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|Posted By : Lynnwood - 1/17/2017 7:38 PM|
I've been doing really well for a while now, so had forgotten some of the prednisone side effects. I guess when I was on it before I had so many other symptoms that I didn't really notice what the prednisone itself was doing.
Anyway, I've had a week of increased joint pain and inflammation, so am doing a short course of prednisone - you know, 15 mg for 5 days, 10 mg for 5 days, 5 mg for 5 days.
I'm on the 4th day and the joints feel better. Of course, I feel bloated, with low energy and low motivation, grumpy and a little bit weepy. To be honest, I'm not sure it's worth the aggravation - I'd almost rather just have the joint pain.
If I wasn't afraid the joint issues would increase without being addressed I'd stop the prednisone!
Anyway, I guess I just wanted to vent a little to people who understand. And if there are other prednisone 'surprises' I've forgotten about, please remind me before they pop up and bite me in the butt!
|Posted By : Melissa D. - 1/17/2017 7:57 PM|
|My daughter gets anxiety when she's prescribed prednisone, I do not have this problem, but I have heard others say this as well.|
Lupus SLE 1996, Sjogrens, Raynauds. My worst nightmare was imagined when my son was diagnosed with RA and Lupus NPSLE at 19.
|Posted By : Lynnwood - 1/17/2017 8:04 PM|
|Right - anxiety and/or racing brain. |
Haven't had them before on this low a dosage but will keep that in mind. I do have sleeping meds to help with the possible sleeplessness as well as some Xanex should anxiety become an issue.
|Posted By : couchtater - 1/17/2017 10:41 PM|
|I always have a crash about 2 days after a round is done. I feel terrible when that happens.|
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors
When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
|Posted By : Butterflake - 1/20/2017 9:06 PM|
|Hi Lynnwood. I've been on a maintenance dose of 7mg Daily for over two years. I'm no longer bothered with unusual anxiety or sleepless that I did not experience prior to maintenance, but my buffalo hump has never gone away. I have a bit of a moon face too. I hope you recover soon Dear. Love, Buffalo Hump|
SLE '05, Sjogren's, Fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, CVID (Common Variable Immunodeficiency), Hypertension, Osteoporosis, CNS problems, GERD, angina, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: better living through chemistry
|Posted By : BreRosie - 1/21/2017 12:28 PM|
|Hi Lynnwood. I currently take a maintenance dose of 5mg and have been on that for 3 months. I was on a dose of 10 for a two week period and I had the worst insomnia . I would fall asleep just fine but I would wake up an hr or so later, all night for weeks. It was awful. On the 5mg I haven''t noticed much of anything except some mild acne.|
Thyroid disease 2015, Lupus and Sjogrens July 2016 and Fibro October 2016
I'm Just gonna keep on smilling
|Posted By : Lynnwood - 1/24/2017 7:23 AM|
|Woke up with hives on my face today. Really? Hives? I've never had hives before in my life!|
Could be the painting I'm having done in my home this week, or who knows what?
More than 1/2 way thru the dose pack of prednisone, joints are almost back to normal, yay!
And I don't have any formal portraits planned for the next week or so, so I guess the hives don't really matter all that much. lol
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde
|Posted By : cilly - 1/27/2017 1:47 AM|
|Yes paint can cause flares as you might be chemical sensitive.|
We all lupies are...
I might have to start on medication soon ...
Too many flares this month.