You name it and the prednisone seems to cause it depending on who you speak with. Hubby was on it off and on (more on than off) for over a year and man oh man.....what a change in his personality! Going from an easy, laid back, even tempered, sweet man to someone I didn't recognize sometimes. 15 minutes later he'll be apologizing for losing his temper.
He's been off the prednisone pill form since early Dec but with all the other meds he takes and the fact he is not in a real remission yet, his personality is still a bit off. Fortunately he doesn't jump at me as he did but I also hold back and try not to be a PIA and get him aggravated because it is so frustrating for him to be dealing with this. (Been with this man since 5/68 and married 8/72 and this is the first time we have had to deal with the trials and tribulations of UC for the past 2 years.)
It is unusual and different for me to hold back and keep remarks/opinions to myself. But sometimes I can just tell and feel it's better to leave it unsaid where before he got sick I could/would say anything anytime and not give it a second thought that it might aggravate him as he never got aggravated!
It's good that you let those around you that you see you for a good amount of time know so they get a thicker skin and don't get hurt or upset and can be ready to overlook it.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema every other PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month