Drug Ratings for KENALOG-40

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 1  Injury to the piriformis muscle SUPRACALVICAL FAT, HUMPBACK, FATTY DEPOSITS , MID SECTION OBESITY,....THROUGHOUT MY ENTIRE BODY. THE DRUG MESSED UP MY ENDOCINE SYSTEM. ..Kenalog worked but it damaged my health. I WOULD NOT RECOMMED THIS DRUG. F 6 weeks
20 MG 6X O
7/7/2014

 1  Severe allergies Primary care dr TAMARA LIEBERMAN IN PHOENIX AZ gave me this shot AFTER I told her I had recently had terrible side effects from newly tried nasacort and have been having. Allergic reactions to several drugs and foods etc the past year. Got shot then ten mins later got weird tickling coughing in back of throat for about 5 minutes. The next day felt great! And I could actually smell things again and eyes weren't puffy anymore. Then first couple nights had weird feeling upon laying down to sleep followed by ten or so days of shortness of breath insomnia debilitating depression palpitations etc that got so bad I had to roll fire to my house. Fire guys Terrified my 7 year old daughter tested me for everything but said all vitals were 100% but suggested I go to ER because something was definitely wrong with me they just didn't know what. They said it probably wasn't the kenalog because I didn't have a rash.....so spent 7 hours in severe distress in ER WHERE THEY RAN All possible tests plus brain MRI etc. Again all came back normal even my pulse and blood oxygen levels were great. ER doc said if it was kenalog I would have to wait the approx 8 weeks for it to run its course....returned to incompetent primary care doc for other reasons and brought with me the printed version of FDA website list of adverse reactions because I couldn't speak due to constant breathlessness and didn't have the energy to convince the idiot that the symptoms I've never experienced until after the injection F 43 1 days
40
6/28/2014

 5  Crohn's Disease, Joint Pain Mild anxiety, bloating, headache, extremely tired day of injection, a little moody This has been a Miracle drug for myself as I have a horrible sensitivity to meds! Doctors kept giving me stuff that was making me super sick & tons off different daily pills! I then went to my family doctor and cried about what I'm going through and how sick i was! He at that time put me on Kenalog!!! I haven't looked back! I can say my Crohn's at this time is under control!!! Yay! I will deal with side effects to have my life back!!! F 36 2 years
40mg
6/6/2014
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 5  Asthma and severe allergies Facial redness, tachycardia only the first night. Thank gosh for Kenalog, my asthma is crazy in springtime AZ....I am so used to mouth breathing since my sinuses are so clogged, eyes reddened, another benefit is I have less IBS type symptoms and almost zero migraines. As a nurse, I hate taking meds, but this is a steroid, yes, but my reduction of symptoms and meds needed on a daily basis is AMAZING! Even less age related pain in my joints, back and feet... F 52
40 1X AN
5/24/2014

 1  Bulging discs in lower back I had one injection for lower back pain after suffering from 3 bulging discs i was told to expect a flare up of pain & then to be pain free for at least 6 months this wasn't the case i had no flare up after but i was only pain free for 3 weeks. What i wasn't told though was that my periods would be so badly messed up i bled from december 2 days after the injection until february i then missed march & have had light spotting all through april & may its a nightmare when you are trying to conceive aswell!! F 25 1 days
5/22/2014
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 1  Severe allergies Severe anxiety, palpitations, menstrual cramping, headache, shortness of breath, depression. I had just finished taking 5 days worth of prednisone (60 mg) a day for a "asthma cough." My doctor already knew I hated steroids and the way they make me feel but I couldn't stop coughing and wanted it to stop. Then my allergist basically talked me into getting the kenalog shot saying it was nothing like prednisone. Although I was hesitant I ended up doing it and am so upset with myself that I did. Two days after the shot I ended up in the ER with a 159/118 blood pressure reading and 120 pulse. F 26 1 days
40
5/2/2014
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 1  hip pain Thrush anxiety flushing F 50 1 days
20mg
3/28/2014

 1  Cervical Epidural in Neck C5-C6 PLEASE READ...I was told the possibility of side effects from using Kenalog for a cervical epidural was zero. HUGE MISTAKE on my part to have this done. I have very horrible pain so I went through with it. I'm 30 and have always had a normal period. I started bleeding 2 days after the injection and bled for 3 solid months..yes, 3 months! I noticed various size clots as well. I have been extremely tired since the injection and hungry. I also have grown facial hair (so mad about this one).....I am so upset other this injection. It has caused permanent damange that can not be changed. PLEASE do not let Drs use this on you. F 30 1 days
3/26/2014

