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Could trigger point injections cause brain injury or stroke?

I had trigger point injections about a month ago. During the procedure I felt funny; like I was light headed. I even told them that i felt loopy , drunk. I have had trigger point injection before and never ever felt like that before. Now I have to think about what I m going to say, lose my train of thought, My boyfriend says he noticed a difference in my thought process. He says that I could have had a stoke. Could I have had some sort of brain injury, and is this permanent? Laurie
Mon, 19 Dec 2016
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Hello!

Thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms do not seem to be related to any possible stroke.

But, the absorption of the injected substance may have caused this symptomatology.

I recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some blood lab tests:

- complete blood count
- blood electrolytes
- thyroid hormone levels.

Hope to have been helpful!

Kind regards, Dr. Aida
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Could trigger point injections cause brain injury or stroke?

Hello! Thank you for asking on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms do not seem to be related to any possible stroke. But, the absorption of the injected substance may have caused this symptomatology. I recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and some blood lab tests: - complete blood count - blood electrolytes - thyroid hormone levels. Hope to have been helpful! Kind regards, Dr. Aida