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Can cortisone injection cause a funny taste in mouth numbness?

Posted in Cortisone over 8 years ago, 25 replies

I receive a cortisone injection for bursitis in the shoulder and ever since my food does not taste the same like a bad taste in my mouth is this possible. And even sometimes feels like numbness in my tounge. please help.I had my injection 5 days ago and i have noticed this taste since i got the injection.
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Dear Catherine,
I didn't know if it was a symptom of the cortisone (or one of the antihistamines I am taking)or rather a symptom of my allergy to cumin, but I too have experienced numbness/tingling in my tongue, lips and mouth/nose area. I had a huge cortisone injection on July 9th when my colleagues called in the paramedics because I had massive hives and was having trouble breathing (angioedema)following exposure to cumin. Since then, I have been on oral cortisone (prednisone) to combat hives and swelling of the windpipe. Weight gain, water retention, and dry mouth are on-going side effects, but since I also take 2 antihistamines daily, some of these side effects can be attributed to them rather than to the prednisone. Weird taste, yes, that too, but I believe it comes from the dry mouth symptom. The numbness/tingling lasted about 3 weeks. However, there was another side effect, which I attribute directly to the cortisone injection. About 24 hours following the injection, I experienced horrible abdominal cramping (similar to contractions in labor), heart palpitations, shivering and a cold sweat. This came on in the middle of the night and lasted for about an hour. Did this happen to you too? Have you received any other answers to your question? I'm interested of course... Best regards,
Lisa
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Ok, I got 2 steroid injections 1 1/2 weeks ago and since have had dry mouth really bad. There have been no changes in my medications or anything else that would attribute to this issue. I went to the Dr yesterday and they were not able to figure out any reason as to why I had dry mouth. They were suspicious of the shots though and wanted me to go see an ENT if it didn't get better. Like the person above, my tongue feels numb in places and I have a lack in taste. One idea the Dr had was that maybe the shot elavated my blood sugar which may be the reason for the dry mouth. All speculation at this point. They were baffled.
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I received cortisone injections (2) in my elbow for bursitis on Wednesday afternoon. By early evening I was nauseaus and had horrible taste in my mouth. I only slept 2 hours the night after the injections. I felt like I had drank 10 cups of coffee, jittery, heart palpitations and anxious. My doctor's office said they had never heard of any above reactions. Thank you for the previous posts as I thought I was losing my mind. My symptons have dissapated and I was able to sleep a litte more last night. Bad taste is gone. It is now exactly two days since injections.
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I take Toprol XL 25 mg for palpitations and Cozaar 50mg for hypertention. 2 days ago I received a corticosteroid injection in my right knee for tendinitis. The next afternoon started having palpitations and has continued to the 3rd day so far. Will this stop? I know that Depomedrol injections are time released over 10 day period because I've had them before with no side effects like these. Can you please advise with some information please?
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I just have to say that I was surprised that this was the only website I found which acknowledged the possibility that injectible cortisone (not sure which drug was used for both of my knees) could (potentially?) cause numbness of the tongue and loss of taste sense. Surprised, and happy. I thought I was losing my mind; either that, or I was having a mini-stroke of some kind. I had two injections seven days ago. The mouth numbness and loss of taste started within 48 hours of the injections. I have no answers, but, I'm happy to hear that I'm not the only one this has happened to. - OH! And, as for GI upset, I can throw intense stomach cramping into the mix as well.
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i got two shots on 2-20 all my food including water taste naste, i hope those go away fast
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I got two cortisone shots on March 7, one in each shoulder. Lack of taste and increased numbness in my mouth and tongue have been increasing ever since. Food tastes like nothing. Anyone know if this decreases over time?
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After checking out posts made after mine, it seems that cortisone injections can/do cause cause numbness of the tongue and loss of taste sense. It's been approximately 1.5 months since I've had one injection per knee (so, two). I have to admit that I still experience that/those side effects; however, the sensation (or lack thereof) is not constant. SO happy about that.
As for GI upset, the 'intense stomach cramping' seemed to go away after one-and-a-half weeks.
The only other side effect that bugs me are small 'pangs' of pain, medial sides of both knees which typically occurs if my knees are bent but does not happen every day / all of the time. They don't last very long. Not sure what the heck that is!
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May I ask how long ur stomach cramping lasted. Mine is upper middle and to the rt upper. Feels like I've been punched. I'm very worried
