nose. I'm wondering how to make these ailments go away faster. Thank you.

Posted by Rossan (Forks) on 03/24/2017

I would so suggest you don't take Xanax. It's a benzo I was on them for 26 years for panic attacks. I took myself off of them and I almost died. I was in the hospital for 2 months, my blood pressure was sky-high, my body did not know what to do without the benzos. I would suggest weaning yourself off of those immediately!

Posted by Caroline (Ut) on 03/17/2017

My 21 year old son had severe acne and went on accutane 3 to 4 years ago. It was my biggest regret. He lost zeal for life, has been depressed, and has not recovered. He gets angry and stressed easily. Can anyone help?

Posted by Timh (Ky) on 03/17/2017 2063 posts

I got a mycoplasma infection from the infested dark mud from a pond but didn't realize it was infection until many yrs later, but in the meantime I wound up with fibrosis. This condition causes major problems in my detox, immune, and metabolic functions. LDN, and Hemp Oil helps with this but not enough. Nebulizing Colloidal Silver is the best method for killing any infection in the lungs; H2O2 will work also but must be careful to get the right amount of dilution. After this treatment I take Glucosamine and Solaray's "Lung Caps" with good results. Calcium 2-AEP is also good to help protect & regenerate healthy lung tissue.

Posted by Janice (Aberdeen, Wa) on 03/12/2017

I'm a mess, I've been on 10 mg of prednisone for 9 months now for copd, emphysema and it has kept me from going to the ER every month with copd exacerbation. After a bone scan and blood work I now have vitamin D deficiency, high cholesterol and hypothyroidism. My doctor gave me 3 new drugs to take but after reading the side effects I'm unable to take any of them. I would like to get off the prednisone but when I tried to lower myself off I felt like I was going to kick the bucket. My heart would beat erratic and I felt awful.

I'm 57 and have been thin all my life now I've gained 25 lbs eating everything!!

Also when I first got my lung problems I had been sanding on wood that I had got out of the mud flats in the river, I got a bug in my lungs that within 6 hrs, from the little irritation in the top of my chest to totally cover my lungs and when I coughed it burned so bad and green stuff came up.I went to the doctor after a month when I wasn't getting better very fast and it's been down hill from there, three years.

Is there anything that might help?

Perioral Dermatitis Medications
Posted by Barbara (Vancouver, Bc) on 03/02/2017

Hi: I am a 69 year old female. I had clear freckled skin all my life and have never had a rash on my face. About four months ago, a small spot showed up on the left side of my chin and continued to get bigger. I went to my doctor and he said I had impetigo and put me Fudicin H cream. It did not work and made it worse. He finally sent me to a dermatologist who diagnosed me with perioral dermatitis and prescribed doxicyclin (to be taken for three months) and an antibiotic cream (which I found out is used for rosacea). It seemed to work but then I had side effects from the antibiotic (blurred vision, etc.) I was told to stop taking it and he put me on trimethoprim but had a severe reaction to that!! (racing heart rate and very sore throat). Very frustrated as new little bumps just pop up and now around my eyes :( I have just started using Apple Cider vinegar on these new ones and I'm still using the antibiotic cream that was prescribed. Will it ever go away?

Dilatin and Osteoporosis
Posted by Carolyn (Texas) on 02/15/2016


I read and enjoy all your postings, and it saddens me to hear about your latest struggle. Since I'm a redneck from East Texas, I especially like your comments about your gardens and other outdoor endeavors. I would like to share with you something that has helped me and continues to do so. I have a pinched sciatic nerve in my back, and it was so painful that I could not walk, due to the stabbing pain in my knee. I read somewhere that in order to release that nerve, you can hang from a bar, like the ones used to do chin-ups from. Just let your body weight do the pulling on your spine. It only takes a minute and when you are finished "hanging, " the pain goes away within a few minutes. You could probably use one of those inversion tables to hang upside down, too. I can't use that, however, as I have glaucoma. Anyway, I hope for the best for you in your quest for a pain and illness free life. Don't give up!

Dilatin and Osteoporosis
Posted by Hisjewel (America, New York) on 02/14/2016

Hi Timh, ORH and the Whole Earth Clinic Family

"Live onnnnn, anyway---." Among the body of baptized believers in Jesus that I sup with, the term, "Live with it" simply means : "Stay as active as possible." To live with the problem, is to don't let it stop you from the good you can do. We often say, There are those who live for decades with what others die with".

The key is, "Don't worry, and don't live in fear." You are not given more time to fear. Chase it away with happy music, good thoughts, and good doings, think on these things. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a sound mind.

So we thank God for this day, this is the day the Lord has made. We take care of ourselves and stay healthy, so we can help others. We live, until we live forever!

Keep on Sharing, That's love.


Dilatin and Osteoporosis
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 02/14/2016

ORH, your "salvation" from "old at heart" is right there in your post! The "hard work" you will be having to do for your muscles, will slowly (or quickly) pick up your spirits, and you'll be yo' barkin' ol' self in no time!!! Keep at it!

Dilatin and Osteoporosis
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 02/14/2016 2063 posts

-ORH- One thing that bothers me is the advise "to allow me to live with my problem". This is a statement of surrender rather than "do my best to heal the problem". This is why so many folks come to alternative www's like E.C. because they are usually faced living with the consequences, as is exampled in your case.

For any progress to be made in your situation, you must, like in my case, be very objective. A few yrs ago proly not long after I came on board here, I knew without a doubt that I absolutely must adopt a method of "very smart & very aggressive"; no room for mistakes. Your hindsight review is a pretty clear picture of the problem, now you must apply a very exact solution.

