The Pros and Cons of being on Prednisone (aka steroids):
-Haven’t taken any Sumatriptan medication since I started the taper
-Medical leave from work
-No driving anywhere
-Minimal migraine symptoms
-I have a reasonable excuse to be a total blob (so I am binge-watching LOST and loving it… no spoilers!)
-Had to take medical leave from work
-Can’t drive (it’s hard to rely on other people!)
-Not able to concentrate or read or think clearly… or do much of anything
-Thoooose siiiide effeeeeeects, such as: Always hungry, puffy face, headaches as the steroids wear off, worse insomnia than usual, totally out of it all day, anxiety, pounding heartbeat, and I have a small bruise or rash on my arm that may or may not be related
-Severe heartburn (but my Dr. prescribed Omeprazole which relieved this symptom!)
I’ve been drinking a ton of water, eating bananas, and trying to eat normal-sized meals. I had no idea that I was going to be in this Super Intense Drug Haze for this long period of time. I am on Day 10 and I still can’t drive or work.
Also, I started to experience some migraine symptoms as each steroid dose wore off, but once I took my daily dose, the migraine faded away within a few hours. Pretty crazy. Pretty effective.
Every 3 days, I take 10 mg less of this stuff. So we’ll see what happens as I start to come out of the haze.
This has been Kelly the Prednisone Blob reporting. Stay tuned for more updates!