Just looking for some advice from anyone who has come off prednisolone..
I was on preds for the whole of last year, and after reducing them down to one a day, then one every other day, I finally finished them a few days before Christmas. Since then, I've noticed some rather strange effects from the steroids coming out of my system. Rashes on the sides of my stomach (little red spots), my face is really spotty and blotchy (I use to have very clear skin), bags under my eyes and increased tiredness/sleeping too much/sleeping too little and what seems like depression. All the above I can deal with aside from this depression.
When I was 15, I went through what felt like a rather frustrating time. It wasn't the best few years of my life, and being in counselling really helped me. I had been seeing someone since I was 7, all the way through to when I turned 18. Since before I came off the steroids, and now after, I've been feeling so down. One minute I'm fine, and the next I'm in floods of tears. I feel upset all the time, and completely numb inside. Nothing excites me, nothing. I used to be such an upbeat person, making jokes, and that just seems to have died. I just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this? My asthma nurse said that this could be a side effect, and so did the doctor. I have to wait another few weeks so that by the time I go and see my doctor again, it would have been 2 months that my steroids would have been out of my system.
To be honest, I'm worried that I'll have to go on antidepressants. However, I want to fight this on my own! Anyone else experienced this? Any advice/stories helpful!