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IgA Nephropathy Patient On 60mg of Prednisone Has Insomnia

IgA Nephropathy Patient On 60mg of Prednisone Has InsomniaDo you have a similar experience? One of our IgA Nephropathy patients was on 60mg of prednisone but had really tough sleeping problems. The insomnia always makes him up at 3am and can’t get his brain to shut off and go back to sleep. For this case, we can affirmatively tell you that your sleeping problems have a close link with prednisone and low eGFR level.

Causes of insomnia for IgA Nephropathy patients

Prednisone is one type of drugs called corticosteroids which have been proven to be effective in reducing inflammation, while IgA Nephropathy is attributed to inflammatory reactions within kidneys. Therefore, prednisone is often used to treat IgA Nephropathy, but this drug may cause some side effects easily like insomnia.

In addition to prednisone, low eGFR level is another reason of insomnia.EGFR refers to estimate glomerular filtration rate. If it is lower than 50ml/min, extra waste products and toxins will build up in the blood. This can trigger restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, emotional problems and so on. Finally, insomnia occurs.

Learn to manage IgA Nephropathy patients’ sleep problems.

- Take correct dosage of prednisone in right time: Talk to your doctor about the best time of day to take prednisone for maximum effectiveness and minimal side effects. It is better to all the dosages of prednisone earlier in the day.

- Reduce the dosage of prednisone slowly: High dosage of prednisone causes sleep problem more easily, so IgA Nephropathy patients should lower their prednisone dosage slowly with doctor’s guidance.

- Cleanse the internal environment: Medicated Bath, enema therapy, circle therapy, hot compress therapy, etc, all can help eliminate waste products and toxins from the body. Once the internal environment is cleansed, insomnia can be relieved effectively.

If patients want to improve their eGFR level, some treatments that can help repair damaged kidney cells and rebuild kidney structure are needed. To know which therapy is good for you to get rid of prednisone and insomnia, you can leave a message in the form below or email to

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