I had no clue either about all this until I was told by my eye doctor. Just kills me to know that doctors all over the world use cortisone like a miracle drug when in fact it is doing so much harm to people. They are not telling the patients and that really bothers me. I don't know what I can do to get doctors to stop doing this to people other than keep informing people what they are doing. I tell as many people I know and try to inform them so I can stop doctors from hurting more people the way they have me. Who knew what they did to me would have led to this. I don't think they knew it would but I am not a test dummy I am a human being with feelings. They crushed me to the core without so much as a thank you. That hurt. I would love to get pay back but I can't from what I understand I have to start with the first doctor and well he has passed on. That was 51 years ago and there is no one to give me his name. I agree with you I hate living in PAIN. I rather live in pain than be blind though. Having already lost some of my eye sight to cortisone and already in pain. I know the 2 effects. I will take the pain any day over being blind. Hope every thing works out for you too. Stay away from cortisone. GOD BLESS BE HAPPY :)
Anyone who is steroid-dependent can experience a rapid deterioration in their health if they encounter a gastric infection, especially where this involves a fever. Addison's disease or a pituitary condition, CAH and other forms of adrenal insufficiency are all vulnerable to adrenal crisis in these circumstances. If you or a loved one are steroid-dependent and not absorbing or keeping oral medication down, you need injected steroids rapidly. Knowing how and when to give an emergency intramuscular hydrocortisone injection can save the life of someone with Addison's disease or other forms of steroid-dependence.
How often cortisone injections are given varies based on the reason for the injection. This is determined on a case-by-case basis by the health care practitioner. If a single cortisone injection is curative, then further injections are unnecessary. Sometimes, a series of injections might be necessary; for example, cortisone injections for a trigger finger may be given every three weeks, to a maximum of three times in one affected finger. In other instances, such as knee osteoarthritis, a second cortisone injection may be given approximately three months after the first injection, but the injections are not generally continued on a regular basis.