Have had a 5 day hit of pred, then 4 days later was in A&E where I had 40mg followed by another 5 day hit followed by 6 days of stepping down.
I take my last 5mg tablet tomorrow then I'm off it. But I feel dreadful.
Throughout the treatment I've gone from not sleeping for days, eating for England and being hyper, to sleeping 9 hours at night, having no appetite and snoozing in the day. Now I'm sleepless again and eating everything in sight. Seems my sleep pattern is all over.
Worse thing though is the aching. I have really bad back and tummy ache. My tummy feels really bloated and swollen with a cramping burning sensation. My back aches around my kidney area and once today when I went to the loo for a number 2 there was loads of blood. Been twice since and it was fine though.
Do these symptoms seem normal for Pred and for coming off it? I'm not too worried at this stage but wonder at what stage I should be bothering my doctor.
On the up side, my asthma's the best it's been for ages.