Hello love bugs! Have you been watching NBC's new show, "Smash," starring Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty? It's about all the work and drama that goes into staging a Broadway Musical. McPhee and Hilty compete for the lead role in the musical, and initially Hilty's character, Ivy Lynn, gets the role of a life time: Marilyn Monroe.
In last night's episode, however, Ivy comes down with a sore throat or inflamed throat - something of that nature. Her doctor prescribes her prednisone and this becomes the central challenge of the episode. Other characters claim prednisone is a miracle drug - it will cure her troubles overnight so that she can continue rehearsing to prepare for a big workshop performance.
After taking her very first dose of this wonderdrug, Ivy almost immediately begins to experience the worst of the possible side effects, including....hallucination! According to WebMD, this is very rare side effect of the drug. So rare, in fact, it's about halfway down the list of rare side effects!
As someone who lived on prednisone to get through her first year (plus) of life with RA, I found this extremely far-fetched. I did experience insatiable hunger AND weight gain AND a small bit of 'roid rage, but hallucinations? Have any of you, fellow sick chicks and dudes, ever experienced such an extreme side effect? Hit me up in the comments and let me know!