Guest Post: Julie Foster Nurse Practitioner in Portland, Oregon on Steroids, Allergies and Bipolar Disorder

Julie Foster-Pohala Clinic

Julie Foster Nurse Practitioner in Portland, Oregon

by Julie Foster

Bipolar disorder author Julie A. Fast has been a client of mine for over 10 years. We often discuss over the counter and prescribed medications that can cause mood swings for people with bipolar disorder. She’s currently writing an article on the topic and asked me to describe my process of prescribing steroids if a person has bipolar disorder or depression and what I use instead of a steroid when helping a client who has bipolar disorder or depression manage allergies or asthma.

Julie A Fast: Julie, When you have a client with bipolar who has severe allergies, how do you talk with them about the effects of steroids on bipolar disorder if they have an allergy doctor who wants to prescribe prednisone? What is the plan if the person can’t take steroids, but they [ Read More ]