I have prednisone withdrawal symptoms and they are horrible!!

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I was prescribed prednisone 50 mg for a period of 5 days for sinus infection. It has been around 6 days since my last dose and I feel horrible, my legs are weak, I am irritable and I have not been the same since. It also threw my period off. I wish my doctor would have told me that I would have to wean off of this steroid before abruptly stopping it because I probably wouldn't have taken it. I called a pharmacist and he told me that my doctor should have tapered me off of it even after 5 days. Everyones body is different. Doctors really should be more detailed when they prescribe meds!!

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    Very slow gradual taper is so very important when going off Prednisone as your body needs to adjust....surprised your doctors did not have you do that.  When you go down slowly you don't have the withdrawal symptoms.  I wish you well.

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