... 3 and have to take them for 12 days Taking for a virile cough and chest pain
Prednisone - how do you counteract the jittery speedy feeling and not be able to sleep. I am on day?
Question posted by linp on 26 June 2013
Last updated on 17 March 2019
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Hi, Limb, this is ChelleKay. I have been on varying doses of Prednisone for the biggest part of 28 yrs. Off times very short, and very far in between. Fist of all, take the Prednisone when you first wake up. Some of your daily activities will help with the "speedy, jittery? feeling bcause you will use up energy during the day. I must ask, what other rx's are you taking?. as some have side effects as you describe. When did you start taking it or have you been a long timer (like me), it makes a difference. I would definitely advicse my dr that this is happening, although, I have to admit, I get more info out of my Pharmacist than I do my Dr. Its not a bad idea to get to know your Pharmacist on a more personal basis. Talk to them reqularly, anything, weather, etc if no drug advice. But, buils a relationship so that when you have a question/problem, they are alreay familiar to you, Makes a BIG difference. We want you here and glad you have joined us. Just wanted to let you know what has helped me the most. Good luck, and be well as possible
Hello. Prednisone does this. Cut out caffeine. Get plenty of rest for your illness. The dose is the key. 12 days is pretty quick and the effects will go away after. Sounds like you may have started a higher dose such as 20mg or higher?
Contact your doctor and let him know you are having this effect.
By the way, prednisone is best taken in the morning. For doses higher than 20 mg for the day, it should be 1/2 in morning and 1/2 taken 12 hours later. That will also make a change in your response. What dose is this?
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