My daughter is on prednisone and is already not liking the effects that she is feeling... slightly nervous, uptight, the after taste she says it leaves in her mouth, and the erratic sleeping... does all this smooth out over time and when and how do they decide if she will have to be on this medication for more than a month... Just how quickly can a person/child, be diagnosed with asthma? I mean this just came out of no where and she has never shown signs of giving out, or short of breath in her sports or outdoor activity... my daughter is one of those out-doorsy types, she loves animals, horses, climbing trees, nature walks, biking among many other things... this really is upsetting for the both of us, more her than me... as for the inhaler she seems to be doing ok with that and is using it up to 5 times a day, 2 puffs... It would help to know of other's suffering from the 1st stage asthma, a little more about prednisone, 10mg dosages, and the fact that she does suffer from seasonal allergies... blaze22
The prednisone is probably fresponsible for her difficulty sleeping and the jittery nervousness although the albuterol can cause some jittery feelings in some. She will get used to the albuterol in time. Have they tried her on Singulair yet? It is excellent in kids with allergies and asthma. If she is outdoorsy she may be developing allergies which may come on at any time after repeated exposure. I would ask her pediatrician about trying Singulair. It may help her cut down on the inhaler and still be able to breathe. They usually test with spirometry to determine how well she is breathing. I think she'll begin to feel better once that stinking steroid is out of her system.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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