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Treato results for Prednisone and Piriformis Syndrome

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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
CareBear2000 wrote
Prednisone
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By may
January 14, 2014
may wrote
prednisone
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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 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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12 online discussions about Prednisone and Piriformis Syndrome found:

on gabertin and predisone I felt better for one week. After...
...piriformis syndrome. They put  me on gabertin and predisone I felt ...my lower legs . I now have pain in right thigh, buttock and both legs Does anyone have advise as they wont give me any more
on and I was put on pred to reduce the inflammation. The...
...pelvis being out of alignment/piriformis syndrome thing going on and I was put on pred to reduce the inflammation. The only thing ...it made my stomach sick and I ...also taking the pred with...
the sciatica. i took the prednisone and the pain was...
...other thing about the prednisone...i agree it's got some ...the sciatica. i took the prednisone and the pain was ...disc yet you're still investigating piriformis syndrome? is that because ...
and piriformis syndrome wasn't mentioned. After the MRI...
...source of the sciatica and piriformis syndrome wasn't mentioned. After the MRI ...be another way of describing piriformis syndrome (which the prednisone would presumably help) but maybe...
I was diagnosed with piriformis syndrome. I have had my...
...went to the MD yesterday where I was diagnosed with piriformis syndrome. I have had my share ...a herniation as I have referred pain to the outside of ...me 6 days of prednisone which I start...
bad luck. I think I would give the prednisone a try, since...
You have had some really bad luck. I think I would give the prednisone a try, since it's just for 5 days---maybe it ...doctor if it could be Piriformis syndrome? I'm tagging @Josephine since no...
I've never been on Pred. I've done pretty good on Plaquenil...
...Pred. ...something about Piriformis(?) Syndrome and thought maybe it was something like that. Or most likely just the DD attacking that area. I am alot better today, but for 2 days, could barely...
surgery (newer technique). He said as soon as the predniso...
...know how to diagnosis....i.e., piriformis syndrome for a spasmed ...Cleveland with a Laser surgeon for the sinus surgery (newer technique). He said as soon as the prednisone wears off, i'm...
the whole piriformis syndrome b/c my leg now \"pops\"...
...I'm also questioning the whole piriformis syndrome b/c my leg now \"pops\" ...blessing but the fact that I am unable to walk without it really scares ...- no doubt due to the pred and now I a...
baclofen, a prednisone pack, and nsaid pain relievers....
...gave me gabapentin, baclofen, a prednisone pack, and nsaid pain relievers. ...he gave me another prednisone pack and ordered an ...at first thought I had piriformis syndrome but this seems to...
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