Steroid shot- will it make me gain weight???
No. I've had several since my surgery (both shoulders and SI Joint). No issues with weight. It's not the same as taking oral steroids over an extended period of time as the cortisone shot is localized in that specific joint. No worries! Hope you feel better.
Hey Jilly, was the SI joint injection particularly painful? I am getting mine checked out on Wednesday and may need such a treatment. I'm normally not bothered by needles but for some reason this is freaking me out.
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I doubt it. Talk to your doctor, but I'm thinking a single steroid injection does not have that effect the way a course of oral steroids does. I've had steroid shots in my knees before and in my back and never noticed an increase in appetite or any weight gain.
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Before I relented and had sinus surgery, I had to get the steroid injections. I got one about every 3 to 6 months. I had no issues with them as far as weight gain goes. Now, insomnia is another story. They also made me anxious where I couldn't sit still for a couple of days. But, hey, my house was clean. LOL.
No. I have been having them every 3 to 4 months in both of my knees for about 4 years, and not gained anything. The injections are different than the pills that you take daily that increase your appetite. Even with the pills, it isn't like you just automatically gain weight by magic... they increase your appetite, but if you still control what and how much you eat, you can still keep your weight under control.
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No, there are different kinds of steroids, and these are not what bodybuilders use.
I would like to see you get your pumped-up Hulk face though.
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