I HATE, HATE, HATE prednisone too!!! I joke that as I am tapering I am missing the 'juice'. I cried at 60mg a alot, but my moods from 60/40 to 20 tapering were fine. Now I am at 10mg and I hate everyone, i'm pissed off and bitter and annoying (to myself). Someone here described something as a bag of cats, well that is how I feel. Imagine how ticked a bag of cats would be (sorry but that just cracks me up picturing a bag of cats, I can't stop myself!).
Anyhoo, yeah.......I'm irritable too. GRRRRR
Glad you are getting off the pred and hope everything goes well w/your arthritis! Woo Hoo!
Beth, 32 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 10mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs. Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!