 1  right knee pain I don't even know where to begin. I've had cortisone injections in my knee years ago with no side effects. This was my first kenalog injection I have ever received. The doctor did not warn me about the possibility of any side effects. I asked him and he said as long as I was healthy I would be ok. I felt like a million bucks after receiving the injection. I felt like I could do anything. Then I got my period 1/20 and it lasted until 2/13. And I had clots of all sizes, then just spotting. I had severe anxiety that mimicked heart attack symptoms, feeling of despair and a level of depression that I didn't know was humanly possible. Aches and pains everywhere, horrible muscle spasms in my left foot, tremors, blurry and dimmed vision, adrenal rush, ear popping, eye pressure problems, head pressure problems, sensitivity to medications I have never had problems with previously, cysts on my right ovary, and I also discovered that I have a fatty liver which I never had before. Bleeding gums, strange and painful sensations in my head and ears, back pain, worsening of knee pain, new joint pain, GI issues and the list goes on. I have been to 3 different hospitals in 6 weeks apx 21 times. Most MDs refuse to admit that this is from 1 kenalog injection but luckily I have cone across a few older doctors who have the experience to tell me it is likely that my problems are from this shot and that I should list it as a medical allergy. I am having some improvement aside from still hav F 36 1 days
1x 80mg
3/20/2014
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 1  injection for shoulder pain Within 5 days of the injection I experienced symptoms that I believed were a heart attack. BP was elevated an my heart was beating out of my chest. Contacted my dr and was told it was anxiety and was put on a beta blocker to. bring my heartrate down. It has been a month since the injection and I wish I had never done it, would rather deal with the pain. Would not recommend to anyone F 52 1 days
3/15/2014

 1  shoulder pain one shot in radiology by dr. was like poison to my body. everything much worse all over. stiffness and pain. and this is 7 weeks later. 83 1 days
1X D
2/27/2014

 1  Sacroiliac inflammation Very heavy and painful menstrual bleeding for 24 out of the last 38 days. I have never, ever been irregular in the last 35 years. Also, increase of preventricular contractions which are stronger than prior to the shot and frequent cramps in both feet. Called the doctor who said that heavy cycles like this aren't caused by this drug. Just irregular periods. Then why are so many women having this trouble? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23816843 F 46 1 days
40mg 1X AN
2/20/2014
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 1  back injections Facial hair growth Do not take it at all !!!!! F 2 days
80
2/13/2014

 1  Plantar fasciitis DO NOT TAKE THIS MED... I had 1 shot(40mg) for pain in my heal... Side effects continue after 8 weeks.. Namely, heart palpitations, night sweats, anxiety, depression, leg cramps etc. visited the ER at 4 weeks post shot for severe palpitations. I would NEVER EVER recommend this poison to anyone!. F 42 1 days
40mg
2/9/2014

 1  Treating Discoid Cutaneous Lupus Dents at the injection sites, achiness throughout my body on the day of the shot. Menstruation cycles have been out of control..I've been bleeding non stop for three months now with no end in sight. Doctor refuses to acknowledge that this drug is the cause. I will NEVER use this drug again and have warned others against ever using it. F 35 2 years
80
1/31/2014
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 5  scar tissue none i felt the exact same before and after the injection. there was noticeable improvement in my scar tissue after each injection F 31 1 days
no idea 1X M
1/27/2014

 1  Allergies Thin skin, would get little 'blood blisters' if I even bumped my arms, my dog could lay open my skin with a gentle swipe of her paw/claws. Constant bruises. Huge pits in both hips. I had one injection that hurt so bad that I still have pain (it was over a year ago). The pits are so deep and hurt. I've gotten even thinner hair, and have lost about 25 pounds since I stopped getting the shots. Fast forming/degenerating cataracts. I took these shots years ago for allergies and noticed that they also helped relieve the inflammation in all my joints, and with my degenerative disc disease, I'd feel a relief of the pain that I have everyday. I started taking the shots again when my allergies were really bad. This time around, I started seeing the really thin skin, but my doctor kept saying it couldn't be the shots. When I stopped the shots, my skin (mostly on my arms) don't bleed like they did over every little bump, but I still get the 'blood dots'. I'm going in for cataracts that formed quickly (in less than 7 months). I'd really like to see if there is some way to fix these pits in my hips. They hurt, and I've literally got no butt left. I've lost about 25 lbs in the last 4-6 months since I stopped getting the shots. F 56 2 years
1X O
1/23/2014
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 5  rheumatoid arthritis Its a wonder drug...within hours I was totally painfree! 1week after the injection and all is well! F 29 1 days
1/14/2014
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 1  bronchitis Grunting,tightness in chest, sucidal thoughts, brain fog, pounding sound in left ear, a feeling of adrenal rush for a month. Potassium and vitamin d deficiency...its been 3 months still auguring from pounding in ears .. F 34 1 days
1shot
1/10/2014

