Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I have bipolar and sle and have been told the steroids can cause me to have a manic episode, I've been stable with bipolar for over 5 years, And the many times I have been on steroids ive had no manic symtoms at all. I've been given 5 days worth of prednisone to help with this really horrible flair but I'm scared that as soon as I taking them the lupus will just flair again as it has previously. it's not just the pain and the severe fatigue, the rash is getting worse it's all over my face now and in my hair going all round my neck, its making face and eyes really soar, can I demand a longer course until the flair calms down? My gp is lovely but they worry about the bipolar. Right now the only thing I want is this to ease and think that my physical health should come before my mental health at this time I do take depakote to control bipolar and I'm very aware when I start to go up. I would call dr straight away if I felt I was. Sorry was so long thanks
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