Mental Confusion!!

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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 1/11/2012 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
So I am still in my first week of prednisone. Today is my first day coming down to 40mg and I was wondering if you could start having mental confusion this soon? I had an episode tonight where I left my phone and wallet in the store...left, noticed it was gone but couldn't really remember where I was and how to get there. It took me awhile to get it together and get back to my stuff. By that time I was very upset and I have never had any kind of panic attack before but I'm thinking maybe I did tonight. Just wondering if someone has went through this so soon after starting prednisone or any advice to what it is. Thanks!

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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 1/13/2012 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes! SOUNDS VERRRRY FAMILIAR to me! Lost my cell when on high dose & felt anxious & foggy. These are common adverse effects of pred. No fun but its the GO-TO DRUG for much as I hate it! I feel like its a love-hate relationship w Pred Bc without it I cant function but with it I'm a basketcase! Good option eh?
Ive been taking it for 6 yrs now & each time I take a high dose 4 a flare, the side effects get lesser & lesser (except wt/water gain -that one never goes away or improves!)
Hang in there!
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