Not really sure if there is a connection here but I had two separate dogs of two separate breeds get cortisone shots for the disks in their backs, now the 1st dog (mini schnauzer) was fine for over a year after, until he started having seizures. The vet then gave him another shot for the swelling in the brain and he passed away a little less than 2 wks later. Now about a week ago my 2nd dog (American bulldog/pitbull mix) she is 13 yrs old and I noticed her having difficulty with her back legs. The vet also said it was her disks and gave her a shot and a prescription for methocarbamol. Then a week later she has a stroke. Please tell me if there seems to be a connection here. He also gave her another shot for the swelling in her brain after the stroke. I would really like to know if I am making a mistake going to this guy.
I was expecting preemies when I found out I was having twins (just because of previous PTL and HR twins), so was able to do a little research. My OB originally told me I would be able to get the prophalytic steroid shots to prevent PTL, but my MFM doc told me it didn't help with twins, so I wouldn't get them. Those are the steroids I read about causing harm in the long run, but the research is limited and I don't think anything has been proven. I think the school of thought is that it's better to take the chance with the steroids, than to have a preemie with complications.