I have never taken Lorazapan for the side effects of Prednisone. However, when I started on 60mg after my diagnosis of PMR/GCA last summer I felt totally wired, very jittery and like a completely different person. It was very unpleasant. Thank heavens that subsided as I decreased the dose. I did have to take sleeping pills for quite a while.I am now down to 8mg Prednisone but my hair is coming out and have been told it is Telogen Effluvium, which could be due to the illness, taking steroids or being very anemic (which I was last summer and had to have a couple of iron infusions). Has anyone else experience hair loss due to PMR/GCA? It is very upsetting. I feel vain for even being upset especially as I will be going through getting of the steroids soon. But I am wondering if I will go bald.