I have a rare auto-immune disease that requires high (160mg 2x day) dose prednisone to stop a severe blistering of mucosal tissue ., 2-3 degree burns of mouth, throat, sinus, eyes and even my heart. The possibility of this disease killing me without prednisone is real and my doctor explained that prior to prednisone a great majority of people with Erythema Multiforme – Major died.
So what’s the problem? Over many years and a dozen high dose treatments with prednisone I have been 302 committed and upon release my doctors where cautioned about this therapy.
During my most recent treatment, I went into a manic state or worse. I was PFA’d and removed from my home by police after scaring my wife and kids. I had to finish treatments at the hospital and I requested a psychological evaluation because I hadn’t slept in 5 days, almost lost my job, and was was manic or worse. After a discussion with a psychiatrist he added several different mood stabilizers and anti psychotic meds. I have come off the prednisone and the pshyc meds are taking effect. I cant wait until prednisone is out of my system.
My doctor now realizes after this last event a new protocol is being thought out with future treatments.
This I can tell you without a doubt in my mind that Prednisone is a miracle and a curse all rolled up into one medicine. If you are experiencing mental issues with prednisone tell your doctor immediately, insist on getting psychiatric support and PRAY.
But critics say those efforts are overshadowed by the government’s more repressive measures, which have fueled the propaganda of a small number of extremists, including the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), a radical Uighur militant group, some of whose adherents are believed to have been active in Syria and Afghanistan. According to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute, TIP released an issue of its online magazine on Aug. 29, calling for its fighters in Syria to prepare for future battle against the Chinese state in East Turkestan, a name many Uighurs use to refer to Xinjiang. The issue sought to draw attention to the situation in Xinjiang and the treatment of Muslims by the Chinese government.