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Review: could Prednisone cause Insomnia?

We study 146,581 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,337 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,890 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 772,548 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 146,560 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 2,612 people (1.78%) have Insomnia. They amount to 0.34% of all the 777,869 people who have Insomnia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Insomnia in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia60.00%10.34%6.55%3.79%12.76%5.17%1.38%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia65.78%34.22%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.52%2.21%6.83%12.05%14.83%25.51%38.05%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia4.76%40.48%45.24%9.52%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia6.67%6.67%86.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (325 people, 12.44%)
  2. Pain (280 people, 10.72%)
  3. Osteoporosis (221 people, 8.46%)
  4. Depression (185 people, 7.08%)
  5. Asthma (170 people, 6.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (670 people, 25.65%)
  2. Aspirin (406 people, 15.54%)
  3. Ambien (370 people, 14.17%)
  4. Zometa (368 people, 14.09%)
  5. Folic acid (347 people, 13.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Chronic headaches and blurred vision have increased since starting steriods. Also cloudy head with a feeling of brain and body not connecting.
    Falling asleep at computer desk.
    Hot hads have only started in past week.
    Diagnised with sarcoidosis in January.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • For 6 years I have been taking predisone to treat my Myasthenia Gravis, which is primarily ocular. I've always had moderate situational anxiety but as soon as I began taking prednison my axiety sky rocketed. My predinsone doses have ranged from 5-30mg per day, depending on weather or not I am in remission, but every time I have tried to get off prednisone I have a bad flare up. My neurologist began treating my anxiety 6 years ago with clonazepam and it worked for me for about 4 years. The entire 5th year of being on clonazepam it had little to no effect on controlling my anxiety any longer. I have also taken mestinon along side of prednisone to treat my myasthenia gravis but it had little effect on my condition. This past year my family practioner tapered me off the clonazepam using alprazolam and it has been working very well. Recently, due to an overload of general life responsibilities, I have began to have another flare up. This is the first time while on alprazolam that this has occured. I have been on 5mg of prednisone and 2mg of alprazolam daily for the past year or so and have been problem free. Today I have had to bump back up to 20mg of prednisone to control my Myasthenia Gravis, but I am having extremly peaked anxiety levels. Hopefully I will be seeing one of my doctors this week.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I have occasional skipped heart beats, but since taking prenisone they have become extremely noticeable and bothersome. Also feel weak and shaky when they start. Can't exert myself.

    Reply

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