Sinusitis is a painful condition that affects the tissues in the lining of your sinus cavities. It can be very uncomfortable with symptoms of pressure, headaches, facial pain, and stuffiness. Steroid shots are used when home remedies and antibiotics do not work. They can quickly reduce severe inflammation to help your body heal and recover. The effects of one shot are "short-term" and side-effects minimal with only one injection. Read on to see when the doctor may use this treatment, side-effects to watch out for, and other home remedies that may bring you quick relief.
I can see why you switched doctors. Taking prednisone for 20 years is like "putting nails in your own coffin" my doc told me. Prednisone only "masks" the pain and doesn't improve your condition. Debbie, sounds like your new doc is doing the right thing by gradually decreasing your dosage. After all these years, hopefully, your adrenal glands will kick back in and start doing their job again. You really should be in the hospital so you can be monitored while tapering off for taking the drug for such a long period of time. Good luck!!!