One of the side effects I’ve found when stepping down the steroids and increasing the aziathioprine is that I’ve been having little dizzy moments. These mainly happen when I stand up, when it’s hot and sometimes at the start of exercise. I had been a bit worried about these turns coming on out of nowhere, but my consultant gave me a possible reason on Monday.
I had low blood pressure before I went on the steroid prednisolone. It had never affected me massively and I had always been told it was due to my healthy lifestyle. As one of the drug’s side effects is high blood pressure, it’s likely that, during my time on higher doses, it increased my blood pressure. Now that I’m almost off them, it makes sense that my blood pressure has dropped again.
If it continues/worsens, I’ll need to get my blood pressure checked and take it from there. For now though, I’m happy to have a potential reason for my little dizzy spells.