The thing about steroids

I feel better than great.  I think it might be from the dose of prednisone that was prescribed for me to relieve inflammation in my lungs.  I have experienced these effects before.  Besides helping my lung inflammation, most or all of my usual daily aches and pains are gone.  Any little skin conditions are cleared up.  I feel strong.  I am sleeping less, feeling stronger, rarin’ to go!  I feel 20 to 30 years younger.

I can understand why athletes take steroids and it helps them win.  When my body doesn’t hurt and I have more energy, I can go farther and faster than ever before.  I am rarin’ to go.

The problems with taking steroids are great and serious.  There are many possible dangerous side effects.  The medication can be taken only for a short period of time and then must be tapered off.

Unpleasant withdrawal symptoms are common.  If I had unlimited use of this drug, I could become addicted and it could kill me.  I am now in the tapering off process.  I will have to do that.  My aches and pains and other little irritations will come back.  I am sad about that.

I will greatly miss my prednisone.


About feistylynnie

I am a closet explorer of the weird, unusual and extraordinary sides of life, masquerading as a normal person. I play viola and violin in many styles including classical, blues, folk and disco. I am also a horse, donkey, cat and dog lover and total geek.
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