steroid injections ??

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Hi all, quick question ....due worsening arthritis in my wrist i am contemplating having steriod injections, does anyone know if they might worsen my kidney funtion which is presently at 18%. Thanks  Andy.

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    Andy, steroids can be prescribed for certain kidney problems, so I wouldn't have thought they would worsen your kidney function.  I have a sole kidney and reduction function but was on oral steroids for nearly 7 years for an autoimmune condition without worsening my kidney function.
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    Hi,

    Do you mean corsidone injections this is what I suspect you mean and as they are no way related to the type or oral steriods you will be fine.  I had two in my elbow and they didn't affect my function at all.  I suppose the best way to explain it is that I can't take ibuprofen but I can use ibuleave rub.  Hope this helps

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      Even oral steroids are fine with CKD, Helen - I know 'cos I had to take them for a few years,  Injected steroids are obviously also ok as they go straight into the blood stream therefore avoiding the organs.

      Ibuprofen is a no-no for anyone suffering from kidney disease - it's even a risk taken long term for those without kidney disease.  My CKD was diagnosed after around 7 months on low dose Ibuprofen in spite of the consultant I was under at the time knowing that I had a sole kidney!cry

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      Hi,

      Thanks for that however please re read my post as I was trying to explain that oral steriods and cortizone injections are totaly different and the injections are not steriods per say.  They used to be steriod injections they are not called that anymore.  Regarding ibuprofen I stated that you can't take the tablets with kidney problems but you can use the rub asI have been prescribed this it was aimed at trying to explain the difference obviously I wasn't as clear as I had hoped sorry x

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      Helen, certainly no need for any apologies - it can all get somewhat confusing sometimes.

      However, cortisone injections are steroids - does the following make it clearer:

      "Cortisone is a type of steroid, and this term, “cortisone” is used nowadays to mean many types of different steroid injections.  In actuality, there are different steroid drugs your doctor may provide, such as Depomedrol (methylprednisolone) and Kenalog (triamcinolone).  These are long acting steriods commonly used for pain injections."

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      Thanks for your help ladies, I think I'll take the risk and go ahead with the injections. Hopefully they will stay in the site of the inflammation and not go into my bloodstream as then they would obviously go through my kidneys too! I've actually been very naughty and taken a few ibuprofen as my lack of mobility in the wrist was getting me down.... Stupid really I know!
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      Hi Andy and all who so graciously answered questions for me.

      If you have not used Salon Pas for pain, give it (them) a try.  They are simply patches with some kind of pain relief in them.  They work wonders for me and people I have told about them.  I often wake up with nerve pain in my legs and/or feet. I apply a Salon Pas patch over the painful area and it is quickly and miraculously gone.  My daughter has a shoulder that they have also helped.

      Margene

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