Hi everyone! I just joined and I find all of your stories/experiences so helpful, so thank you. I have been diagnosed with many things one being anxiety disorder. I was most recently diagnosed with minimal change disease which is a kidney disease. They have me on Prednisone. I don't know if anyone has heard of the horror stories of this steriods side effects, but they really suck. Anyway the reason for bringing it up, is my anxiety, and other mental illnesses, are AWFUL ever since starting this steriod. I constantly feel like I have fire in my chest. It is constant. I have been on this medication since July and continue to feel worse the longer I'm on it. I know maybe some of you have never experinced a steriod completely going against your mental health, but I am hoping that we can relate with the constant struggle. I have brought all this up to my doctors, both psychiatrist and nephrologist, and they keep saying "hang in there, youll feel better when you're off the medication". I feel like nobody is listening to me and know how badly I am feeling. I know things will get better in a few months when I get off, but until then I just need support. Thank you for reading <3
Hello everybody, back after many years, hope everybody is hanging in this AM. Inpatient at hosp for foot infection, have untreated kidney cancer now for last 2 yrs. Woke up at 4 AM. All by my myself, have an older brother out of state but we don't get along, on social security now, think I would feel better if I had people to talk to again, i have a BS in social work, hope I can help people...