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Several bulged discs in neck, pricking pains and tingling in stomach, arms and legs. Taken epidural shot. Normal?

I have several bulged discs in my neck and had my second epideral sterroid shot on Monday to reduce the inflimation. Prior to the shot sometimes my left arm felt like it was tingling and had pins and neelds. Now my right arm, both legs, my face, and my stomach have pins and needles and are tingling. Is this normal? I am also taking Soma and Percocet and have taken my normal doseage today. The symptoms started Wednesday (2 days after injection) and have gotten worse.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM
This is the most common side effect of epidural steroid injection known as cortisone flare. It can cause a brief period of pain worse than before the shot.
Do not worry,this usually lasts a day or two and is best treated by icing the area.
I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 17 Sep 2013
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