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Paxil vs. Prednisone for Inflammation

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Other Names: Paroxetine   Paxil CR   Seroxat   Paroxetine HCl

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Paroxetine (also known by the trade names Aropax, Paxil, Seroxat, Sereupin) is an selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant. Marketing of the drug began in 1992 by the pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham (pharmac... Read more on Wikipedia
Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressive drug drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Rameda
April 18, 2014
Rameda wrote
Predisone and swollen leg
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By Jen
February 26, 2014
Jen wrote
Blackouts on Paxil
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By Patty
February 8, 2014
Patty wrote
Paxil and Gastritis
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By Shelly
January 21, 2014
Shelly wrote
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I was orig put on hydrocortisone, my joints all went bad, I had confused brain and memory loss. Then they put me on prednisolone, god I was in a rage all the time. At the end of 3 weeks my brain felt like it was going to burst. I'm being told I need steroids to live. But since I've taken them I'm just egsisting. I have trouble walking, my feet are so painful and my brain is mush.
Willow  |  March 30, 2014
I was put prednisone for wheezing. I am 46. On day 4. My heart
Rate is going down to as low as 52. I have dry mouth and
I'm talking more than normal. I have anxiety normally
And I'm freaking out about my heart rate. I can't confirm that its the
Prednisone but my heart rate is typically fast.
I am afraid my heart is going to just stop.
Marnie46  |  March 29, 2014
Prednisone had a similar effect on me. I became a lot more violent and easily irritated. I found that normal things would set me off and make me rageful. My mood was almost bipolar. It does go away once off the med for about a week or so. The mental changes are not permanent at all, but they are definitely the result of Prednisone.
March 24, 2014
Yes, definitely. This has happened to me as well as my sister, especially when the steroid (prednisone) levels are high. Talking more like if your really have too much caffeine in your system, also constant urination (more at night) and lastly sudden changes in mood.
Mark  |  March 12, 2014
YES! I am in the VERY same boat with my dad! I wish I had seen your post sooner.
mickilynn  |  February 22, 2014
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By Lighthouse
January 20, 2014
Lighthouse wrote
Prednisone and Suicidal
i was on prednisone 40mg i feel awful and low mood , cry every day i want kill myself not worth my life i hate steriod affect my heart fast beat and ectopic beat terrible but steriod reduce 5mg start feel better
yvonne  |  April 15, 2014
I was on 80 mg a day at the peak and it made me quite angry and violent. I was never near suicide but it definitely messed with my mind. However, I found that this effect ended about a week after I stopped taking it, and I did not have any serious withdrawal problems.
March 24, 2014
Yes, "speedy and talkative" is a common effect. The psychotic effects can kick in on higher doses. My husband was on 160 when he became psychotic the first time and 90 the second. What is important is that depression can occur while coming off, even tapering the correct way. Doctors know about that. What they need to also know is how to treat those who do show extreme lability. What you can do is make sure your doctors are aware.
Lighthouse  |  January 23, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. I am wondering if my mom will get like that when she stops the prednisone. While on it, she is speedy and talkative and child-like acting. I'm wondering if it will be like a crash effect when it gets out of her system. Was your husband ever speedy and talkative on it?
shelly  |  January 21, 2014
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By CareBear2000
January 15, 2014
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Prednisone
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By may
January 14, 2014
may wrote
prednisone
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By Emily
December 18, 2013
Emily wrote
Tastes like metal in my mouth
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By Tracy
November 17, 2013
Tracy wrote
On Prednisolone
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By Jean
November 7, 2013
Jean wrote
trunkel obesity caused by prednisone
I am currently in Anatomy and Physiology II at Northwest Florida State College and it sounds like you might have Cushing's Disease. General signs and symptoms of this includes fat redistribution (Truncal Obesity) and weight gain. However, it is treatable because all it is, is an overproduction of the hormone Cortisol. With that being said, just tell your family physician that you need a lab for your Cortisol/Corticosterone levels. Hope this helps!!
Malcolm Griffith  |  April 11, 2014
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By Joe
September 30, 2013
Joe wrote
Dreams and talking while sleeping on Paxil
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By JADE
September 19, 2013
JADE wrote
ulcer colitis and prednisone
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By Beveerly Johnson
September 19, 2013
Beveerly Johnson wrote
Trunkel obesity caused by prednisone
yes taking too much prednisolone can raise your cortisol levels causing obesity ie, cushings disease and un fortunately the only way to get rid of it is exercise, and also metabolic tests to check insulin levels hopes this helps
marie  |  December 3, 2013
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By Mockingbird813
September 2, 2013
Mockingbird813 wrote
Risperdal flat affect
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What patients are saying about Paxil vs. Prednisone

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of Prednisone. I am on Paxil now. Started that in March....
...depression, not to mention the mood swings of Prednisone. I am on Paxil now. Started that in March. Before that I had been on Zoloft since spring 96. The Zoloft worked, but once I switched to...
when my neuro put me on paxil for chronic migraines. i...
...when my neuro put me on paxil for chronic migraines. i have since stopped paxil but am now taking elavil...in this same period of time I have also been on prednisone, coumadin, demerol, vicodin,...
had an allergic reaction to paxil . The prednisone...
...wrong.  I had an allergic reaction to paxil . The prednisone did not help when ...b/c I was still taking the paxil .  Once I stopped taking the Paxil the Prednisone helped with the swelling .  A...
And the side effects list for prednisone is...
...http://www.mayoclini...mation/DR202717 And the side effects list for prednisone is almost as long... http://www.mayoclini...mation/DR202018 I'm glad you're thinking of changing MDs...maybe...
here been on prednisone (corticosteroid)before they had...
...surgery Has anyone here been on prednisone (corticosteroid)before they had there hyster? I have had a bad allergic reaction to Paxil and I have been given a perscription for prednisone for it....
8/2000 I`d like to blame it on the prednisone-----so I...
Jerry, Prednisone rage...I can relate to that! Before I started taking Paxil, my wife and kids would ...positive attitude\". Don Hanson 8/2000 I`d like to blame it on the prednisone-----so I...
than that, no problem. aenea - prednisone is a toung...
I take Paxil, and I have found ...now do. Other than that, no problem. aenea - prednisone is a toung drug, ...he could handle. Any other pred questions, please email me. I...
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...to 15mg of paxil its been two ...just the pills.i want to go down to 10mg of paxil starting tommorrow.is it ...this year.also i been taking prenisone for allergies.maybe thats having a reacti...
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