 1  Cervical Pain Heart palpitations, low blood pressure, pupil dilation for extended periods of time, leg cramps, night sweats, extreme migraine, moon face, thinning skin, distended abdomen, facial hair growth, severe hair loss on head, fatigue, anxiety, arms and legs atrophied, seizures I was give an injection for cervical pain after an accident. Within 5 days I was in the ER feeling like I got shot in the head. After 9 days, I was diagnosed with migraines and discharged. I continued to worsen and could not get any answers as to why "Not the Kenalog" was all I heard. Finally, three months after the injection, three hospitalizations later an Endocrinologist diagnosed me with Exogenous Cushings Syndrome as a result of the injection. My initial symptoms persisted for well over a year. Today I suffer from partial and gran-mal seizures. This drug has ruined my life. I am no longer able to function as a mother or employee. I am 36 and feel like someone in their 80's. Do not take this drug. It is not worth the risk. F 36 1 days
?80mg 1X O
1/4/2014
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 1  shoulder pain My email address is noodlz37gogetta@yahoo.com- i have posted previously and wanted to update. 7 months since my one & only injection. Still losing hair, having trouble sleeping w/ night sweats, anxiety & everything else i metioned along with low bp but rapid heartbeat. I encourage everyone to email me. Lets help each other!! F 28 1 times
80mg
1/1/2014

 1  pinched nerve and fibromyalgia' After the injection in my left buttocks, I started getting a hole caused from atrophy. It's now the size of a golf ball! Excessive sweating, racing heart, large ovarian cyst, period for 3 months straight, vomiting/upset stomach, vision problems, loss of all motor skills and feeling in my right arm, and now I'll need surgery to stop the atrophy from eating it's way to my pelvis bone. I've never had so much pain in my pelvis to the point it's unbareable. I have a product liability lawyer who is working on my case. If anyone would like to contact me back or consider a class action lawsuit, please email me back. It's been 3 months and I've heard horror stories as well as numerous class action lawsuits that were all won! Unfortunately, they still haven't taken this drug off the market!! F 31 1 days
2mg
12/22/2013
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 1  Bulging Neck Disc Bleeding, bleeding and bleeding! I took 2 shots 80mgs one week apart during the first two weeks in November. Started my period 4 days late on 11/25 and it's 12/21 and I still have my period with heavy bleeding, cramping, depression, IBS flare ups. I specifically asked my doctor were there any side effects and he said no. When I called back complaining about prolonged periods he suddenly remembered it was a side effect for women. This has shattered my life and I warn you not to take it. Deal with the pain or try alternative meds. I am so depressed, tired and irritable from such a messed up cycle. Doctors and pharm companys needs their azz whipped for this! F 37
80mg 2X M
12/21/2013
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 1  Back pain epidural injection 3 days after body weakness no sleep confusion fluid retention very bad leg pains and body pains.Hyper alert too much cortisone cushing rapid heart anxiety All symptoms got far worse Drs no help.8 months later my life was ruined.Sleeping is difficult I have stomach bowel gallbladder problems damaged a tendon in my foot as even my feet were full of fluid.I can''t eat healthy foods infarct there very little I can eat without pain, my bowels don't work.I still have burning body muscle pain. It has taken my life away from me and gave me many health problems I didn't have before the drug.Not worth risking you health to be one of the unlucky one's that have problems cause by a drugs that can be to toxic for your body.It destroyed my health.Nealy 3 years since I had it and my body is destroyed I know if I had not had it I wouldn't have any of these many health problems. it destroyed my whole body system. F 51
1X D
12/3/2013
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 1  chronic pain and inflammation in kn It was an injection by the doctor of Kenalog and 2 mg od lidocain . within 2 hours I had severe pain Worse pain than IVE ever had! It INCREASED not decreased the Inflammation in not only my knee but my quadricep mmuscls and calves. The pain was so severe, I couldn't walk or stand. Range of motion decreased significantly more tha 80 %.I felt pain in my bone of the knee cap. I could not completely straighten my leg or bend it more than 30 degrees. Headachwe and nausea. I would never recommend this to anyone. Very dangerous with many adverse affects from taking it one single time. I am still waiting to see if an infection occurs and how much worse the swelling becomes ot how long it will take to have the intended eff3ct of DECREASED INFLAMMATION and pain. F 48 1 days
3cc
11/15/2013
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 1  inflamed sinus 1X SEVERE SINUS DRAINAGE, WENT TO EMERGENCY ROOM TWICE DUE TO ALLERGY TO YEAST INFECTION FROM SHOT AND PANIC ATTACKS. RAPID HEART BEAT AND HIGH PULSE. DIZZINESS VERY DANGEROUS DRUG. Please please read all info before considering taking. Hopefully more will speak up so that the doctors are not as quick to give! F 63 11 weeks
40 mg 1X D
11/11/2013
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 3  surgery scar on abdomen longer menstrual cycle, developed 9cm ovarian cyst some skin atrophy; bleached skin around scar area the scar flattened F 34
1X D
11/10/2013
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 3  Sinus infection with inflammation Continued, heavy menstrual bleeding with clots and cramping. Likely cause of an anovulatory cycle resulting in a 4 cm+ cyst. Prior to injection cycles normal every 28 days, predictable to the hour and last 5-7 days, with second day being moderate flow. Normal period started on time 3 weeks after injection. Stopped for a day and started again, getting progressively heavier. Blood loss was significant enough to cause dizziness and paleness. Went to OB/gyn - pelvic US done. Birth control pills have slowed down the bleeding, but it continues after two and a half weeks. F 43 1 days
1X D
11/1/2013

