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Taken cortisone injection. Headache, flushing of face. How long can I expect my period?

I received a cortisone injection last Tuesday, which also happened to be the 2nd day of my period. As of today I still have my period and have had a headache since I received the shot. I do get flushing of the face, and don t feel well for few days everytime I get the shot. I ve been getting them for about 6yrs in my ankle. I m wondering how long I can expect to have my period? This is nuts! Usually it messes me up by delaying my period, However, I never got a shot while having my period. HELP!
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Hi welcome to health care magic forum, Intra synovial injection of cortisone should be given exactly in side the synovial sac. and should not be continued so long as 6 years. It steroids are absorbed into the circulation , they will show the systemic side effects. If you have either hypertension or diabetis you may have such symptoms as flushing and head ache.
Delay in stopping of the period has nothing to do with the injection. In fact it has the property to stop the bleeding.
I advise you to consult a physician to exclude the hypertension and diabetis and to consult an orthopedic surgeon to find out the suitable way of treatment for in place of steroid injection.
I also advise you to follow some diet recommendations to avoid joint pains, avoid taking potato, tomato, cauli flower , coconut, egg , chicken, and sea foods.
dont worry you will be fine soon. Thanks for calling.
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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