Entorcort Mood swings?

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Jay25CA
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   Posted 5/7/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone noticed extreme mood changes on Entorcort? Been on 9mg for a month now and first I noticed I became very hyper, then weepy/sad over random stuff, and now I feel uneasy. Thanks.

Jason
Crohns Disease 5 years

Jen77
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   Posted 5/7/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that's normal with all the steroids. I'm on 40 mg of Prednisone right now, and already on day 3 I'm on a rollercoaster of emotions. I'm sad and crying one minute, hyper the next, and I've also had that uneasy feeling. It's the pitts, and I keep trying to remind myself that it's just the medication doing it.
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Predisone 40mg, and Asacol.


Jay25CA
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   Posted 5/7/2008 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you think it will improve or go away all together in time?

Jen77
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   Posted 5/7/2008 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know, from what others have told me, not until we get off of it. I have no idea when that will be for me, it's going to be so hard dealing with this alone.
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Predisone 40mg, and Asacol.


bpchick
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   Posted 5/10/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I am Bipolar and see a Psychiatrist. I have been having consistent GI problems and she warns me of the potential of steroids to affect your moods. She told me to be careful, especially with Prednisone.

CrohnsDaddy
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   Posted 5/12/2008 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Between the Entocort and the prednisone, my wife is on eggshells all the time. I get very angry over the most stupid things. I also tend to make the smallest things blown out of proportion. It's due to the steroids, and there is *nothing* you can do to talk yourself out of it. I have tried soooo hard to just try and change my attitude, but when your internal chemistry isn't right, there isn't anything you can do about it. I was able to adjust to the Entocort over time, so that it wasn't effecting my moods, but the pred still does. Lower doses are better, for sure.

Such a love/hate relationship with steroids. They put me in complete remission, give me back the energy I haven't had for years, completely relieved my arthritis pain, have cleared up my swollen sinuses, but it comes at such a price; the terrible side effects are almost as bad as the CD symptoms.

When you suddenly hear yourself yelling or going off, just try to think, "it's just the steroids. I don't *really* feel this way. Calm down." Sometimes I'm able to talk myself down, other times it's just going to run it's course no matter how hard you try to fight it.

Just remember, you're not alone. Just about everyone here has experienced steroid induced mood changes.

Oh, and I got a new symptom last time I was on forty mgs of pred a day: I was able to be hot and cold at the *same time*. Just gotta love the pred.
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Entocort 9 mg/day, Prednisone 20 mg/day, Pentasa 4 gm/day, started Humira 1/22/08, started 100 mg of Azasan (Imuran) 2/20/08. I'm convinced that Prednisone is the root of all evil, and primarily responsible for global warming.

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