66yo male taking Prednisone for dx of "acute RA". Was initially thought to have a viral infection that caused a "relative arthritis". Dr now feels its a type of RA that "temporaily" affects men over age 55
1 Sep 2012
It can be a side effect of long term use and higher doses. However, we all respond differently. It is temporary if not at high dose or long term use.
Which type of tremor do you have? If your arm is at rest do your hands shake? Or do they shake when you grip something? Is your body shaking?
Depending upon other meds you take, they may also be the cause. For example I take tacrolimus. That with the pred definitely makes my hands shake.
1 Sep 2012
Yes it can cause your hands to tremble and if it does you need to call your doc at once because it can be a serious side effect, if it's not that bad you still call your doc, but prednisone can cause nervousness! And that could be a result, but to be safe you call your doc and let him know, Hope this was helpful, Kelly
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