Prednisone withdrawal dizziness

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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!
I just read your post regarding prednisone withdrawal and am wondering if you received any anti-anxiety meds during the 4 months it took you to normalize back to yourself? I had 125 mg of solu-medrol at hospital for adverse reaction to allergy shot and the only 2 days of 40mg prednisone - went back to ER 3 times that week - felt horrible, head heavy, fatigue, I couldn't have felt worse. SED rate high - everything else normal.
There are chat forums where people share their suffering, and even the manufacturer's web site indicates there can be withdrawal symptoms of dizziness, nausea and headache. Last night, my wife was talking to a nurse friend of hers who said she's seen many patients who've had this problem after taking the Transderm Scop patch and while it apparently usually does resolve itself, it can take weeks or longer to do so.
I start sweating in my own house (that I always keep at 60 degrees) and have to go outside in the 30 degree weather with a tank top on. That is if I don't fall down the steps from the dizziness or the shocks in my head. I became extremely angry and irratated. So angry that family members suggested that I go to anger management classes. That was before they knew that it was the Paxil.
Within the last 3 weeks I have begun the withdrawal process - which, by the way, mimics withdrawal from Heroin. I am doing o.k. other than the uncontrollable anger, dizziness and debilitating sweats. Anyone know of anything natural that I can take to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms? I am determined to rid myself of this most horrible medication. And, apparently, as long as you do not express your concerns about Paxil to your doctor the prescriptions will continue.
I started taking percocet nine years ago, given to me by an eye doctor for glaucoma, secondary to cataract surgery. I was 36 years old. Stopped the percocet. Withdrawal symptoms were diagnosed as fibromyalgia. Have been on klonopin & ultram since then. Drs vistis too numerous to mention. No dr.came up that my fatigue and pain were due to the meds. Pain due to the 4 hrs. after klonopin wore off. Had decided to try an antidepressant for my "symptoms.
He is considering reverting to Hydrocortisone (instead of Prednisone). Since prednisone stays in one's system for much longer than hydrocortisone, could he still have an ACTH Stim test? If so, how? Also, since he is feeling better (but not completely himself) he is considering hiking a mountain this week. Should I be concerned? He has not yet been given the tools or meds to give himself an injection. I am new to this forum.
However, I also have very tender lymph nodes all over my neck and under my chin. I've been taking Augmentin and Prednisone in case there is an infection causing this, but so far no drastic improvement. Also did Benadryl a few days in case of an allergic reaction causing this but that hasn't improved it either. Today I went to my ENT (who in the past had recommended sinus surgery) and he agreed with the other Dr.
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 have had nonstop sinus pressure/pain, headache, dizziness, major eye strain, my face is sore, my teeth are sore. At the beginning of July I went to an allergist. He said I was allergic to 3 types of trees, 4 grasses, dust, molds and very mild allergy to cats. He put me on Rhinocort. NO results. Then I went back to him after already dumping over $200 in co-pays and medication and he said I have a sinus infection.
stomach pain, dizziness, sweats, chills, crying spells, buzzing sounds in my head. I am relieved that I found the root of my problems this week. I am upset that I was warned before hand of the horrible...horrible withdrawal symptoms. Then again, he could have mentioned them and I down-played the advise because I didn't know the severity. Ironicly, my doctor just returned my call and stated it was fine to discontinue the E-XR all together.
In April 2009 I was given 120 mg IM prednisone for severe allergies and exacerbation of my asthma. I then was put on 60 mg of prednisone for a week and found that I could not wean off it quickly without rebound symptoms. Over the last seven months I have been weaning off prednisone, I am currently down to 10 mg/day and experiencing exaggerated symptoms when compared to the small .5 mg decrease every 3 days of my taper.
MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
com/Q/How_bad_is_Tramadol_withdrawal Question - How bad is Tramadol WIthdrawal? Answer - Ultram (Tramadol) Withdrawal Tramadol is highly addictive. Normally your doctor would reduce intake slowly. Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here.
