Please don't take yourself off Prednisone without your doctor working with you - it can be very dangerous (like stopping your heart dangerous).
Usually it takes 2-3 weeks for your body & hormones to adjust to prednisone and mood swings to level out. If you are taking 30 mg each day, its different than it you are on say 30 this week, 20 next week, etc.
I can help avoid mood swings by: (1) getting regular rest at regular times -- ie always up & to bed about
the same time, a nap about
the same time each day, whatever and (2) have regular meals at regular intervals. IE meals with protein and carbs, not just one or the other - no more than 4 hours between meals. (3) taking my meds at the same time everyday (4) remembering its a chemical mood swing and that I'm not losing my mind is a BIG help!
Please consult with your doctor about
the mood swings as soon as you get a chance. They can prescribe different amounts and different schedules that will help -- and some people who are on it longer term need another med to help with the mood swings.
Hope you feel better soonest,
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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