I have had a cortisone shot. They aren't that bad. What I didn't like was not so much the pain but the fact that you can FEEL the cortisone going into you. Its kinda like a thick, ripply feeling. It was gross and creepy. However, it was very effective for me. I was having terrible pain in my shoulder from a bone spur for at least two years. Sometimes I could barely lift my arm to put it through a coat sleeve or brush my hair. After about a week, the pain went away and I have remained largely pain-free since then. I also needed cortisone for my foot but I requested cortisone pills instead of the shot. Shots in your foot can cause you problems. The pills worked on my foot too but took a little longer.
And I've had cortisone pills many times for bronchial problems in the past. Its effective for that too but when you take the pills...you must be careful to wean off them slooooowly. Come off too fast and the consequences are unpleasant. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]