How long do prednisone withdrawal symptoms last

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Avatar f tn How long do these withdrawal symptoms last and do I need to contact a doctor? I can deal with these feelings as long as I know they are not life threatening.
Avatar f tn Is there anything I can do to help or avoid my morning calf pain? How can I convince my doctor that I am serious about getting on the prednisone? Any other helpful advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
2048234 tn?1330817700 Sometimes my legs feel heavy and my knees are swollen.. is it the same.. and how long does this last..?
Avatar n tn She would like to know any side effects that others have experienced taking this medication. Does anyone have any thoughts as to how long she might be on the Prednisone medication? Her ast level was 451, alt level was 471, as of April 16th. She just started the prednisone. She's been on it for 2 days. Any comments or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar m tn I have been doing a very slow taper for months now strictly under a doctors instructions. This entire prednisone experience has been a long tough road. The side effects from the medicine and the withdrawal symptoms both. Once I was down to 4 it went like so: 4mg for one month. 3mg for one month. 2.5mg for one month. 2mg for one month. 1mg for one month. (current) 1mg every other day for one month Stop.
Avatar n tn how long do these withdrawals last if I'm on day 14 and was throwing up today and still feel all those symptons they say happens to you? i stopped cold turkey and i just want to know when all the pain will go away.
Avatar m tn Greetings! Around the 1st of May I had a moderate panic attack, which was the second of my life. WhenI went to the doctor the following day I thought I had figured out that acute cause relating to someone who was stalking me. I have a history being easily stressed and anxious at times. I am not medicated and never felt the need to be.
1419424 tn?1282872794 now tapered down to 50 mg daily. Would this be considered long term use of prednisone? And how long will it take for it all to get out of my system? I was also wondering... I havent really experienced the side effects of the withdrawal, Is it because im also taking plaquenil and cellcept or will the side effects come later into the tapering?
Avatar n tn May I ask, even tho it sounds like you properly tapered. Did you have lingering symptoms, I call them the creeps. And if so how long did it last ?
446896 tn?1237806342 The length of time this takes depends on the amount of prednisone taken, and how long it was used. After large doses of this medicine for a long time, it may take up to one year to adjust.
Avatar n tn My skin feels hot to the touch on my face and has a burning hot sensation. Is this from the steroids? If so, when will it pass? How long does prednisone stay in your system? I also have a racing heart and feel a little anxious. I am unsure if that is because I feel very hot or if it's just me experiencing anxiety. My face also feels a little tight and is dry. I appreciate any help you can offer me.
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Avatar n tn Can anyone tell me how long these withdrawal symptoms will last???? I'm trying to be strong and not get another refill someone give me hope this won't last forever....
Avatar f tn 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 symptoms include vision changes, dizziness, some balance problems, labile blood pressure, fatigue, and hyperglycemia.
Avatar f tn I have muscle aches, no fever or sweats, I have weakness and fatigue, (but I always have had that for I dont know how long - I am just exhausted, I guess due to my illness) I could not sleep well last night. (but the percocet just keeps me awake anyway if I take it at night) I am not particularly any more nauseas than any other day, (I have a lot of nasea issues I think due to dialysis and potassium elevations.
1842804 tn?1319759911 How long might it take for steroids to kick in and withdrawal effects to go away? I might be panicking so I need a voice of reason.
Avatar f tn Congrats on the decision to stop. From the info you gave they shouldnt be too bad at all. Just a little flu like but thats a small dose compared to others including myslef. Everybody is different, I was close to 240mg of oxycontin a day, stopped CT and the WD's were not that bad at all. Good luck!
Avatar m tn anyway i plan on stopping on saturday of this weekend. its my girlfriends graduation which is bad considering how i know ill be feeling. But this isnt something im going to allow myself to miss because ive been such an idiot with these meds... im currently in college and cant miss any class or we get kicked out of the program and i could get fired for that.. so question is i guess is has anyone been able to quit while still going to school/work?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Don't let anyone tell you it isn't addictive. Unfortunately I didn't know how addictive it is until 2 years ago. 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.
Avatar n tn You're not anyone else, so no one can tell you how long it'll last. Some get no withdrawal, some get minor ones, some get bad ones. I still encourage you to properly taper off it.
1574314 tn?1296204882 When your asthma becomes out of control how many of you have been put on prednisone or medrol packs.
446896 tn?1237806342 Ugh, that's crazy you have such awful side effects after taking it for only three days! I hope you're feeling better soon!
Avatar n tn started her on 60mg of prednisone for 3 days and then gradually down to 20mgs in 2 weeks. II don't know how long she is to be on 20mgs. but I do know he wants her to take another drug along with it called Methalexin or something like that to keep her on so that the disease will flare up again (ill find out the name). He read all the side effects to her, had her sign a paper and had me witness it to say that this was discussed.
Avatar m tn He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital side effects. How long do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.
Avatar f tn i actually know people who have been prescribed it for sleep (which it is NOT approved for) and they can no longer sleep without it, period. they go nuts when they don't have matter how long they go without it. this is a heavy duty drug meant for people with real psychiatric don't want to whip this drug out unless you've got a real reason to. insomnia isn't NEARLY enough reason.
Avatar n tn PArt of me is glad that this happens, as I have wondered for a long time how much of my pain was real and how much of it was related to the vicodin cycle. 16 days should tell me for sure. I sit here watching the clock, constantly thinking, how can I make 16 days and wishing I just had 16 pills, so I could have half in the morning and half in the evening to get through it, nd that signals to me I have a problem.
Avatar n tn I also feel very paranoid, my depth perception is off, sort of like coming off of LSD but just wierd. How long will these symptoms last. If anybody has an idea please let me know?