Well I am on day 6 of my taper (so far 40mg, 40 mg, 30mg, 30mg, 20mg, 20mg). I have another 20mg tomorrow; then the next 3 days its 10mg per day than done.
I came down with Bronchitis on 3/9 and was started on the Prednisone on 3/14. My bronchitis seems to be better in that I mean not coughing as much and physically feeling better (not as worn down etc.).
My problem is my breathing is not better??? I am still having to use my rescue inhaler every 4 to 6 hours. I am still taking the musinex also.
I have never taken Prednisone before and I HATE the way it is making me feel (jittery, nervous, INSOMNIA, heart racing, hands shaking, head pounding/pressure, dizziness, and blurry vision).
I would have thought that my breathing would be improved at least a little by now??? I am so confused - I feel like I would have gotten this much better on my own - it does not feel like the prednisone is doing ANYTHING but giving me side effects??? It has TOTALLY ripped apart my digestive system - horrid reflux....
In fact after I take it -- I actually feel worse for a while???
Can anyone PLEASE PLEASE help me - I am so confused.
I will be going to Dr. tomorrow for a follow-up - so confused as my coughing and wheezing are MUCH less - but each day on the Prednisone my chest gets tighter and tighter????
I feel like I am losing my mind - can anyone help?