patient already on Sinemet for Parkinson's and taking prednisone for PMR but since taking have have many mental changes. 10 mg daily prednisone for the last month, now down to 9mg daly. Help!
Yes. These can be side effects of prednisone. It can cause confusion, mental changes, even to psychotic episodes in some, and also vivid dreams is a common side effect.If it is troublesome, speak to your Dr about it.
I totally agree - Prednisone can cause some really vivid dreams. I'm tapering (3rd and what my doctor calls my final chance) and I've just reached 0mg and 5mg alternating and this is always when my issues kick in. Had a dream that my house was falling in. Felt as though I was half awake, I was aware of my surroundings but I could feel a shaking, a violent shaking like an earthquake. I was in bed and couldn't get up. In the dream I realized I was going to die, came to peace with it and lay still... I was in tears when I woke up. That scared the living daylights out of me. Worse point was that I was at home having a bad 'post-taper' day and had the whole day ahead of me. That's one of the points that made me finally join a group like this after more than 2 years on the drug.
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