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Old 01-19-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Transplantees on Prednisone

Hi everybody --

I am one year post- bilateral lung transplant, and I'm having two side effects from Prednisone: cataracts and grouchiness.

I believe almost all transplantees are on Prednisone, up to 20 mg daily, and many have the "grouch" side effect.

I'm seeing an opthalmologist for the cataracts, but I don't know how to stop my occasional "blowup" over little irritants.

I've heard of low-dosage Xanax, but I don't really want to add to my long list of meds.

Any suggestions?



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Old 01-19-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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Re: Transplantees on Prednisone

I hope you get some good answers. I am sorry but I can't help as I'm a steroid free kidney tx. I have heard from some that the effects tend to diminish with time, but I don't know how accurate that is. Don't be afraid to add an extra pill to help your mood. I was depressed after my transplant and spent a couple of years on Welbutrin. It made a fantastic difference in my outlook and I lived my life to the max much better than before the pill. Eventually I weaned myself off it, but it worked wonders for me. Best of luck.
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