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I received a cortizone shot a couple days ago...im experiencing dry mouth and some pain in my lower body...does anyone else?? I also had the same symptoms in the past when i recieved a cortizone injection
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I received a cortizone shot a couple days ago...im experiencing dry mouth and some pain in my lower body...does anyone else?? I also had the same symptoms in the past when i recieved a cortizone injection
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I had a cortisone injection to my right shoulder and after a week of toughing out waves of anxiety, palpitations nightsweats, insomnia and least of all no sense of taste I admitted defeat and the GP prescibed Diazepam and Im now off work for a week to try redress my heightened anxiety state.
I too had laments of this being very unusual. The injection has work beautifully on the ahoulder which is now pain free for the first time in a year.
I would probably have it again but with a back up in place. I feel the discomfort i have experienced is less that that of surgery
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I had two cortisone injections two weeks ago and my tongue is still numb and mouth dry with bad taste.I also broke out in hives all over and on top of the anxiety I had feelings of anger for no reason. Stomach cramps topped off the list of fun. But my shoulder does feel alot better.
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I recieved a cortisone shot in my right shoulder in august. I experienced all Kind of weird symptoms since then. Tongue tingling,lips then burning in mouth. Left ARM began twitching, then pain, legs shaking, hear tingling. Went For mri, it showed Some bulged disc, that is it. Have been tested For everything inferir the sun...cortisone? I think so...
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I am so glad that I am not the only one suffering from all these symptoms after receiving two cortisone injections in my knees last week. My mouth went dry and felt numb and my taste as diminished. I also experienced stomach cramps and nausea for a few hours. I've have trouble sleeping for the last few days and my heart is racing and palpitating and keeping me awake. Hope these go away. I sure like the way those shots took away the pain in my knees though. It might be worth it all. We'll see.
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I too got a cortisone injection 2 weeks ago. I got sores in my mouth and they healed but since then I have been experiencing annoying dry mouth symptoms! I thought it was maybe because I burned my mouth a little on coffee. I hope this goes away soon! It's very uncomfortable. I'm supposed to go for a booster in 3 weeks. Will ask my DR. about it...
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I got a cortisone shot in each knee on Monday. Wednesday I had lost all taste. Nothing tastes good. Nice to know I am not the only one. I never got two shots before therefore never experienced this before. I hope it doesn't last too long. Couldn't sleep the first night either.
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I got a cortisone shot in my spine 5 days ago and my taste buds are really screwed up. Even water has a funny taste -- hope this doesn't last too long.
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I had cervical injection on Monday and today is Saturday. I have severe upper abdominal pain. Like I've been punched in the gut repeatedly Started on Thursday. Lots of belching. White tongue and numbness. Ears stuffy. Just awful. Also a low grade fever. Please anyone have this happen. I know it's from the injection. My major concern is the stomach pains. Almost unbearable
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It has been a year for me. Noone will 2say it is from the shot. Good luck.
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well, I also had a corticoid injection four days ago and, since then, I'm experiencing insomnia and feeling my mouth really dry and my tongue is still numb, also.

do your have any idea for how long will those symptoms persist?

I'm sorry to bother and thank you!
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No bother....i am 13 months and still have mouth burning and weitd sesation on side of face
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I had a cortisone shot in my left hip almost 2 weeks ago, I had flushing, red face, red eyes, headache, which all past, however, my tongue is dry and my taste buds seem effected as NOTHING tastes good now.....I do not take any medications and nothing else in my life has changed, only the cortisone shot which was a first.....do not like this lack of taste.
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After I had my cortisone shot in the knee I had the same effect in my mouth, a little feeling of numbness and a metallic taste to all my food. It lasted about a week and a half. Toward the end though, it did seem to improve every day.

I also experienced night sweats and some stomach cramps for a few days. I did get relief from the shot, so I'm pleased in that regard.
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Had a cortisone injection in my shoulder. Caused havoc with my sense of smell, taste and touch. For about 3 days it hurt if any part of my body was touched. Insomnia for one night but nausea for about 3 days. All good after that, especially my shoulder so would do again.
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