Is Chronic Fatigue caused from spinal steroid injections?

Published: July 9, 2013

I had 3 spinal steroid injections within a 2 month period and about 3 months later developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I have celiac disease and wonder whether the steroid shots have anything to do with the CFS showing up.


It is unlikely, although if on the edge of getting CFS from the other problems, it may have temporarily dropped your own steroid production and contributed to unmasking the CFS. In the situation, though, It generally would have kicked in any way within the next few months.

Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. His newest book (June 10, 2024) is You Can Heal From Long COVID. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.

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