I was prescribed prednisone for back pain and this is my second day taking it. I have slept for 90 percent of the time. I don't have a regular doctor and I am concerned.. so how can I stop the tiredness other then stop taking the medicine? why is it making me sleep? how serious is this problem?
It should subside as your body adjusts to it. Take it at bedtime. It is very rare to feel sleepy on prednisone as it usually gives most people insomnia. It's really nothing to worry about; however, you should report this to your prescribing doctor. Do not stop taking prednisone without first consulting with your doctor as it needs to be tapered down.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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