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I am bipolar I and had to take prednisone for inner ear and

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I am bipolar I and had to take prednisone for inner ear and sinus troubles. The P exacerbated all of my bipolar symptoms to the point where I had to go through a partial hospitalization program. My question is, when will the damn prednisone stop affecting my mental state? It has been 5 days since I've been off the stuff.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Singh replied 5 years ago.
Prednisone (oral) medication should be out of your system within 15-18 hours of last use. The fact that you have stopped taking it for 5 days and are still having bipolar symptoms makes it likely that the Prednisone wasn't the only cause of triggering this. I recommend that you follow closely with your doctor/psychiatrist and obtain appropriate blood work if not already done (TSH, CMP, UA) and take all medications as prescribed.

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