Can Prednisone Cause Anxiety And Insomnia?

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sal Says:

My mom is on Prednisone and is having severe anxiety and insomnia. She is a totally different person. The docs have lowered her dose and tell us she will improve 4-6 weeks after it is lowered. Anyone else go through this and did it get better after that time? I need advice.

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Pat K Says:

I, too, had insomnia after taking the Prednisone. Anxiety has increased tenfold. My husband is a love and he takes good care of me. He understands and sometimes when I get carried away he just smiles and says, Prednisone and I know the medication is causing the problem. I hope that things get better for your mom. Just try to remind her in a nice way that the Prednisone is causing her feelings and that she really is OK. Being patient with her will help more than anything I think and if she is receptive to the idea that it's the medication that is causing her feelings perhaps that will help both of you. Good luck and God Bless.

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woodstock 2009 Says:

Sal: have your mothers blood sugar checked regularly while shes on the prednisone, it can cause rapid rise in blood sugar which she may require insulin, consult Her Dr. in regards to this. Woodstock

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VerFree Says:

Yes, those are normal side effects of Prednisone, and most other corticosteroid medications. She may also experience loss of appetite, irritability, headache, acne, and weight changes.

Lowering the dose should improve the problems, or finishing her course of treatment with it.

Medline Plus Prednisone

How long will she be taking it?

Is she on any other medications?

They had my husband take it, after a back injury to reduce inflammation, and what it did to him was crazy, each time he took one tablet, he'd be awake for over 36 hours, so they told him not to ever take it, again. The doctor added it his allergy list to ensure it isn't prescribed in the future.

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