 1  bronchitis Tightness of chest F 34 1 days
10/18/2013

 1  shoulder pain Too many to list! The most concerning is atrophy at injection site, major hair loss that is still coming out in clumps, period went crazy i.e. bleeding black blood every 2weeks, depression with thoughts of suicide, insomnia, blurred vision, nerve damage, weight loss, & terrible night sweats. Its been 4 months since my injection and ive lost about a third of my hair and it still continues to fall out by the handful. Does anyone know what i can do to help? I take so many vitamins i cant take them all at once or ill be sick. Doctor never told me of potential side effects and denied that kenalog is responsible for what has happened to my body. If anyone has found a lawyer or has information about a class action lawsuit. Please contact me. F 28
80 mg 1X D
10/5/2013
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 2  Anokosing Spondilitis I feel really depressed. I was fine and dandy before the injection. I have cronic pain. The Kenolog has not helped me reduce any of my pain and stiffness. M 45 1 days
40
9/11/2013

 1  Back, neck, SI, piriformus Cushings, steroid withdrawal syndrome, orthstatic, hypothyroid, magnesium, potassium, folate deficiency. Tinnitus. Anxiety/weeping. Irregular bleeding. Acne, hair loss, myopathy, myalgias, neuropathy. Rosacia, low BP, burning pain all over. Teeth turned grey. Dry peeling skin. Burning mouth syndrome. Fasiculations. Parathesia. Increased eye pressures. PTC. More to list. F 44 2 months
16 inject
8/29/2013

 1  Trauma induced arthritis Abnormal periods just as others described. Dealing with large ovarian cyst on injection side that was never there before, headaches, nausea, mood swings. Some effects are wearing off after 3 months with the exception of painful cyst on ovary. May need hormones to regulate, never had any of these symptoms prior to injection. F 46 3 months
40 mg 1X O
8/19/2013
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 1  spinal stenosis insomnia, blurry vision, eye pain, lack of concentration, depression, constant menstrual bleeding for 8 months, skin thinning/easily bruising, digestive problems, cramping everywhere, hair loss. all continuing 8 months after injections. To those doctors who claim to have never heard of serious long-term side effects caused by particulate steroids including Kenalog, this is total BS. The documentation is out these, both anecdotal accounts from countless suffering patients and medical papers. Problem is the corticosteroid industry is so massively lucrative, those involved - injection doctors, manufacturers - are part of a cover-up that pretends these drugs are low-risk, essentially safe. It's criminal. For more reviews: http://orthopedics.about.com/b/2008/10/11/side-effects-of-cortisone-shots.htm F 40
80 2X M
8/13/2013