It is an error in thinking that if one ever gets burned as in the case of certain dr's, to never trust them again. In this case it seems imperative to get those vertebrae back into alignment as much as possible, may take different dr's or chiro's but make great efforts to make some forward progress. I have run across an holistic osteopath some time back and think I mention him here once with a link. He has experience in several areas particularly sports medicine where it is very much about healing & repair, not living with the consequences. He has developed several effective nutritionals, including hormonal regimens and products that are likely some of the best of today. Give me a few days to find his contact and I will post it back to you.

Meanwhile, do reconsider the baths I mentioned as oral administration of nutrition is limited. My recent use of LET nutrition and mineral baths have proven this fact. Case in point, because of my extreme acidosis, it has been a major battle keeping radiation out of my bones, to this end I quit diary as it has small amounts of radioactive strontium. So, in addition to supplementing calcium, I started taking a supplement of Strontium, and went thru 2 bottles. OK, suspecting insufficient delivery, I purchased some Calcium as well as Strontium bulk powder for baths. After my first bath with Strontium I had some rather severe herx reaction as the radioactive stuff went out of my body.

For rebuilding the bones in particular, as I am sure you know, it is important to include all these minerals in your program: Calcium & Phosphorus, Magnesium, Strontium, Boron, Manganese, Silica. Vit-C helps with the collagen matrix. Lots of people are having good results with Hyuralonic Acid nowadays. Of course keeping inflammation down with Magnets and Turmeric will help much.

As for rebuilding muscle, bone, etc. You must adopt an aggressive protocol as the aging factor is against you. The combination of Growth Hormone stimulators and Testosterone stimulators is a must. For Testosterone there are a number of good herbals used widely by especially athletes and bodybulders as well as DHEA and the amino acid D-Aspartic Acid. For growth hormone boosting I take Raw Bovine Pituitary substance and the amino GABA with good results, and 50mg DHEA for Test.

To further activate the regeneration of new bone tissue, you will need to take Ostivone. A plant based androgenic substance discovered and used by the Soviets is 5 Methoxyflavone. Quality protein is also important. Red meat and Whey protein come to mind. A supplement of Arginine/Ornitine/Lysine is a big favorite for starters as it produces an adrogenic effect and boost HGH.

With a smart & aggressive program briefly mentioned above, I see lots of room for improvement, likely significant improvement.

There are more advanced healing modalities like stem cell and fetal cell therapies. Research Mesenchyme Therapy. I am a little uncomfortable with aborted animal tissue, but if the recipient lives a life worthy of the sacrifice it may be justified, and in comparison to the thousands of animals we consume as food, my goodness the slaughterhouse is booming. Anyway you take injections of the Mesenchyme and healing potential increases, and particularly along with HGH.

Dilatin and Osteoporosis
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn) on 02/12/2016

HI U Timh, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , I've told bits and pieces of my health saga that has evolved over the years. In this ditty I'll try to put it together so folks can learn from mistakes made by me and my doctors. All this story is in 20- 20 hind sight.

Here goes, , , , , , , , about 10 years ago I learned that my pelvic area was consumed with osteoporosis and I had no clue as to why. I'd always drank lots of milk and have eaten well. After much research I learned that the drug Dilatin was the culprit. I had taken it for about 15 years. It was to avoid blackouts. It helped that problem but as you know there is the devil to pay later on with any drug. Also, in the late 80's, my family doctor put me on a diuretic to lower my blood pressure. That too will remove your minerals and then your body has to pull calcium from your bones to keep your blood pH right. Stupid doctor, and dumb ass me.

For osteoporosis, my next family doctor put me on a drug, which after more research, I learned that it would cause my jawbone to disappear. Soon that was revealed and I stopped it. I then just took bone building supplements, but I was long in tooth and it takes you seven years to rebuild your bones.

Then two years ago I fell and crushed my T 12 vertebra. Flubbed that situation by going to a chiropractor and requesting an X -ray. He took the film too low to catch the problem and I allowed him to manipulate my spine for a week before I went to get an MRI. Then it was too late to address the problem properly. It just healed with a brace. That resulted in about 6 months of back pain, but I got better over time. Then about 6 months ago pain returned but in a different place. After months and months of ineptness by my spine folks, I finally learned this week that my T 12 Vertebrae has now collapsed and has drawn my L 2 and L3 way out of line such that it is now impinging on my sciatic nerve. I did not know this would happen, but it seems that my spine doctor should have known. In hind sight this is another SHEET + 2 = 8. A no brainer.

What I am so thankful for is that my spine doctor passed me on to his physician assistant. He spent an hour and a half going over my situation and the path we will go down to allow me to live with my problem. It will be work because I must build up my stomach and back muscles so that they can hold my back in place. I am now on pain drugs for the first time in my life. Hard to believe but he gave me his essential oil formula that he uses for pain. Told him that the bugger bears were going to get his medical license.

Pain has transformed my personality. A few years ago I was old, but still young at heart. Now I just old physically and mentally. This not a pity party. I just want to tell my story in hopes others can avoid my trail. You have told bits and pieces of your saga and I know my tale is a walk in the park compared to yours.

Your Tenn buddy ======ORH=====

Topical Corticosteroids
Posted by Sp (Wb, Nj) on 07/31/2015

Hi Agnes, I have replied to your post twice, but I haven't seen either reply posted. I will try again as corticosteroid reactions are very serious. Maybe if I word it differently this time... I know a forum where people have posted about your situation. I myself have had lots of skin reactions to corticosteroids but not ulcers and skin infections. There is an international .org website devoted to topical steroid awareness. If you do a search based on the words in my previous sentence you should be able to find it and connect with people who have gone through what you are going through. And what you are going through may not actually be ulcers and skin infections. Good luck!