Chronic Fatigue SyndromeChat or rant, adult content, spam, insulting steroods members, show more. Harm to minors, violence or threats, harassment or privacy invasion, impersonation or misrepresentation, sreroids or phishing, show more. No, they don't give you energy as such. Test enanthate 250 prices assume do medical steroids give you energy on cortico-steroids like prednisone, etc, which are anti-inflammatory drugs no they're not the same as anabolic steroids - they won't make you get big muscles. It's likely you feel more energetic because you're simply not in as much pain and discomfort from the inflammation.
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I recently was prescribed prednisone a corticosteroid for a nasty poison ivy rash I contracted from my garden, my dog or one of my children. I have horrible allergies and know to avoid contact with anything looking remotely like poison ivy, so the fact I got it without seeing it had me stumped.
I had never been on prednisone before, and had heard from the doctor about the side effects which include irritability, weight gain, night-sweats and low-potassium, among others. I experienced elevated mood and increased productivity. The morning after I started taking prednisone, I woke up with a crazy urge to go running. While on the prescription, I cleaned my whole house, did projects I had been putting off, was particularly cheery, and was ultra-productive at work.
I was curious about my reaction to prednisone, especially since I heard from friends and relatives who had experienced adverse reactions to it. They talked about the irritability, headaches, gaining weight, and having thyroid issues. I wanted to roll in poison ivy to be able to stay on this seemingly wonder drug. Corticosteroids are drugs that are closely related to cortisol, hormones produced by the adrenal gland.
Prednisone is typically prescribed for inflammatory conditions, like my acute allergy to urushiol inducing contact dermatitis, and everything from MS to lupus and cancer, and for preventing body organ transplant rejection. So in my case, the drug was prescribed to halt my allergic reaction to urushiol, the organic oil toxin found in poison ivy. I am the 70 year old lady who wrote on Sept.
No reason was ever found to account for it, such as Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Lupus, and other autoimmune diseases - until I had an Addisonian Crisis 3 months after my post. I had been at my cardiologist's office for a complete workup and stress test morning of Dec. We stopped for lunch and I immediately began having severe abdominal cramps. My son found me semiconscious in the bathroom upon coming home from work.
Frozen like a statue! I couldn't speak to answer his questions. My adrenals could not handle the stress of it, and the following dehydration. They said I was close to going into a coma. Massive steroids over 6 days in the hospital - along with 6 antibiotics fixed me up. It happened again in January of this year. Was transported by ambulance to ER.
I had just gotten bronchitis the day before, and my body couldn't handle it! It is no trivial matter! One can die from this. I urge all those who receive a dramatic high from prednisone to have adrenal studies done.
This is your body saying "There's what I've been missing! I will be getting a large stress dose in my IV on Tuesday during knee replacement. I have osteoporosis from the prednisone, and fractured three vertebrae in falls over the past 2 years. Those can be handled, but I can't move without prednisone now.
I also take thyroid hormone replacement. The benefits outweigh the risks in this case. Age 65, horrific allergy to mold outside. Got severe sinus and ear infection and allergic bronchitis. Well antibiotics x 3 rounds got rid of the infections the cough was beyond beyond and now it's May The sinuses and ears got so inflammed I wanted to kill myself! Went to an awesome ENT which I should have done first. Had previously seen primary care doc, CVS minute clinic, then an allergist.
Each gave me the following: Then just antibiotic, on and on. The ENT said there was no more infection, no more fluid in the ears - finally! So two weeks ago May he put me on a 12 day 10 mg dose step up and then down Prednisone pac. I have been awake for ten days sleeping in short bursts when I exhaust myself cleaning everything in sight!
Ive been eating and eating and gained ten pounds that I had lost and worked so hard to lose. Thankfully I have only tonight, tmrw and Wednesday the last of the dosages to consumme.
The euphoria we all mention is there been there done this drug before for sinus issues , but then Ready for this weight to come off of me. Don't care if I'm not as clear headed off than on it I don't work full time If you don't need to use it - don't but if you do short term it will take care of you.
And now it's 2: Only slept about two hours last night - the longest yet - nightmares yes! Been up since 4 am.
You are not alone. I cannot believe how great my prednisone prescription effects were on me. I was prescribed prednisone for an asthma issue. The 5 days that I was on prednisone was the best 5 days and the following 2 weeks we're the best of my life. I was soo productive and my mind felt so clear it was like a miracle.
Since then I am continuing my research to see what options I have to feel this way again. Since you can't take prednisone long term I'm sure there are ways that could make me as clear as those days that I was on prednisone. I am feeling the exact same way - incredibly productive and wanting to do more Did you find anything diet or natural that helps insite this need to get things done?
Hello, where you able to find any alternative options to have your day clear minded and productive. I was prescribed predisone about a week ago do to an infection. While my joints don't hurt any more and my rash is gone, I love the fact that I am extremely energetic.
All my life I always tell my self I suffer from chronic fatigue because I am always strougleing to get day by day. All my family are some what "clean freaks" and I felt the oposite. But I know what they mean when they say I just want my house clean. I would love to continue feeling this way to have family time and do exercise and possibly read a book. Prednisone led me to study Nootropics. I am still feeling fatigue through out the day and always wanting to sleep in the daytime.
But I stay up late at night. I am currently researching modafinil and armodafinil. I am not sure if this drug will have similar effects to prednisone. But my studies do show that it will help with being more energetic and alert through out the day. You can do your own research and see what people are saying. I will be starting armodafinil soon and I will update my results here later. I was on another corticosteroid for eczema and inflammation that caused it I had swollen lympth nodes all over my body, and my skin was red and swelling.
I was on 4 mg each day of dexamethasone for 28 days and reduced to half dosage for a week to taper off the medication. I think this variant was a little less severe than prednisone because I didn't have many bad side effects besides having too much energy that led to decreased sleep.
I had great sleep quality however. I also felt on top of the world and started dieting and exercising. I could feel myself decreasing in energy as I was tapering off the medication in the last week, and now I'm to having a mind that isn't as clear.
I feel as unhappy and insecure as I was before, and my overthinking is back to where it was. My skin is going back to its state before the medication due to scratching, and I hate it. I want to feel great again I had a Goiter enlarged thyroid and was misdiagnosed for 10 years with chronic sinusitis and acid re-flux I had forgotten what it was like to be normal.
I am 31 but feel like i was 18, the disease we thing Graves has been effecting me since my early 20's. Stopped by here doing my research, I am sad that i can't take this for the rest of my life. I'm affraid to go back to the living hell I was trapped in. Now that I know what i have been missing. I have so far experienced no side effects, I feel motivated, I am physically stronger, my mind is focused, my headaches and swollen thyroid are gone. I am also on a beta blocker Propranolol which completely stabilized my heart palpitations and tachycardia caused by the hyperthyroidism.
If i only have 7 days left to live I guess im going to make the best of it, before returning to HELL. I hope the doc can find and alternative, I want to feel this way for the rest of my life.. I fear that remember what it was like to be normal, to have energy and focus, I might get depressed if I go back to the way I was.