I know i have been using norco for 3-4 years but from the stories i have read, my usage seems rather low as compared to others. Will i still experience the full blown withdrawal symptoms as say a heavy user does? I currently have the weak, sore body. Almost feels like the flu...I now have diarrhea, my stomach at times feels like i am ready to burst with puke but i am taking 1 teaspoon of Promethazine and so far no puking.. I have read about using imodium, well this help for anything?
Welcome Everyone!
I have been having symptoms of dizziness, head pain, shakiness and a spaced out kind of foggy feeling like i am watching my life from the outside - all day every day. There are some times for a couple of hours during the day that the symptoms may lift and give me a few moments to live- but not much. I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of.
could be a combination of both (lingereing effects of tx) and the withdrawal of the AD. It is one of the main side effects of AD withdrawal. Sometimes withdrawal from an AD can take a long time.and weaning off (especially if taken for long periods and in fairly large doses ) can take months. It is thought best to reduce the dosage very gradually for most AD"s by small degrees every 2 weeks Best ..Will http://helpguide.org/mental/medications_depression.htm .
Are you taking asprin? If so...ringing in the ears is a side effect of too much asprin.
Nausea, pain and headaches can be signs of prednisone withdrawal. Other signs can include fever, fatigue, and low blood pressure.
pantethene and this other thing called adrenal support. I can't tell if they are helping. Thanks for the story about what happened when you reduced the prednisone. I feel fine in the early part of the day and then I begin to feel really creepy in the afternoon. Hard to describe the feeling of unwellness.
I already have clonazepam, restoril,gabapentin,morphine for pain,weening off the prednisone and staying on the plaqunil for the lupus. I am glad to hear that it is probably the drug and not me.
It presented with heart palpitations, pounding heart, shakiness, breaking out into a sweat, nausea, dizziness, anxiety, and and urge to evacuate my bowel. Then, it got more and more frequent until the surges were almost constant. My appetite went away, and I could not eat and have lost 22lbs in the last two months. The doctors suspected thyroid or endocrine problems and increased my dosage of Atenolol.
Now has depression with withdrawal and suffers from panic attacks. She is age 38, She has mid eye abnormalities that require prednisone injections at flare-up time, She has been what I call non-motivated to help herself for years. As a mother of her when she was teen I increased visits to appropriate counselors and encouragad her to attend several different schools with programs she expressed an interest in but poor results.
Do not start the med and then abruptly stop it unless Doctor tells you, otherwise serious withdrawal symptoms could result such as rebound inflammation, fatigue, weakness, fever, dizziness, Depression, fainting, orthostatic hypotension (this is where you stand up, blood pressure goes down and you could black out). Main thing pay close attention to gastrointestinal while on med and definately take as prescribed. ( I got this info from my nursing drug handbook).
ER doctor gave me an additional megadose of Prednisone. The Prednisone did nothing but make me feel extremely lightheaded, which stopped as soon as I stopped taking the Prednisone. About 6 weeks after stopping Prednisone, I began to feel extremely dizzy and off-balance. (I.e., not the same as when I was taking Prednisone). Constant state of disequilibrium and BRAIN FOG: thinking now feels like "work," trouble remembering names, dates, etc.
that always started with spotted vision, similar to walking into the bright bathroom in the morning before eyes adjust,and dizziness. Last Jan. I had the worst headache of my life that occurred a few days before my period. This headache was different from any other, and the vision problem occurred at the same time as the headache instead of before. This headache included tingling all over like pins & needles, strongest in the hands, feet, and face, sick to my stomach, & dizziness.
I won't expect them to give you anymore Prednisone,that sort of tells them the cause is inflammatory,but taking Prednisone everyday for more than a few weeks can create more unwanted complications. Also most important is to avoid anything addictive,that creates a withdrawal and/or vascular restriction. The most common being caffeine,and cigarettes.
My guess is that the withdrawal from Paxil is what is happening..it is notoriously difficult, and if you cut down over a two week period, you may have these effects for a while more..you might ask your doctor about using a very small dose every other day for another week if it interferes with your work.
If it doesn't go away within the next couple of weeks, you might want to ask about a course of Prednisone or something similar to see if that will break the cycle. I know that it's VERY painful right now, but if you're taking a lot of OTC or Rxed painkillers for this headache/migraine, it might be time to STOP taking them for a while and see if the pain goes away.
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