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    steriods and mood swings
    vegaslupie posted:
    I am a 62 year old female with SLE Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, hashimoto thyroiditis and Osteoporosis. I am on Prednisone..... I was "always mean spirited before the Prednisone....Now I am a walking Maniac...screaming and Pit bulling the smallest imperfections... Oh well....I stay to myself it is safer....LOL
    Bobbie1717 responded:
    I understand....I take prednisone also for Asthma. It makes me crazy....
    I take Xanax four times a day while on prednisone and it works great. Keeps me calm. I take a sleeping pill to help me sleep while I take prednisone too.
    I know I need the prednisone, but the side effects are awful. Good luck.
    vegaslupie replied to Bobbie1717's response:
    Thanks for the response. I will inquire about Xanax and a sleeping aide on my next appointment. Good Luck with your asthma.

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