Hi everyone, I really need done help and advice. Because of TakayaSu's arteritis I was put in 40 mg per day prednislone. Unfortunately this effected my mood severely resulting in me suffering from manic highs and severe mood instability. I also suffer with bipolar disorder (which the rheumy knew); because of the effects on my mood it was reduced to 20mg daily but still the adverse/extreme mood effects kept happening. The rheumatologist gave me no warning of the possible effects on my mood - even though I now see this side effect is well known. Neither did she liaise with my Psychiatrist. Yesterday I was so ill that the steroids were completely stopped. My rheumatologist is currently away in the sick -they rang her at home. I have to ring hospital Monday to tell them how I feel. Basically I feel awful; still having mood swings' now getting heart palpatations, generalised weakness, headaches, shakes, light headedness, extreme coldness and generalised aches and pains and the steroids were only stopped last night. I am worried because I know it can be dangerous (I have been on the drugs 3 months) to stop the drug abruptly. I have been given no advice by the hospital, just told tinting in Monday. I am really worried about getting through this weekend - Is there anyone who can give me some advice on how to deal with this abrupt withdrawal. I really could do with some help and advice. Thank you so much
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