 1  L4-L5 Received shot and was told no side effects and would see 50% improvement. I saw zero improvement, now have leg and hip pain that was not present before. Face flushing constant. In 2012 the FDA and the drug manufacturer said NOT to use in epidural shots. The doctors are using this off label. Had I known this I would never ever had this poison put in me. This can be in your body for up to 12 months. Doing whatever it pleases. F 53
1X O
8/13/2013

 1  Severe allergies and migraines Please help!!! I had a Kenalog injection in my left hip about 4 weeks ago. It did nothing- except give me hot flashes, sweating, worsening daily migraines- and horrible atrophy. Here's the thing: my RIGHT hip has a peach sized crater and bruise, a crater forming under right buttock, and one forming on the front of my right leg! The left side really hurts and can barely be touched. I have FM and am scared this could disable me! Has anyone else experienced this? F 39 1 times
40 MG
7/18/2013
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 1  suspected psoriatic arthritis Mood swings, blurred vision, nausea, very heavy and very long menstrual periods, bled for 9 weeks with only a few day break. Had this injection in April, since then almost constant periods, and about a month later very lethargic, tired, depressed, also blurred/irritable eyes. Feeling absolutely fed up. Was given to see if I had psoriatic arthritis, because not worked concluded I haven`t. Feel like I`ve been experimented on! F 36 1 years
1X O
7/4/2013

 1  was given in hip for chronic pain F 50 1 days
40mg
6/7/2013

 1  epidural injections for back pain 7 months later and blurred vision, eyes hurt, rash, constant headache, cramping everywhere, can't sleep. Side effects immediately after injections. When will they go away?!!! Nasty drug. This is miserable. Do your homework before getting injected with this. Manufacturer warns Kenalog not supposed to be used for epidural injections so why do doctors still do this? Check out: http://orthopedics.about.com/b/2008/10/11/side-effects-of-cortisone-shots.htm M 33 1 days
80 mg 2X D
5/28/2013

 1  Severe allergies Heavy menstrual flow, large clots, cramps. Ended my last period on 5/16 (for seven days), started again yesterday, 5/23. Started having cramps in my foot after shot, they usually last about 10 minutes, not something I had before. My doctor told me the one side effect would be that it might bring my period down a day or two, that I could deal with. To go from a normal four day period with a normal flow to a seven day, heavy flow is not normal, to have it happen again a week later is not acceptable. For women, I'd think twice about taking this shot and ask your doctor is there is an alternative. F 41
1X D
5/24/2013
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 1  allergies Too many side effects to list including blurred vision, extreme cramping all over, insomnia, weight gain, hair loss, rashes, menstrual issues - all lasted over a year. The most horrible medical experience. Beware corticosteroids. Doctors pretend they are virtually risk free, but they can cause serious, frightening side effects. F 37 1 days
40 1X O
5/23/2013

 5  eczema No side effects, no indentation at injection site. I get an injection once a year for eczema and it is amazing. I am usually itch free for about 7 months. An added bonus is that two years ago when I had the shot for my eczema I had severe pain from plantar fasciitis. A few days after the shot all the pain from the plantar fasciitis was gone. I have an appointment tomorrow. I will get my fourth annual shot for eczema because it is back. The plantar fasciitis has not returned. The kenalog injection has given me back my life. F 63 3 times
1X AN
5/20/2013
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 4  severe allergies 30 day menstrual bleed. Some fatigue. Small dent but only twice out of 8 years. F 44 8 years
40
5/17/2013
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 5  allerallergies None F 24 2 times
5/5/2013

 1  Elbow injection Dizziness, headache, nausea, still continuing after 3wks from date of injection. Pain in elbow is back even more now. First day after injection was amazing, even felt euphoric, then horrible crash with dizziness, mood swings. No mood swings after the first week just left with dizziness and headache and more elbow pain. Can't drive. Was told there are no side effects from this. Had I known I would not have had this done. F 40 1 days
1 cc
4/30/2013

