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Prednisolone sinusitis prescribed . Now

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Prednisolone for chronic sinusitis prescribed for sister. Now feels GREAT. Had alcohol but seemed ok. After @ 2 bottles went into blind rage. Usually drinks less or slower. Never seen her like this. Started steroids @ 3 weeks ago. I don't know the dosage. Under a lot of stress, husband of sick with stress, sister had hysterectomy 12 months ago so also on hormone replacement meds.
Could steroids have contributed to behaviour and faster drinking?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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it sounds like she is suffering from a combination of steroid psychosis and possibly too much alcohol.

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some patients can develop psychosis or changes in behavior and mental status changes from steroids like prednisolone.

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she needs to avoid alcohol for now and talk to her doctor about these behavioral changes.

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she most likely needs to taper down off of the steroids

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she might need a course of antibiotics to help her sinusitis sinus infection to get better.

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are her sinusitis symptoms better?

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Yes.

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yes She said her breathings better and more clear headed. She has had sinusitis for over 3 months

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I see.

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she should avoid alcohol for now and talk to her doctor about tapering down off of the prednisolone.

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she should get better.

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her doctors should note this effect on her from steroids.

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