A 36-year-old female asked:
would prednisone cause anxiety and a feeling of 'out of sorts' ? i was taking 60mg iv in the er every 6 hrs for 2 days & 60mg daily just taprd to 40m
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Steroids such as Prednisone can cause increased anxiety and in more extreme cases can cause mania and/or psychosis.
The symptoms usually improve as you taper downward.
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Psychiatry 42 years experience
Absolutely: Prednisone can absolutely cause or increase anxiety. If it is very uncomfortable, speak to your physician so he or she can prescribe a medication to help you through this period. I hope this answer helped.
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Last updated Mar 31, 2015
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