Migraines & Headaches Community
Headache after steroid injection
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding migraine and headache issues such as: abdominal migraines, headaches caused by allergies, cluster headaches, headaches, headaches in children, migraine headaches, sinus headaches, tension headaches, visual disturbances.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Headache after steroid injection

I got a headache in the evening after having a steroid injection in the morning.  This also happened to me when I got a steroid injection a little over a year ago.  The headache is quite severe and I normally do not ever get headaches because I have high blood pressure and I take atenolol.   I've inquired about the side effects of a steroid injection and once I did see that high blood pressure can be affected.  Any answers?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar f tn
Hi,
Corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines) are used to provide relief for inflamed areas of the body. They lessen swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions. They are often used as part of the treatment for a number of different diseases, such as severe allergies or skin problems, asthma, or arthritis.
Typical mineralocorticoid side effects are hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure), hypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood), hypernatremia (high sodium levels in the blood) without causing peripheral edema, metabolic alkalosis and connective tissue weakness.
ref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corticosteroids
High BP can cause the head ache you are having especially since you already have BP problems.
Blank
Avatar n tn
From research, I found out that if you have this headache more than 2 days, it can be a indication of steroid leakage from injection site into your system.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Migraines & Headaches Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
7530528 tn?1428275172
Blank
AKC_75
TX
1780921 tn?1462244109
Blank
flipper336
Queen Creek, AZ