I was recently on 80 mg of prednisone a day for two weeks for Scleritis. Anyhow I am really hoping this in the last time I have to be on it!
80 is the highest I have ever been on this drug and I could not sleep at night, I would lay down and all I could hear was my heart beating loudly and quickly. My moods were just awful--I cried at work, I had a really bad attititude and I was pretty depressed. I also became paranoid and stressed over things I usually wouldn't.
I am now down to 25 mg a day and tapering. If my eye flares back up, I am going to see about having the steriod injected directly into my eye, because I just cannot take the prednisone any longer. I have been on and off (more on) this drug for nearly a year now and the side effects are just awful!
On the flip side though, the drug worked very fast at clearing up my eye and getting rid of the pain. It is just unfortunate that something that can do this has so many negative effects as well.
It is awful the doctor wouldn't even come and see you while you were in the hospital.
Sometimes I wish this disease would affect something other than my eyes...joints, something else! The eye pain is so unbearable when it gets bad and that is when I really forget about all the bad stuff from the pred.
Best of luck to you and I hope you feel better soon! Pentasa has worked for me, as far as the GI tract goes.