Some of the things almost every body experiences while on prednisone are

  1. Moon Face, which is when your face will puff up quite a bit giving your face quite the circular shape. In most peoples experience, this is just a temporary side effect and does come down when you stop taking prednisone.
  2. Mood Swings, the medication does cause some fairly obvious emotional roller coasters! While its not so much a rage so much as an intolerance for everybody and everything around you, you will go from happy to sad to mad all in a few minutes at times.
  3. Ravenous hunger!  A lot of people, myself included feel a bit of a burst of energy and hunger just after taking your prednisone dose!
  4. Many people notice acne and some lucky few even experience random hair growth, I was one of those lucky people that developed a warm coat of back hair while on it….lucky!

A more comprehensive list of possible side effects are

  • Aggression
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • blurred vision
  • decrease in the amount of urine
  • dizziness
  • fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  • headache
  • irritability
  • mental depression
  • mood changes
  • nervousness
  • noisy, rattling breathing
  • numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
  • pounding in the ears
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of the fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs
  • trouble thinking, speaking, or walking
  • troubled breathing at rest
  • weight gain
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