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Possible to get side effects this quickly on this dose?

(7 Posts)
roidrage Fri 29-May-15 11:58:34

I've been put on prednisolone steroids for a week, 40mcg a day. On my third day and I feel very odd. Very ragey, quite manic. Is this possible or is it unrelated? I feel quite odd but I guess it could be just in my mind or something. Doctor signed me off work for a week but I'm just working at home, feel like I'm struggling a bit.

DayLillie Fri 29-May-15 12:05:42

My late DFIL used to get 'agressive' on high doses of this (that is what my MIL called it, I would say 'uncharacteristically and oddly grumpy').

Be aware that it is the meds, Take some time out for relaxation/exercises, walk etc. Be kind to yourself.

It will pass - it is only for a week.

MerdeAlor Fri 29-May-15 12:07:57

Well recognised side effect. Weird isn't it?

DayLillie Fri 29-May-15 13:34:21

DH had to take some for a while. It did not happen to him - he just got greasy and smelled odd. hmm

roidrage Fri 29-May-15 13:39:28

Eww! I don't smell, I don't think hmm

I'm wondering if the fact I'm in my pmt week isn't helping!

DayLillie Fri 29-May-15 13:46:32

He wasn't smelly - just did not smell right for him. smile.

Sounds like a double whammy for you!

Shakey1500 Fri 29-May-15 13:49:29

I took prednisolone last year. On day 2 I started talking at a jet airplane's pace and didn't stop for a week smile. They did the job though. Worst side affect was the inability to fall asleep as my brain was so wired maaann wink

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