Review: could Prednisone cause Insomnia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.6/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 146,485 people who take Prednisone. Among them, 2,336 have Insomnia. See who they are, when they have Insomnia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,621 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus. Commonly reported side effects of Prednisone include fever, nausea aggravated, nausea, weakness, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Insomnia (sleeplessness) (latest reports from 752,547 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 140,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 2,611 people (1.86%) have Insomnia.
Time on Prednisone when people have Insomnia * :
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Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Prednisone * :
Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Prednisone * :
Severity of Insomnia when taking Prednisone ** :
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How people recovered from Insomnia ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (325 people, 12.45%)
- Pain (279 people, 10.69%)
- Osteoporosis (221 people, 8.46%)
- Depression (185 people, 7.09%)
- Asthma (170 people, 6.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (670 people, 25.66%)
- Aspirin (406 people, 15.55%)
- Ambien (370 people, 14.17%)
- Zometa (368 people, 14.09%)
- Folic acid (347 people, 13.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
From this study (1 year 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.
From this study (1 year ago):
after starting the Imuran and being on it for about 3 weeks I had flu-like symptoms went to the doctor was tested, the test came back negative for the flu so unsure if I really had the flu or if just a reaction to medications. Had read the Imuran can cause flu-like symptoms but after 4 - 5 days with those symptoms I no longer have that problem and it's been 1 month.
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