I recently was put on high dose prednisone for pneumonia. Over the course of treatment I started having anxiety and panic attacks. I went off the prednisone last week but the anxiety continues. I just started on Buspar and Xanax for the anxiety and panic but I have never been sick so am very concerned about missing work and not being able to live my life. I was told I could not drive until this all settled down. I feel so out of control. How long will this take??? And should I seek inpatient care? I also have the possibility of having a intersitutial lung disease called boop or COP. Really don't know which way to turn, help.
I was prescribed prednisone many years ago for my problems with allergies. I had many adverse reactions with this drug. My heart felt as if it were coming out of my chest and I couldn't leave my bed. I was alway feeling spaced out. I literally felt as if I were dying. I was taken off of that drug and I will never take it again. I've also taken Buspar for simply needing to sleep at night. Well it didn't help me sleep. When I think about Buspar today, I know it was responsible for the start of my panic disorder. My panic was so bad I was afraid to go to sleep at night. I didn't calm down until my doctor prescribed ativan to control my attacks.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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