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How soon is too soon?

Posted by cindyp on 9/08/00 at 15:48 (027587)

Had a cortizone shot 30 Aug. Want me to come back Monday 11 Sept. Is that too soon?

Re: How soon is too soon?

DR. Biehler on 9/08/00 at 19:16 (027621)

It is not to soon to see how you are doing. If you showed improvment, it is then a value judgment whether or not to get another shot ( that is only if the cortizone is short acting) . If it is long acting cortizone you don't want a shot for over a month and then you probably shoudn't need another one.

Re: How soon is too soon?

cindyp on 9/08/00 at 23:33 (027660)

Short acting and long acting? The difference?

Re: How soon is too soon?

Dr. Biehler on 9/09/00 at 06:59 (027682)

Short acting lasts a few days. Long acting last a month.Short acting is a phosphate and is water soluable. The long acting is an acetate and takes a long time to breack down. There are some there are a mix of both and they come in different strenghts. This you have to discuss with your doctor.

Re: How soon is too soon?

DR. Biehler on 9/08/00 at 19:16 (027621)

It is not to soon to see how you are doing. If you showed improvment, it is then a value judgment whether or not to get another shot ( that is only if the cortizone is short acting) . If it is long acting cortizone you don't want a shot for over a month and then you probably shoudn't need another one.

Re: How soon is too soon?

cindyp on 9/08/00 at 23:33 (027660)

Short acting and long acting? The difference?

Re: How soon is too soon?

Dr. Biehler on 9/09/00 at 06:59 (027682)

Short acting lasts a few days. Long acting last a month.Short acting is a phosphate and is water soluable. The long acting is an acetate and takes a long time to breack down. There are some there are a mix of both and they come in different strenghts. This you have to discuss with your doctor.