Feeling very low is it the meds

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Hi 2 weeks ago I was started on hydroxychloroquine 200mg now on 400mg with a reducing dose of prednisalone now on 5mg. I am feeling so low and very grumpy I want to cry all the time. I know both drugs can affect the mood but don't know if I can carry on taking them Dr wants me to persevere. Is 1 drug worse than the other for this as I'm due to stop pred in 2 weeks.

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    Hi Deborah

    Have you just been diagnosed with RA

    When I first was diagnosed I was afraid and grumpy as well. This disease does do this to you. Some days I am good other days I feel useless. But find something you enjoy doing. I have a puppy who I have to walk everyday and I go and see friends

    Hope you feel better soon

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    Hello Deborah,

    I had to stop taking hydroxychloroquine after almost 7 weeks because of terrible side effects, Eyes not focusing properly, Headache, Itching, Sore Throat, Breathlessness, Mouth Ulcers, Stomach Cramps, A feeling of Nervousness, very weepy etc.  

    It is up to you if you perservere with them, don't be bullied by the doctor, it's your body. x

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    Prednisone makes me feel extra sensitive and weepy not too mention short tempered.

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    Thank you for your replies. I'm sure it's a combination of newly diagnosed insomnia from pred plus had a difficult weekend with pain. I am looking forward to stopping steroids in 1 way but in another I know own pain is going to increase until hydroxychloroquine kicks in

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