Originally Posted by msmofet
Another sleepless night. Pain and worrying about some issues have me unable to fall asleep.
I have had shots in both wrists and they didn't help at all.
I have had the shots three times. The first two really helped. The third ones were with a different doctor. The first doctor had left to have her baby. The second doctor has left my right hand almost useless. And I am right handed. I need to go back. The doctors come and go at Boston Medical Center. So I am waiting for this one to leave also. This is a teaching hospital for Boston University. Which is sponsored and a supported part of BMC. June is coming up. That means graduation and a whole new slew of doctors. Whatever happened to the expression "My Doctor?"
I also had the shots in my left hip by a doctor in private practice in my left hip. Those shots lasted me more than a year. So I had them again by him when my hip started to hurt again. He informed me that he would only give me the shots one more time. Three times in the same area is all he would provide. I knew about the three time rule.
At least I was pain free for three years in my left hip and could walk. He also explained that the cortisone shots can and do destroy your bones in the end. That is the reason for the three shots only in any one area.
With the present doctor, these past shots was the third round of shots. So now there is not much more he can do for me. Pirate also had the shots in his shoulder when he had the surgery on it. Knowing the lasting effects, he never went back for anymore shots. He opted for pain meds instead.
Good luck. I do hope your pain subsides. You know the old saying. "Getting old is hard work."