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Prednisone psychosis

went to see the pdoc after my episode of an allergic reaction to an antipsychotic, which resulted in me being put on prednisone . My head is killing, having trouble with confusion. Pdoc stays that I need a step down program for the steroid which I am supposed to run out of tomorrow . Regular doc says he’s full of crap. Pdoc says I have to wait three weeks before putting me back on a antipsychotic. I don’t know if I can take it that long. Anyone have this experience?

Stepping down of prednisone is indicated if you have been taking prednisone for 10 days or longer. Dose is irrelevant, but length of time IS. You can resume antipsychotic treatment whenever.

SOURCE: Long-time uncontrolled asthmatic with more time on steroids than off.