Prednisone jitters

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Avatar n tn I now have a script for prednisone for my neck issues and am scared to death to get it filled b/c of the jitters it has caused me in the past, but I will iknow it is the prednisone if that happens as I've been pretty good since I went back on the zoloft a couple months ago. Prednisone will also cause weight gain and hair growth - it is a steroid. Best.......
1287412 tn?1272426969 Also, Ventolin is albuterol which can cause jitters and an increased pulse rate Your doctor's rule of thumb is if I have to use my rescue inhaler more than 2 times in a week I need to be on a controller medication such as Advair. Both the meds in Advair are Pregnancy Category C. I had to take oral corticosteroids (Prednisone) throughout my pregnancy with my daughter, who is now a healthy 20 year old (will be 21 in July).
563594 tn?1309586732 Prednisone is a steroid. You start and end by taking it in increasing and then decreasing doses. It works very well for inflammation but what most doctors often fail to tell patients is that steroids also negatively impact the immune system --- It is not uncommon for someone on these drugs to get a variety of things like the flu, colds, pneumonia, and a host of other diseases because their immune system is not working right.
Avatar f tn We had the puppy shower and I have been on 500 mgs of prednisone since Friday...and not sleeping. So very stiff and very very off balance! With about 20 people here Husband made a loud comment that he was cutting off my beer that I wasn't drinking because I couldn't pull out a complete or full statement. Hubby and his sister did all cooking but People who really know me know that I am talk in half sentences any more...
Avatar n tn 0 MON# 0.2 I take Zertec 10 mg, Prednisone when needed, and just started rotation to Benadryl from Zertec I usely feel tight in neck, then some internal pain, then I feel tingling in lip and tunge, could I having angioedema from low thyroid?
1842804 tn?1319759911 Please call your doctor if you are not feeling better today and ask for a prednisone taper. You didn't get an oral steroid taper medication after the infusions this time did you? I am in the hospital right now, rehab unit actually, contintuing to recover from the fact that my neuro doesn't believe in giving steroid tapers. He quoted case studies and medical literature that says its not necessary to give tapers after infusions.
Avatar n tn He keeps saying lets wait to see how she is tomorrow. Today she started shaking really bad (not jitters), very pale with red patchy cheeks, suken eyes, runny nose, wheezing bad, cough & congestion along with a double ear infection that looks like it could pop anytime. She has never turned blue in fingers or anywhere else. I took her back to the dr and he listened to her and said he could hear distress and he checked her oxygen stats.
Avatar m tn Also,Advair taken in the morning and evening depending on dosage,its an inhaled type of steroid.Like prednisone,without all the yucky side affects.Licorice root found at health food stores also helps,it also comes in syrup form.Black coffee also can stop an asthma attack if caught early enough.Be careful with the licorice root,as it can cause high blood pressure if taken to much.There's also a tea called Traditional medicines Breath Ease.
1896537 tn?1381903609 After diagnosis and starting treatment in spring 2004, I have had two relapses warranting three days of Solumedrol plus a prednisone taper. Those were in summer 2004 and early 2006. For several years prior to diagnosis, I would essentially have a relapse every year or two, although I didn't realize what it was. So yes, I do believe the DMD, combined with a generally healthier lifestyle the last 10 years compared to the previous 10, has made a difference for me.
Avatar f tn looking, weakness, fatigue, hand and foot swelling, increased urination (even waking me at night), insomnia, nervous jitters and hand shaking, muscle aches, and headaches. I don't have the typical "butterfly rash", per se, but my skin is doing horrible things all over, aside from the previously mentioned rash.
Avatar m tn Your body can't tell the difference, so it processes it the same. Prednisone is not bio-identical, but your body processes it similar to cortisol; it is "more concentrated", for lack of a better term. Unlike some drugs that have justified reasons for concern, cortef is perfectly normal...for those who need it.
1816210 tn?1327358484 From my understanding you have to have tried IVSM and have to show a reason why Acthar is necessary or your insurance will not approve it. Having the usual not being able to sleep or jitters, I dunno if that would be enough. I wish it were available to everyone. I found it so easy to take. There were no side effects. You would never know you were on a steroid. I hope your insurance company will approve it for you. There is always that hope!!!!
Avatar f tn It is getting me stressed, and my doctors keep saying wait until the underlying inflammation gets addressed (I am supposed to start Prednisone later this week, but afraid of the anxiety/jitters it can bring on - suffered from panic attacks looong ago). Will appreciate any tips you can share on how to communicate with my physicians about taking me seriously when I suggest or ask about something regarding GM. BTW, is Dr.
Avatar m tn prednisone is a steroid, which suppresses your immune system -- and that is the last thing you want when fighting a bacterial infection like Lyme. I'd scratch that doc of my list of possible agents likely to deliver a cure. Your symptoms may not be just like anyone else's, but that's how Lyme operates, by confusing the docs who don't know Lyme's little tricks. Again: find a Lyme specialist.
Avatar n tn Also had an ultra sound that came up negative. She then prescribed prednisone, betablockers and klonopin. A couple weeks later I felt no better if not worse,(sensitivity to hot and cold, weakness, tiredness etc) had another lab drawn showing up with a TSH of 4.85. She changed her mind to a diagnosis of Hashimoto's and put me on 50mcg of synthroid. I'm confused. Can your lab results drop that significantly in Hashimoto's with out the aid of synthroid.
