Good evening everyone.
So I've been dealing with pneumonia for the past 2 weeks or so and I finally am starting to feel a bit better after the antibiotic. My doctor prescribed the antibiotic AND prednisone but after reading the side effects and how they heighten anxiety I freaked out and didn't take the prednisone piece. Now after my recheck last night, my doctor wants me to definitely take the prednisone 40mg once in the morning for 5 days, to hopefully kick whatever yuck is left in my lungs out. I have GAD but also suffer from health anxiety and I know that I'm most likely over thinking all of this as I've NEVER taken prednisone before so I don't know how it's going to make me react; the pharmacist told me possible agitation and trouble sleeping if I don't take it early enough in the day but he didn't mention anything about
the jittery aspect or the increase in anxiety. Has anyone on here taken prednisone and how did you deal with the anxiety. Over thinking all of this I'm sure, my doctor said its a lower dose and only for 5 days and if it really bothers me she'll have me just take 20mg per day instead. I want to feel better and if this helps kick it then I should stick it out I guess. Ugh, reassurance would be so much appreciated right now as I start this in the morning.
Thank you all, M