I have degenerative disk disease, spinal sentosis and bulging disks. I have had 2- steriod injections in my joints in my lower back for severe pain and inflammation. In 2007, my hormones went crazy. I had all the symtoms of cushings disease. I had vaginal bleeding, hair growing dark hair on my face, severe swelling in my face and the rest of my body, emotional issues. The swelling is so bad at times and I have a huge lump on the lower part of my neck and shoulders. I seen so many doctors. My cortisol levels were going crazy. But after 3 months it all went away. The doctors deny that 1 shot caused this problem. And none knew what to do. Now in November of 2009 I had the same 2 injections because of the pain after 4 months of not being able to walk, sit or sleep and trying many other options. Because the shots do take the pain away. A little over a week after the inections, the same thing has happened to me again. The bleeding, swelling, etc. I am not going to all those doctors again and my pain management doctor says he has no idea how this is happening. So I am just waiting it out. I am just trying to figure out a way to reduce the pain and inflammation on my own without narcotics, anti seizure drugs, antidepressants and steroid injections. Haven't come up with anything and the doctors say I have no other options. But hopefully your bleeding will stop when the shot starts to wear off like mine did.