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Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Absolutely.: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimal side effects: This is quite a small dose to cause any side efects. ...Read more
What would you suggest for alleviating anxiety and insomnia due to prednisone? (do not like taking prescription sleep meds)
Challenge: Typically i don't break up the dose through the day unless you are on more than 60 mg. Also i recommend avoiding excess caffeine and other stimulant medications while on the medication. It is hard because it is exogenous steroid. Try to take in the morning. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking 40mg per day of prednisone for poison oak. It's causing me moderate insomnia and i'm epileptic and need sleep. Should i be worried?
Recently prescribed trazadone and Zoloft for anxiety/insomnia. Is it safe to 1 mg prednisone for severe allergic asthma to cats while visiting my mother's house for the day? I've benefited previously.
Does taking prednisone eye drops have the same side effects like po prednisone? (Weight gain, blood sugar increase, insomnia, and irritability.)
My doctor has perscibed me to take this prednisone 4mg pac . The problem for me is, the two pills at bedtime. I cannot sleep. Is bedtime dose necessa?
Euphoric grouch?: Prednisone can cause euphoria, agitation, insomnia, mania (especially in bipolar sufferers), psychosis, confusion, hunger, depression and anxiety. Many initially feel very energetic and get a lot done, then exhausted and depressed when it is stopped. Often patients tell me they think they are fine but their families find them short-tempered. Side effects are dose and duration-related; temporary. ...Read more
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
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