OMG I won't do this again in a hurry! I am currently on a reducing scale from 60mg pred and went down to 40 from 45 on Tuesday. I've had a few niggly issues, such as my eyes feeling as though they are swollen and vision somewhat blurred. I actually slept reasonably well last night for 4 hours, a miracle for me. I usually only get 2-3 hours a night. However as a consequence I slept past the time I normally medicate by an hour. Talk about being hit by a steam roller and being stomped by a herd of elephants! It started with the eyes swelling. Then a severe migraine type headache that didn't respond to migraine meds. Then the shakes started. It was as though I'd been standing in a walk-in freezer without the benefit f a jacket, even though the weather is mild. I took my BP as I am mildly hypertensives and it was very high at 160/125. Never been that high before. About 45 minutes after I took my main meds the everything seems to be settling down again including the high BP, but it has left me feeling sick, exhausted and light headed. My hands look as though there is no blood getting to them. They are off white in colour like they go when you go out in midwinter without gloves.Half of each hand is numb and I have been told by the doctor that the feeling may never recover. It is no biggy and I am adapting quite well to finding a way to do the things that need me to grip, including driving safely. If that is the only side effect I'm left with I consider myself fortunate.
Has anyone else had any similar symptoms, just through being slightly late with meds? I didn't realise that that it could strike so hard and so quickly.