1253197 tn?1331212710 I gain weight, get high blood sugar, and get serious rebound effects if I am not given a steroid taper (prednisone). So weigh the decision carefully and if you feel it will help you or at least you want to give it a try, then ask for it. The only thing the neuro can do is say "no". Hope the symptoms improve before you have to make the decision.
246236 tn?1275482502 but then I started the Prednisone. It was not a pretty thing, the anger, the antsy feeling, the weight gain, the depression...I could not function and I personally will not do it again. For some people it is the magic "pill" and I am so happy for those people but for some of us it is HE** on earth. Angela, I will hope for you that the solumedrol will give you some relief from your symptoms and honey, really, what choice do you have?
Avatar m tn It is usually treated by a neurologist and most of the time can show up on a brain scan or MRI of the brain. Is treated with prednisone. From what i understand, people who truly have this are one step away from dysfunctional or at times have severe dementia. Thirdly, just a fact, There are some people that believe that the antibodies will attack other parts of the body if the gland is removed. This is a myth. these are specific to the thyroid.
410850 tn?1229182311 If you drink a lot of coffee, try decaf during the day because of riba jitters..Take the riba with a high fat snack..(eg. a handful of nuts, peanut butter on a cracker, etc...) It absorbs better...Don't perm or color your hair during tx...don't get anybody pregnant unless you're fond of sort of sleeping aid...Don't know much about that one...
Avatar f tn I have one cat that licked the fur off his belly and inner legs till he is bald there. I have another cat who pulls her fur out on her belly and sides -- this one had to have a prednisone shot 2 times and she is okay so far and the fur grew back. I was so happy to have 2 that did not lick their fur off. I groomed one of the ones that didn't lick his fur off and I used one grooming tool that had not been washed yet. I thought it was okay because the vet claimed it was stress related.
1172359 tn?1310671293 my neuro did not prescribe a tapering dose of oral prednisone and i *strongly* suggest you ask your doctor to do so. from what i have understood from others, a tapering dose of steroids would have made it a hell of a lot easier on me. the nurse that administered the last infusion was shocked that my neuro didn't see the need for the taper and said, "you are a human being. what on earth is he thinking?" that scared me but good, and she was right.
Avatar n tn I've experimented so much over the years. ive even tried prednisone and low dose dex. I've messed with timing you name it. For me 10 mg when I wake up pretty much covers me. I take an extra 2.5 to 5 mg if I am more active than usual around 2 pm or if I know that I will not be going to bed at 9 pm like usual. If I take more, it affects my sleep. My thyroid is stable and I take 175 mcg of T4 plus two cytomel a a day. are you in growth hormone too?
Avatar f tn They told me it could have been the aciphex that caused it, but they and I were unsure what caused it. I was put on prednisone and given IV benadryl while at the Er. The prednisone caused bad chest spasms that would not let me fall asleep and would wake me in the middle of the night with a horrible adrenaline feeling in my chest. Went to the Er again for this and was given diazepam to sleep. That was all in the first two weeks after the first Er visit.
Avatar n tn In my case, I am not going crazy. the muscle aches and jitters are real. tired and weakness are real. I am planning on going to the ccf in January for a full physical and perhaps furter tests. If it ends up being anxiety, at least I know I have ruled out physical symptoms.
Avatar m tn I have been indulging myself on Excedrin Migrain (Because I get migraines no matter what and opiates develop rebound ones after not taking them), I take prednisone (havent taken it yet was wondering), I take 1800mg Gabapitan, Sumatriptan (headaches again), IMODIUM AD( Ive been taking this for years since I have UC and I am a pro crapper anyways), Extra Strength toilet paper (YA BUDDY), DAYQUIL (MIRACLE DRUG)......
579469 tn?1311709150 Your doctor might be able to help you out with Prednisone or prednisolone as a steroid to help you quit in the first three days,then a steroid nasal spray like Nasonex to deal with the underlying condition that makes you want to use the spray for chronic conditions in the first place. Good luck. My name is Anne Judson on FB if you need help or a friend to hold your hand.
Avatar f tn I finally went to urgent care and was prescribed prednisone .. it healed the leathery skin look and open cuts, but I still itch when nervous and sometimes reopen the cuts and the cycle begins again.My GP wanted to send me to the Cleveland Clinic, but I heard the wait is very long. I shouldve waited to get in because I might have already had an intelligent answer.
Avatar n tn During the course of the colitis which lasted about a month or so this time, I kept taking the vicodin and was also given a script for valium/5 to help me sleep while i was on the prednisone (steroid).
Avatar n tn sent me to ear, nose, throat specialist, who gave me all the nasal antihistamines and steroid sprays which didn't help. Put me on Prednisone (steroid) for 12 days and finally got better, although not perfect. The fatigue, balance problems, pressure in head is gone, although I still get pain in right back of head when sleeping and still get stopped up. Been using saline irrigation, also. They are sending me for allergy tests.
429155 tn?1205676864 I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.