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My boyfriend (thatguy2006) has been on prednisone for his crohn's for awhile now. Sometimes he gets snappy or bitchy about everything. Recently I had an allergic reaction to something and my doctor put me on 40 mg of prednisone for 5 days. I HATE THE WORLD!! I have never felt like clawing someones eyes out for being in the 20 items or less lane at walmart that has 21 items. I have a new found respect for him and prednisone. :ymad:
Welcome to the wonderful world of prednisone!!! How about sleeplessness and that constant dying of hunger feeling - have you had those, too?!!

My Butt Hurts

Yeah - now would be a good time to clean out the closet, scrub the toilet, organize every frikin thing in the house...
Use the pred energy to your advantage.

You said 40mg for 5 days. Are you then weaning off of it? Not sure if you can just quit it after 5 days on it. Or maybe that is a short enough time to not affect you.(effect? damn that word!) Anyone chime in on this?
yup, not tapering needed on short bursts as far as i know.

get in and out before the body depends on it.

and yeah, clean the house, go crazy!

i think i'll vote for pred in the next australian elections:D
Rofl yah, i cleaned my room like CRAZY! and im usually the BIGGEST SLOB lol. And the constant hunger! argh!!!! I am on 20 mg, just went down.
nope, no tapering for the short runs.

ive done the 5 day thing twice for ulcer flare ups in my throat. the days go: 40, 40, 30, 20, 10, 0
lol dan:D

and yeah, i've self medicated this dosage before as well. probably not the smartest thing, but damn it works well some times.
It's been before an important event that I want to be well for.

family/friends wedding, holidays and so on.

Not only do I get well for the occasion, but I also have that lovely Pred Glow....!!!!
hmm that is quite a tempting idea!
however i dont ever have extra pred just chillin around the house.
and i also feel awful for at least 2 days during the taper. even the 5 day taper. prolly not worth it for meee