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Cortisone shots and depression

Posted by WendiW on 9/03/01 at 23:23 (058975)

I was given a cortisone shot for one of my heel spurs last week. Granted, I have been feeling a little down because of the related pain, but shortly after the shot, within just a few hours in fact, I definitely noticed symptoms of depression coming on. Could this be related to the injection? Thanks for your help. Wendi

Re: Cortisone shots and depression

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/05/01 at 18:25 (059149)

It is a possible side effect. Usually transient in nature.
Ed

Re: Cortisone shots and depression

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/05/01 at 18:25 (059149)

It is a possible side effect. Usually transient in nature.
Ed