Prednisone & weird side effects after tapering off
I am a 22 year old female that has just recovered from ITP due to the success of taking really high doses of prednisone. As awful as it is, it was the only thing that worked when I was at a dangerously low platelet count of 2.
I've been on prednisone for about a month now and I've noticed some strange things:
1. I haven't gotten my period since before I started the prednisone (3 months ago)
2. The weight gain has not gone away and my face shape changes from really big to just big depending on weather conditions
3. I'm really really tired all the time.
4. I have a lot of joint pain
5. I have really bad mood swings.
Please if you can give any insights into any of these issues, I would appreciate it.
I too have just come off these tabs with simular side affects. One cheek on face is swollen all though this last week a little less. I wish I'de never taken it but like yourself it cleared my lichen planus in mouth. I think being on it for just a month you may see your face return to normal soon I hope. I also had a racing heart and insomia.
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