This is my first post on here. After a lifetime of mild asthma, which I've not had any treatment for, my symptoms have flared up really badly over the last few weeks. I've tried inhalers and they've had no effect, so the doctor has put me on a 10 day course of Perdnisone Pills.
I started taking them yesterday and last night I had a bout of insominia, which is not normal for me, I checked the (lengthy) list of side effects on the info leaflet but couldn't see anything about lack of sleep, so I'm not sure if that's related. Having searched the internet for more information though I've come across an alarming array of stories from people who've taken this medicine and suffered side-effects which sound absolutely horrific - from women growing beards, to people developing humps in their backs, to psychosis!
Obviously this is very worrying, but on the other hand, it seems unlikely that the doctor would prescribe this medicine if these reactions weren't very unusual.
I know everyone's different but it would reassuring to hear about what I could typically expect from a 10 day course of this medicine.
I haven't noticed any improvements yet, but it is only the second day of taking them - does anyone know how long it usually takes for it start taking effect?
Thanks in advance.