 3  Seasonal allergies I got the shot in my butt cheek. The area is still sore after 3 weeks. I am allergy free and tell myself that the sore butt bone is worth it, the doctors don't tell you the side effects so I don't know if i will be sore for 6 months or 2 days! I was told as long as the injection spot looks fine that I am ok F 35 3 weeks
1 shot
4/3/2013
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 1  lumbar, pain Headache, dizziness, flushing, blurred vision, vomiting, sharp pain s in stomach nauseated, cramping on both feet up to shin. Started menstrual period, after months.. This drug is so dangerous.. How long do these last? F 49 2 days
4/3/2013
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 1  Knee osteoarthritis Pains in stomach loose stools then constipated bleed after being dry for ten years just never helped me at all F 57 1 days
30
3/2/2013

 1  pulled muscle in neck indentation of right hip, pain, focus problems, depression, and blurred vision 2 days ago I noticed a large dent on my right buttock/hip from 1 injection I had 2 months ago for a pulled muscle in my neck. I have noticed increased focus problems and depression/anxiety but I just thought it was from stress from work and home. Now that the dent appeared along with pain at the injection site and after doing a lot of research, it is ALL related to the Kenalog. I am so frustrated and would have never had the medicine if I was notified of the risks first. F 34 1 days
40mg 1X D
11/30/2012
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 1  spine injection for back pain Pain all over, insomnia, menstrual irregularities, hair loss, weight gain, dizziness - all persist 6 months after injection. This is a very potent drug w/many potentially serious (even life threatening) side effects. A doctor recently told me that corticosteroids cause more side effects than any other medication. The 11.13.12 reviewer who seems to consider this a miracle drug and says "most of the comments I read are nonsense," is incredibly uninformed and sounds like a rep. for Bristol-Myers, Squibb, the manufacturer. Corticosteroids can successful reduce pain for many people, but many others suffer long-term, debilitating side effects. F 35 1 days
80 1X D
11/14/2012

 5  knee pain bone on bone absolutly no side effects Most of the comments I read are nonsense. I have taken a kenelog shot in both knees every three months for six years. The medicine works wonders in eliminating the pain. I have bone on bone knees. It works for six to seven weeks. wished it would work a bit longer between shots. A wonder drug. Love it. M 80 6 years
1X D
11/13/2012
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 1  lower back pain flushing, suicidal thoughts, despair, nausea, collapsed It's only been a week and I'm horrified after reading other experiences of what may still come, but here's how it's been so far. First night I felt flushing (normal). Woke up next morning suicidal and hopeless and unable to control my crying. Felt fine later as day went on. Woke up 2 days later - everything fine. Then midday, within an hour I felt flush, nausea, burning like hot water feeling in chest (which I thought may be anxiety and I thought nausea was because I needed to eat. ) I went into a restaurant and felt strange but couldn't describe it and wrote it off then next thing I now I collapsed onto the floor. I wasn't dizzy, it was like my brain and body stopped communicating and I couldn't sit up I was completely limp. I also had a hard time articulating words. Spent 4.5 hours in ER with tests all around heart issues. My heart was FINE. It was the Kenalog and when I told the doctor that he wrote me off. I called my own doctor who had given me the shot and spoke with his assistant who also wrote me off and said to see my PCP because collapsing was not caused by Kenalog. I beg to differ. I was fine BEFORE the shot! I still feel like gumby (weak) legs at times. Seems to be getting better but I have been a wreck. I will NEVER get this shot again. F 42 1 days
40 mg 1X D
11/8/2012
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 1  Treatment of Poison Ivy(2X in 2Yrs) Extended period without apparent cause, in one case bleeding almost 90 days with varied heaviness one year ago 2011. Sleep difficulties include difficulty staying asleep, often impossible to get back to sleep and frequent mild nausea, which comes and goes. Second dose in April 2012 (was unaware of Kenalog conerns until now) and 5 months later (Sept) have dent in left buttocks, increasing in size and sesitivity. Sleep and nausea difficulties continue, as does some blurriness of sight that appears to have emerged out of nowhere, also lack of focus is area of extreme concern, a sharp contrast to my background and profession. Now have bruise like pain on dent as well as weakness/pain in depths under dent - likely hip/leg bone when bearing weight walking up stairs. Unsure how long effects will continue, or whether they will worse. Delayed reaction makes me wonder if/when things could deteriorate further.... WOULD NOT RECOMMEND - WISH I HAD KNOWN IN TIME TO AVOID SECOND INJECTION. F 47 1 days
1X D
10/23/2012
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 1  Shoulder pain Anxiety, depression, insomnia, racing heart, light-headiness, loss of appetite, weight loss, burning sensation on extremities, low tolerance for cold Sent to ER after 6 hours of the shot with heart attack syndromes. Several other specialist visits and blood works didn't show any abnormalities but symptoms persists for 5 month now. My doctor didn't informed me about the possible horrible side-effects neither even disclosed what type of drug did he inject into my shoulder. Please be careful using this drug, the side-effects could be way more extreme that the original cause. Check out my blog if possible and allowable to post it here. http://kenalogneveragain.wordpress.com M 42 1 days
10 1X D
9/11/2012
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 1  misdiagnosis of spine impingement Severe, debilitating pain in all extremities 7 months after injections. Pain began immediately following injections and was never experienced before injections. Consulted with many doctors who either flatly denied any connection to Kenalog or are clueless about the side effects of this potent medication. Other side effects, some of which have resolved: menstrual irregularity, insomnia, extreme fatigue, easy bruising, muscle loss, weight loss, hair loss. Google article “Understanding Potential Complications Of Epidural Steroid Injections: Practitioners need to understand and educate their patients regarding the full scope of potential side effects that can occur when receiving epidural steroids” The article states in part: “Despite the indisputable rise in the number of pain interventions, little has been written about the potential side effects of administering steroids into the epidural space. In fact, many premier textbooks allocate only a couple of pages to exploring glucocorticoid mechanism of action and then only briefly mention potential side effects. This lack of understanding has led many practitioners to naïvely view steroids as benign drugs without fully comprehending the broad scope of potential side effects that can occur when steroids are injected into the epidural space . . . To understand the full scope of complications that can arise from epidural administration of glucocorticoids, it is necessary not only to understand the technical/mechanical complications that occur with needle placement, but also to grasp the role of pharmacokinetics, steroid particulate size, and, most importantly, how glucocorticoids affect every organ system. F 44 6 weeks
200 4X O
8/7/2012

