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Anxiety after intake of steroids - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello Doctor, my name is.
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   I was hospitalized a month ago, and they gave me 80mg of Prednisone via IV, 3 times a day for 4 days straight, and told me to continue in tablets when they discharged me, ever since I got back from the hospital, I have been feeling psycho, depressed when i stop, mania, extreme brain fog, and I feel like its never going to go away. I feel lost and confused, my memory is horrible, and I cant sleep, racing thoughts, etc...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you still on Prednisolone?
User :   No, i had stopped for 5 days, then started a small dose of dexamethasone.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   for my colon inflammation, it got more inflammed after i came back from the hospital.
User :   i cant think, i can function.
Doctor :   Did your doctor advise you on the Dexamethasone?
User :   No.
User :   same cortisteroid.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you take Dexamethasone only after your Physician advises you.
User :   Will it ever go away? Will I feel the same again? How long does this last?
Doctor :   The symptoms you describe may not be due to the STeroid
User :   What else can cause it?
Doctor :   It could be generalised anxiety.
Doctor :   Do you have any addictions?
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