I have been on prednisone for almost a year having started at 20mg. for Polymyalgia rhumatica. During this time I have had 2 hip replacements and have managed to reduce the prednisone as of a week and a half ago to 5mg. Its been a very slow reduction. This is the first time I have experienced this uncontrolable shivering and shaking... at night a few times and once in the morning. I am wondering if this could be my body adjusting to the one half pill lower dose? Has anyone experienced this effect? Thank you for looking.
I have bouts of shivering when I'm in bed but I am going through menopause so I was assuming that was the reason for the shivering. I am 57 years old. How old are you? I was diagnosed with PMR last June and started taking 15 mg of prednisone. I have been down to only 2 mg of prednisone since January 26. I am now only taking ibuprofen two to three times a day. Keeping my fingers crossed it will go away soon.
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