Do steroids make you dizzy?
December 29, 2008 4:08 PM Subscribe
Can dropping down off Prednisone make you dizzy?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was recently put on a course of prednisone, for...well, complicated reasons, but nothing that would itself cause dizziness. My doc's been tapering me off, like you have to- nothing much happened when I dropped from 20mg to 10, but I recently dropped down to 5mg, and ever since I've been really dizzy. Like to the point where I'll be sitting motionless and have what I can only describe as a head rush, like I stood up too fast. If I lie down it eventually goes away, but it's creeping me out. (Other than the condition that necessitated the steroids I'm in perfect health, have had extensive blood tests etc, so as far as I know there is nothing else wrong with me that would be causing this).
I know You Are Collectively Not My Doctor- I have an appointment to see my doctor on the 8th, but in the meantime I'd really like to find out if this is a normal side effect and if I can expect it to go away. I'd actually thought that the weirdness set in when you dropped to lower than 5mg, like down to 2.5, and my doctor didn't mention that this would happen. The dizziness itself is driving me nuts but I'm also prone to mild panic attacks, and the dizziness is kind of triggering them so it would be really nice if that was going to stop soon.