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Weakness and lethargy after Prednisone

I took prednisone 60mg plus 2 steroid dose packs plus a short acting and long acting steroid injection in the past 6 weeks.  I have been off all steroids x 3 weeks and am suffering from weakness, tremors, shaking inside and out, feelings of anxiety, shortness of breath, muscle cramps in my legs and feet and extreme lethargy. I'm thinking this must be an adrenal issue.  Has anyone had these symptoms after prednisone?   I am so anxious and shaky from mid morning until late afternoon.  I am sleeping at least 8 hours a night and nap during the day when

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Prednisone - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - HealingWell.com


... after much research and insight from ... but around when all this was beginning possibly after I got off the prednisone I began suspecting I had heart ...
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Extreme fatigue while on Prednisone - Crohn's Disease ...


Extreme fatigue while on Prednisone. ... A couple of days after starting the pred i began ... works in the terminal ileum but both meds entail muscle weakness and ...
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Predisolone and muscle weakness - Vasculitis UK | HealthUnlocked


Predisolone and muscle weakness. ... I had muscle weakness in my arms and legs and after the first two doses of Rituximab could barely walk or hold anything as both ...
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Extreme fatigue after steroid tapering ... He put him on oxygen and breathing treatments and upped his prednisone. ... ranging from fluid retention to muscle weakness.
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Will you have Lethargy with Prednisone? - eHealthMe


Could Prednisone cause Lethargy? We studied 239,595 Prednisone users who have side effects from FDA. Among them, 14,778 have Lethargy. ... Prednisone and Weakness;
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Prednisone Withdrawal Symptoms: How Long Do They Last?


Prednisone Withdrawal Symptoms: How Long Do They Last ... off prednisone after a year on a ... internal shaking from naval to sternum, weakness, fatigue ...
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Prednisone: MedlinePlus Drug Information


... weakness, slowed ... Call your doctor if you experience these or other unusual symptoms while you are taking decreasing doses of prednisone or after you stop ...
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Prednisone Side Effects in Detail - Drugs.com


Major Side Effects. If any of the following side effects occur while taking prednisone, check with your doctor immediately: More common: Aggression
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Weakness and lethargy after Prednisone

A few years ago I was diagnosed with Secondary Addison's Disease. I was placed on hydrocortisone for 1 year when suddenly another doctor moved me to prednisone. A drug that does the same thing. Why he moved me was because he had more patients on prednisone. Or so he said. Anyway after 5 days of prednisone I was feeling bad. Anxiety, bad temper and lethargy. I demanded to return to hydrocortisone and within a couple of days felt FAR better. I had none of the prednisone side effects. The dosage is different between HC and prednisone, so dont assme 60 mg of one means you'll need 60 mg of the other. Good luck.
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Can the adrenal gland be rebuilt after 30 years of prednisone use.

Did you happen to get copies of any of the testing? Did they run any sodium or potassium? No, adrenals may not return to normal after being suppressed that long. Doctors should treat steroids with the same care as narcotics - they have dangerous long term side effects and can effect a patient for the rest of their life! Some get AI, some Cushing's. I would get copies of everything run, and I would go for another opinion. You may need a neuro-endo - a pituitary endo. You may need to hunt docs. Leaving you with low cortisol is pretty dangerous. What are they thinking?
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Prednisone Withdrawal-Adrenal Fatigue

Licorice root is good for adrenal insufficiency.
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polymyalgia rheumatica question

some of what you have written does fit PMR, but some does not.  Each patient is different and there are common and less common symptoms, but also, sometimes there is more than 1 thing going on - especially with autoimmune conditions.  I would suggest you get a second or third opinion.  See a rheumatologist that patients recommend.  A support group in your area may be an excellent resource for obtaining the name of a patient trusted doc.
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how long for prednisone to work?

For me the Steroids works in about 3 days, but its not the same dose has you, they would give me 50 mg for 5 days, and sometimes more like 100 mg. Last week they gave me 125 mg for 5 days and it worked fast for me..
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adrenal crisis from prednisone withdrawal?

Dropping predisone abruptly is not recommended - Did she tell her doctor she did that? A crises with the adrenals occurs slowly - I don't believe this situation would put her in crises. She could however - had weak adrenals prior and the shock of stopping the med could be upsetting. It may not hurt to get testing since predisone can feed the adrenals.
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Unknown Neurological/Autoimmune disease

You don't say how old your husband is, but all the back problems just sound like degenerative problems of aging.  I don't think they have anything to do with his cognitive impairment.  As far as the change in curvature, that is a symptom of pain, and you should not focus on that finding.  I think the LP finding of bands might be key.  Assuming by bands they mean oligoclonal bands, I found this list on wikipedia of causes of oligoclonal bands on LP:   Oligoclonal bands are also found in: Multiple sclerosis Lyme Disease Devic's disease Systemic lupus erythematosus Neurosarcoidosis Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis Subarachnoid haemorrhage Syphilis Primary central nervous system lymphoma Sjögren's Syndrome Guillain-Barre Syndrome So maybe he needs to be checked for things on this list.  
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