Me again. Very happy that I managed to get off of pred. last week, although I'm still a bit out of breath so I shall see if it lasts. In retrospect I'm rather aghast at a few of the things I said while drugged (er on pred.). How do you guys cope with the side effects? It always makes me somewhat manic, chatterbox, euphoric, then depressed....makes me want to pull my hair out by the end of the week (or weeks). Do you find that anything helps you? I can self edit to a point, but I do find some things just seem to fly out of my mouth, and I feel I've made a fool out of myself (particularly with one of the nurses at one doctor's office). And then there's the fact that I don't really call many people I know while I'm on it because some just don't understand how emotionally wacky it can make me...and that it's really not me and it's not going to last.
I'd really appreciate any thoughts...