I suffered from an allergic reaction to honey, quite a severe one. I was prescribed cortisone tablets 40 mg of which I did a three-day course, which ended on Thursday.

During the course I experienced severe side-effects such as insomnia (which I countered by taking a higher dose of the sleeping pill that I already take), hot flushes, excessive urination and the worst, constipation - very hard stools plus mild anal pain in the toilet.

My question is, given that it is already three days ago when I last took the medicine, how long would these side-effects persist? More worryingly, would these relent at all or could I be in for long term issues?!