I have been on prednisolone since January 2015. The Doctor took a blood test in the December (2014) and I got the result in the January. Due to a misunderstanding (I’m 79 years old and have a hearing defect it may have been my fault not hers) I started on 3x5mg three times a day. The effect was electric! I recovered all my mobility and felt terrific. However on my next visit 2 weeks later, she pointed out my mistake and I’ve been phasing down ever since. I’m now down to 10mg at 2.00am, 7mg at breakfast and 5mg at lunch.
I don’t have any muscle stiffness or difficulty. I am a campanologist (Bellringer) and have managed to continue with that twice a week for an hour on practice night and 20 mins. on Sunday for service.
However I am having very sore eyes, feeling very lethargic, no energy and feeling depressed. Are these the side effects of prednisolone ? How do I counter them? I’m reluctant to take more (different) medication because they all seem to finish-up with another side effect
Welcome your suggestions.