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Epidural Shot horrible situation

I had an Epidural shot in my C6-C7 last week. Since then my pain has increased, I became swollen in my face and neck, have had throbbing, numbess amd tingling in my left arm and hands. Also my upper left arm just keeps radiating heat.  I am suppose to receive another 2 shots for this but since I have had these horrible reactions and feel awful, I do not want to continue. What should I do? I know this shot has made things only worse for me. Please advise.
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Maybe the person who administered this epidural shot as hit a nerve, and youre suffering the consiquences now.
Maybe you should postpone the next shot until the normal sensations come back in the arm.
Good luck.
Nerves are awful things, and cause allsorts of awful and distressing symptoms.
Nicola
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I had posted a message here but do not see it now so i will paraphrase it.. ask your dr about trigger point injections they are a diff drug and last longer and you wouldnt have the reaction like you did. i have gotten them for two years and they last about three months i used to get epidurals also i like the trigger points better
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You can get an infection from an epidural shot.  Your doctor should check you for that - soon!  An infection in the spinal column is an emergency.  If it's an allergic reaction, you definitely should tell him/her about your symptoms before you have another shot - sometimes allergic reactions get worse with each exposure.
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