Posted 10/15/2010 1:28 PM (GMT -6)
I've been on prednisone for 2 months and have been slowly tapering. Once I got down to 15 mg, I was finally able to sleep, before that I had major insomnia. Thankfully, I didn't have many of the other symptoms, so I consider myself lucky with that.
Well, now that I've dropped down to 5 mg, I'm having major anxiety and experiencing insomnia again. I feel really restless. Is it "normal" to get these symptoms after tapering? I thought you only experience the symptoms on a higher dosage, and the 2 other times I've been on it, I haven't experienced symptoms during the taper. I'm wondering if it's the prednisone, and if other people experienced this. If so, any clues as to when I may not feel so anxious and be able to sleep again?