Terrible floating feeling - plz help

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I have a terrible floating feeling and usually it goes away after some rest but it's been 2 days and it's not letting up.

By floating I mean, my entire body feels light and my head feels spacey and I am very tired. I also feel sick from it.

I just stopped a 5 day dose of prednisone for asthma treatment. Could the steroid have caused this?

I was dx w Menieres and BPPV so I do have underlying vestibular disorder. Please help me I feel like I am going insane I am scared cause this is horrible.

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    When you say you've just finished a 5 day dose of Prednisone, what was the daily dose?

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    From when this problem occured while you have started taking the dose?
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      sorry i asked why and see it's asthma.  Was this tablets? Still seems strange,to,only be given 5 days and then stop. I onow for a fact as when I was younger on my first time of steroids, i didnt know this, stopped taking them and became seriously ill. Hospitalised etc etc.

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      I asked the nurse and looked it up too when they first gave it to me and they said such a short time of dosage doesn't require tapering. Anything longer than like 5 days requires it. But it is a possibility it's messing w me.

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      Yes that sounds more realistic. 40 mgs is really high!  Shame they didnt help,you though, but they mostly are used,to reduce inflammation.  (Had them for Crohns) Hydrocortisone which is bit different, (Same as what Adrenals produce), can be more helpful I feel.
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      Yeah you took a 10 day dose that has to be tapered. Or should at least. My old ENT tried to give me 100mgs for 10 days with no taper. I'm glad I never took it because I googled and researched. That's why I was afraid to take it this time but my asthma was so bad I desperately needed relief. They don't seem to do much for me either except cause me insomnia, jitters, and a red hot flushed face. These medicines are the worst.

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      TBH i go the natural way to keep inflammation down now. Rooibos tea, fresh ginger,Ceylon Cinnamon, Star Anise, all in hot water (Added honey if it helps) every morning.  All three are great natural anti inflamms.  Also imtake Rhis Tox, a homeopathic remedy that helps my arthritic aches and pains.  Arnica Gel rubbed on neck, knees, anywhere I'm sore or stiff, or both!! Haha. But I get more relief from these than any meds, and no side effects!!

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