I take 20 mgs. of prednisone a day and then florinef. I have been on steroids so long that my adrenal glands will not produce the steroids that my body needs. They will keep you awake. I take 2 benadryl at night if I have having a real hard time getting to sleep.
Steroids has really wracked havic (sp) for my whole body, my teeth are breaking off at the gum line, I am 100 pounds overweigth, I shake like you don't know what,i have the moon face, But when I try to reduce the amounts the pain becomes worse and my breathig gets labored. So, it is a catch 22, I take the steroids.
Current medications, when I take all of them: Accolate, Albuterol, Atrovent, Celexa, Flexeril, Floriner, Fosamax, Lasix, Librax, Lidoderm patches, Locacet 10 mg. Micardis, Micro-K, Nexium, Potassium CL, Prednisone, Premarin, Zocor, Calcium w. Vit. D, Vit. D, Centrum A-Z, Stoll Softener.
I have Addison's Disease, from the prolonged steroid use, GERD, oster-arthritis, osteoporis, Depression, IBS, Chronic pain, ruptured disks in back, fractures in back and feet, and GOd knows what else I will end up with.