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A bit of advice after 3rd depo injection went wrong

I had my 3rd depo injection usually have no problems, Friday night through till Saturday morning I was in excruciating pain unable to sit/stand/lie without crying. On Saturday I was seen as an urgent case at my local urgent care centre, I was seen by a nurse and then by a top doctor. They have both said that I was given the injection in the wrong place and I have been injected straight through my sciatic nerve... They admitted liability and that the nurse at my GP surgery was in the wrong, I am now on crutches as I cannot but weight on my leg and they told me the next 24-48 hours are serious as I am effectively paralysed down the one side 😔 I have to see my GP tomorrow to be referred to a neurologist for further tests. I am now unable to work due to working in a nursery with children and I am extremely reluctant to ever have the injection again, everyone is saying that I should put in a complaint what would you do if you were in my shoes I hate to moan as I know how much strain everyone is under but I am now affected with loss of earnings and being unable to move without the aid of crutches.

Look forward to hearing your opinions x

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Hi Hun I replied to your other post. I really do think you need to make a complaint, if only to stop it from happening to anybody else. Like you say you are now losing money due to not being able to work . Also you don't know whether the damage done is permanent or not.

If you do nothing the nurse will not learn from her mistake.

Let me know how you get on at GP tomorrow. Thinking of you.


Aw thanks Hun, That's what all of my family have said to me if anything so it doesn't happen again, I am so worried that there is more permanent damage.

I will let you know how I get on tomorrow x


I know how your feeling. I'm going for mri a week Tuesday to find out how badly the nerves are affected by the 3 herniated discs.

It's scary though isn't it. Hopefully there's no permanent damage. Take it easy sweetie.


Hi Hun, how did you get on today with GP?

Hope you're ok. I've been thinking of you all day.


Hey Hun sorry I didn't reply sooner ; Gp appointment wasn't great she couldn't find a pulse in my foot and when she did it was very faint she carried out lots of tests I couldn't feel her doing any she said that I have bad sciatic nerve damage I've been given pain relief and if no better in 2 days I have to go back urgently


Oh Hun I'm so sorry this has happened. My heart really goes out to you. I just wish I had a magic wand or something and could turn back time so this didn't happen. It breaks my heart because I have an inkling of how much pain you must be in and not just physical pain but emotionally too. I'm here if you need to talk or just vent your feelings or frustrations. You are welcome to pm me if you prefer.

Please keep me updated on how you're doing.

Sending hugs my sweet.


Thank you so much it means a lot to have someone to talk to who understands what I am going through, hope your pains aren't too bad at the minute, I will keep you updated on how things are going

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Hi Hun, how are you doing?


Aww you poor thing! I hope you are ok!

Where did she inject it? I get mine tomorrow so knowing the area would be good to know.


Everything's taken a dramatic turn since my above post, please make sure they do it in the right place, I was injected too low down in my bottom which went straight through the nerve, sorry I don't want to scare you but I don't want anyone to have to go through what I am right now x


Oh gosh joely, thank you for replying to me when you are going through so much.

I get mine in my belly so hopefully that's correct.

I hope you nerve recovers without any lasting damage. Thinking of you and wishing you the best of luck! Xx


Ah that's good then I just don't want anyone to have to go through the suffering that I am, sorry if I worried you Hun. I'm awaiting urgent tests to see from there what the lasting damage is xxx


You poor thing. So sad to hear the errors that are made.

You need to report the nurse to her head of management quickly.

Thinking of you xx


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