A question for Dopers who have experienced both the side effects of Prednisone and also PMS: Do you find any similarities between the two experiences? For people who have only experienced one of these things, does it provide any way to imagine the other?
Prednisone is a hormone typically prescribed to reduce overaction of immune responses like inflammatory illnesses, but it is notorious for having many side effects including ones influencing mood. The particular side effects I’m thinking of include feeling uncharacteristically impatient, easily irritated, edgy, and otherwise uncomfortable. There are other side effects such as being hungry or having trouble sleeping that for all I know might be similar. Of course people have a wide range of experiences.
So, is there anything here?