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Re: Pred Anxiety
Fri Dec 16, 2011 06:04

My husband has had similar experiences on pred. He has been on for 3 years on various high and low doses. He has been on 10mg now for quite sometime and the next push to taper off starts this Christmas. Two years ago he had pred psychosis where he couldn't function normally i.e. he couldn't translate his thoughts into words, when he did speak he had "word salad", he slurred when he did speak, he tore the house apart looking for something which turned out to be something he had read in his book that he wanted to tell me about (freaky I know), he forgot what he was supposed to do when he needed to go to the toilet and more... anyway I took him to a psychiatrist who fixed him overnight with more meds (not ideal but what else could we do???). While that is an extreme example and your situation is nothing like that, what I did learn is that sometimes symptoms of a medication like pred can only be treated with more meds - it's a chemical reaction that responds to chemical treatment. Something mild might help you and let's face it if you are already on pred then why worry about what else you put in your body?? If my husbands dose of pred is increased for some reason the slurring comes back. The main thing to remember is that it's the pred and never underestimate what it can do to to you. The other thing is that the side effects do seem to go through stages/cycles and pass again. I wish you well darl..

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