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Review: could Prednisone cause Stress?

We study 146,540 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 4,644 have Stress. Find out below who they are, when they have Stress and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,848 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Stress

Stress (latest reports from 1,279,057 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Jul, 16, 2014: 146,523 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 4,644 people (3.17%) have Stress. They amount to 0.36% of all the 1,275,209 people who have Stress on eHealthMe.

Trend of Stress in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Stress * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stress30.95%20.63%7.16%19.58%13.89%4.63%3.16%

Gender of people who have Stress when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Stress62.24%37.76%

Age of people who have Stress when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stress0.00%0.46%3.21%6.26%10.19%15.29%27.31%37.28%

Severity of Stress when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Stress5.00%65.00%20.00%10.00%

How people recovered from Stress ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Stress9.09%27.27%63.64%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (660 people, 14.21%)
  2. Pain (565 people, 12.17%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (526 people, 11.33%)
  4. Depression (369 people, 7.95%)
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis (350 people, 7.54%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (1,577 people, 33.96%)
  2. Prednisone tab (1,240 people, 26.70%)
  3. Aspirin (1,132 people, 24.38%)
  4. Aredia (1,128 people, 24.29%)
  5. Lasix (1,004 people, 21.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 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.

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