I've been put on a short course of 20mg of pred following an exacerbation due to a virus. I'm on day 3 and feeling really rubbish. I have suffered from insomnia, anxiety and depression on and off for years, all managed without any medication. They have been pretty bad lately as the asthma exacerbation makes me feel anxious and all these conditions are feeding each other. So I've been put on pred, which I more or less knew would make all this worse, but having felt pretty rubbish for about 4 months with a phlegmy cough that won't resolve with high dose of inhaled steroids left me no other option.
I think what bothers me most is the insomnia, because it affects my concentration so badly and I feel a useless wreck. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to cope with these side effects while on pred? I've read here that taking it early in the morning is best, so if I'm feeling like I might be able to get to sleep at, say, 4am can I take it then or will it make me wake up after a few hours? Waking up to take it won't work because when I'm like this the slightest disturbance to my sleep means I can't get back to sleep.