10-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #1
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Advice please

Hello. I've been on prednisone steroids for 10 days. 40mg, I am not sleeping at all. I feel like I am running a temperature. Sweating, burning hot feet. I have the bad shakes in my arms. I am so tired. All I want to do is eat for a quick energy boost. Any suggestions?
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Jenny H XX
10-24-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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Ask your doctor for some sleeping pills to help you sleep, and some ativan for when you feel shakey. Its the only way I ever take higher doses of pred.
10-24-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
D Bergy
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When are you taking the Prednisone?

I break mine into two 20 mg doses, as one big dose is too much at once.

I take the doses at 6.00 AM and 6.00 PM.

Nothing I post here is to be construed as medical advice. I am not a doctor or health professional.
They are simply my opinions.
10-25-2011, 09:21 AM   #4
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The sweating is "normal" at that dose, I am on 40 mg right now too. It's so weird though, it doesn't matter when I take my prednisone, I always start the sweating in the evening. I can be sitting down doing nothing, and start sweating like I just ran 5 miles!

I am really considering starting to taper myself. I was on a tapering dose (down to 15mg) when I had surgery. I didn't get antibiotics afterwards, just my zoloft and prednisone, and an antacid. I had written down all of my meds and doses like a good girl, but out of surgery I was back on 40mg of pred. I didn't question it at first, but now I'm wondering if the nurses profiled my meds from my previous hospital stay when I was on 40mg initially. No one said they were going to up my pred again. I wish I had thought to ask someone there.

Anyhoo, I have got to get off this stuff! I had a bad day yesterday, got a little ugly with my kids for no reason and then felt so awful I started crying. I hate the roller coaster emotions more than anything else.
Dx'd Crohn's April 1996
Bowel Resection w/appendectomy Oct 1996
Gallbladder removed Nov 2005
4 procedures in March/April 2010 to remove a kidney stone
Dx'd Dyshidrotic Eczema April 2011
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2nd bowel resection 10/12/11 - I have 130cm of small intestines left!
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