I’m on a cortisone awareness crusade! It’s essential that all people with bipolar disorder and the family, friends and health care professionals who care for those with bipolar disorder understand the facts behind the shots!
You would not believe the horror stories I’ve heard from people with bipolar disorder who had cortisone shots. This is also a common theme I hear from my family member and partner coaching clients.
- Full blown euphoric manic episodes.
- Aggressive dysphoric manic episodes that lead to jail.
- Suicidal depression and hospitalization.
…. one series of shots can cause severe mood swings even if a person has been stable for years. Prednisone for swelling due to a head injury or asthma and the ever present testosterone treatments for ‘men over 50′ have the same risks as cortisone shots.
This is why I am so adamant that those with bipolar try everything to treat an injury, before they take the risky move of getting a cortisone shot.
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