Prednisone withdrawal after 5 days

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Should be temporary. I had the same thing upon weaning down to 5 mg prednisone, started at 60 mg and by 5 mg lots of aches/pains. Took a few wks but eventually the aches ceased. Hope you're doing well on the Imuran - it's working excellently for me. Hate prednisone's side effects!
I tapered off of prenisone, and now have itchy rash that can turn into blisters, my torso, arms, back, legs. Almost two weeks now, wikl it go away.
Usually 30mg a day and because it was only for 5 days the routine practise is to just stop them. It is usually if someone is on steroids long term that you need to gradually reduce steroids. However, now he has adrenal insufficiency (unknown whether it will turn out to be Addisons) he cannot tolerate less than his 20mg of hydrocortisone a day. Even a 2.5mg drop causes return of symptoms!
Can I stop taking the prednisone after one dose of 2 20mg pills or will I suffer sever withdrawal and potentially hazardous reactions? Is it safe to just stop taking prednisone after a single 40mg dose?
I pulled myself off of the drug after 5 days and literally felt like I was going to die with the withdrawal. Very scary! I thankfully avoided the ER because I knew that they would just pump me full of more prednisone. I know that prednisone shrinks your adrenal glands doing some online research and it can even take up to 1 year to fully recover from that awful drug. It has been about a month since now and I am nowhere near my old strong self.
Hello, I had an allergic reaction to an unknown substance two weeks ago, and was given a taper regime of Prednisone, after my visit to the ER. The first 5 days I took 60mg, the next 5 I took 40mg, and the last 5 days 20 mg. Tomorrow is my last day/pill. This is my first time taking Prednisone and I have had a TERRIBLE experience on this drug!
Recently while I was on vacation I took 5 days Prednisone (from 5 capsules on the 1'st day down to 1 on the last day) and I felt great, I assume I would also feel good if I take 1-2 Prednisone capsules daily till end of treatement. Still didn't ask my doc about that. Might be that he approve that becuase the remaining time for the treatement is only 9 weeks ? It is almost impossible to be with this high fever for such a long time. Would be happy to have your advice.
Since I don't have insurance right now, some neighbors of mine get one or the other (different neighbor, different med) and they rarely use the Rx, so they give me their extra and I wasn't sure which would be a better Rx. Fortunately I just landed a job that offers insurance after 90 days and will be able to get proper treatment from a proper Dr. soon. It sure is a shame to have to get something like this on the street for not being able to see a Dr. & local Health Dept.
My dog has been on prednisone for 5 wks. and he eats well but throws up every day, mostly just saliva. He has also been on antibiotics for the same for skin allergy. He licked his penis to the point that it was full of blisters. He has a cone on and it is almost healed but he has black stuff in one ear again even though he is on meds. I t started with his penis, top lip and ears. Is the throwing up from the meds?
I am even afraid to take prednisone to taper the effects. Any suggestions? ... Its been 5 days after my treatment so I don't want to start all over again with the side effects ...
At the same time, we have been consulting a homeopath. After two days, she started to cough the usual croupy cough. I did not put her back on the steroids. After 4 more days of this, the cough got really bad and more chesty. I ended up taking her to the ER last night. They gave her bronchodilators (albuterol and atrovent) and she was so wired, she stayed up all night long. I am so sick and tired of pumping drugs into my child. (She is also on singlair 1x/day.
I was given Prednisone after going to the hospital for a nasty bout of bronchitis - my asthma was getting worse and the rescue inhaler was not working well, so they gave me Prednisone. After 3-4 days of 40mg of Prednisone, I COMPLETELY freaked out. Debilitating panic attacks, pounding heartbeat, massive sweats at night, unable to sleep at all for 4-5 days. Almost called an ambulance due to incredibly bad panic attack/feeling of going insane.
Yep, those are all common withdrawal symptoms. They do get better. Day 1 though 4 was hard, today is day 5 and I'm feeling more human.
I took the patch off at night after 9 days and the next morning I couldn't think straight. After 5 days of major depression and some anxiety I went to the MD and got tranquilizers and antidepressant. Changed antidepressant after 4 wks. because of side effects, and now on another. Never had this feeling before. Now it's 5 wks. Got a counselor and psychiatrist for meds. He never heard of scopolamine. My question: Could this be from the patch???
Im not saying this for any thanks just if someone else here has this problems after going inform me please. Ok so since 2009 I have been on vic 5/500, perc 5/325, norco 10, perc 15, dilaudid, vico 5/500, perc 5/325 (IN THAT ORDER)....I did withdrawal once and honestly I can only remember the anxiety and no sleep (which ambien took care of for the sleep). Why did I take all this? I can tell you it wasnt because of recreation...I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis...
