The Horrific Side Effects of Getting Cortisone Injections

Insomnia

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Insomnia is one of the most common side effects of cortisone, as reported by forty to fifty percent of cortisone patients in some studies. Steroids such as cortisone can have a strong effect on the adrenal glands, responsible for regulating the body’s level of adrenaline. Too much adrenaline can cause sleeplessness and restlessness, a common cause of insomnia for many individuals on corticosteroids. To avoid insomnia associated with cortisone injections, injections should be scheduled as early in the day as possible.

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