 1  bulging discs in neck and lumbar Update from 2/18/12 and 4/27/12: side effects of apparent nerve irritation persist with pain in all extremities. Also, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, loss of muscle and weight loss. Have been doing a lot of research since MDs are apparently clueless about the side effects of the drugs they most frequently prescribe and have no interest in problem solving. For those with an indentation from soft tissue injections, find medical article "Treatment of Local, Persistent Cutaneous Atrophy Following Corticosteroid Injection with Normal Saline Infiltration" by PETER R. SHUMAKER, MD, JAGGI RAO, MD, AND MITCHEL P. GOLDMAN, MD. Apparently, saline infiltration which is easy to do, works to fix the indentation (but good luck finding a doctor who has heard of this); you should be able to find the abstract for the article online and the paper at a medical school library. A good dermatologist should know about this technique or be willing to investigate it for you. For other issues such as muscle weakness, extreme fatigue, nerve issues, get your adrenal glands checked by a GOOD endocrinologist. Corticosteroids are known to interfere with adrenal gland function which can result in a host of uncomfortable to debilitating symptoms. F 44 6 weeks
200 mg 4X O
7/17/2012

 5  Back pain Great medication.No side effects. Feel great!!! Pharmacodynamics/Kinetics Distribution: Vd: 99.5 L Protein binding: ~68% Half-life elimination: Biologic: 18-36 hours Time to peak: I.M.: 8-10 hours Excretion: Urine (~40%); feces (~60%) Use of UpToDate is subject to the Subscription and License Agreement. F 40 1 days
80 mg 1X D
7/11/2012

 4  Allergies None I've had allergies all my life. This year was looking to be a bad one for hayfever as symptoms started in January instead of April. I've had many friends recommend Kenalog and decided to try it this year. It worked wonders but I'm now taking Allegra as I think the effectiveness is starting to wane. Hopefuuly so is the hayfever season. I will try this again next year if needed. F 62 60 days
1X O
7/1/2012

 5  allergies It's awesome for allergy. I am breathing. M 29 1 days
6/18/2012

 4  Severe Pollen Allergy/ Hayfever None I have to cry with my GP before they will agree to administer. First had Kenalog-40 2 years ago after crashing my car from falling asleep whilst driving taking usual hayfever treatments. GP refused to give it to me last year. Given to me this season. 1 shot lasts the whole pollen season. Worried about the reported longterm effects but without Kenalog my summer is not worth living F 35
40 1X O
6/11/2012

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