My withdrawal was horrible and most days i couldn't even stand up let alone lift my head. I have been off paxil for about 2ish months and somedays I still feel the withdrawal symptoms (or long term effect of the paxil??) but for the most part after about 1ish months i started to feel better. Im currently taking St. Johns wort and looking into another anti-depressant.
They become physically dependant on the drug after they start it...with many different meds having a withdrawal phenomena if discontinued. "Tolerance" is the need for a frequently higher dose of a medication in order to acheive the same effect. So, to say that Paxil is "addicting", is actually not correct...it is another example of misuse of very sinmilar terminology. Don't get me wrong, Paxilled...I'm not meaning to pick on you or anyone else...but like I said...
We think, we need these pills to survive our daily lives and do our normal activities, but it's not true, Don't think about next 16 days (I know easier said then done) but try to keep busy, try to sleep most of the time, do some exersise light walking the next couple of days are going to be tough, hang in there you can do this, who knows maybe after 8 days or so, simple tylenol or moltrin might be enough for you too.
I am through withdrawal. It takes about 10 days for me for all the burning to go away, and I am so thankful. Just hang in there and if you are determined as I am, you will feel so much better. Keep posting, people here will help you. The weekends they don't post as much as they are spending time with family.
He was not used to carrying a pack, as he's always done one-day hikes of 4,000 to 5,000 elevation mountains in our State. He came home. After a few days home, he started taking Nystatin again, and after a few days he told me that he was taking it and that he was feeling horrible. Again, he stopped the Nystatin, but that time he did not "recover." Things went from bad to worse, very quickly.
Eighteen years ago was another bad year for allergies and sinus infections. I was on mederol dose packs about 5 times, low dosage. After allergy testing found nothing, my husband and I decided that it was some "high tech" air filters that he had gotten. We got rid of those and I stopped having the sinus infections. In 2008 most of my bursts were low dosage from my allergist (40 mg for 5 days).
Dear dear chubbers, I am crying for you, it's hell and inferno, but PLEASE let me tell you, the pain is BAD, but I have somehow just stopped the lot and gone cold turkey from 80mg a day, oh boy yes it's bad, but guess what, today I have seen some great things again for the first time after 5 days in HELL, do you know what, today I have been active all the time.
I've already been taking the clonidine for 2 days now, should I stop taking it until I go into withdrawal? I had heard it takes 2-3 days for it to start working, and those are the first few days of withdrawal that I can't handle, which is why I started taking it earlier. But the side effects are horrible. STILL not as bad as w/d side effects tho.
Has my mono reactivated due to the immune ruducing properties of prednisone and if so, should I take an anti viral to lessen the severity? Are my symptoms truly of withdrawal? Are my other illnesses that preceded my current maliase nothing more than unfortunate concurrent conicidence?
I felt like death warmed up - as some of you will relate to. I got to the stage where I had to decide (after about 5 days) whether or not to carry on withdrawing or whether to go back on the tablets. I went to another doc who couldn't really believe I'd just been told to stop them (I was on 150mg). He advised me to gradually lower my dose. I was sceptical but thought that it couldn't be worse than the way I was feeling.
unfortunately, not many people understand Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrom (PAWS) and the reason why it is difficult to stay off of opiates after the initial hell of withdrawal is over. The acute phase of withdrawal is miserable but the post acute phase needs mention... during post acute withdrawal you will experience symptoms such as neuropathy (restless legs, etc.
I wish I had the memory to recall when I started to take it. Now I am think it might have been 5 years, maybe 5 and a half? The accident was in 2000. I can't really recall. Anyhow I woke up yesterday and thought ... OK I need a list of UPPERS!.. Cause the effect was yes, depression (not normal, never had it), Anxiety (that I have, but it is not depression at all, it's straight up anxiety and there's a huge difference between the two. They are first cousins maybe!?
16 well apart from the aches described above and a few sneezes, things look brighter, ( I might even open my Birthday cards and presents, birthday 24/02/08 lol ). Wednesday 10:00 Had a real hot bath. Wednesday 11:00 Very very bad sweating, real bad even footprints on patio slabs, feeel real sweaty now and have a chill running through me, arms really hurt, now yawning bad and sneezing ( I have read of day 6 being bad.
Will my low cortisol levels ever improve after stopping prednisone use of 30 years. I am now prednisone free for two years but I feel worse than ever. shouldn't I be feeling better by now? My doctor has been testing my cortisol levels, each time they are borderline. Can I still be symptomatic with withdrawal 2 years later. Will my gland ever get back to normal and will my cortisol levels ever increase on their own without the help of medication?
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