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Suffering from asthma attacks. Taking prednisone, having heart palpitations, tingling in arms, legs. Normal side-effects?

Hi I suffer with asthma and recently my asthma became worse. After going to the doctor he prescribed me prednisone . I have been taking these for 2 weeks an have some side effects from them like heart palpitations an numbness an tingling in my left arm an sometimes my legs, I feel very twitchy an my hands tremble constantly to the point of not being able to hold a pen or knife an fork properly. My legs are shaky also. Is this normal whilst taking these tablets.
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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as per the details u have given , u just had recoverd from the ACUTE SEVERE ASTHMA. so thats why your doctor has prescribed prednosone orally,
normally these prednisone tablets doesnt give any side effects when you use them for short periods except some gastric irritation..
what ever the symptoms you are telling propably due to usage of other anti-astma meds known as BETA2 AGONIST like salbutamol, levosalbutamol, salmetorol.
so i advise you to check wthether you are using these pills???
and one more thing is , you can now taper your prednisone tablets slowly and start using ROTAHLER WITH ROTACAPS . these totacaps are well tolerated and very safe for long term usage also....

hope u got the better information now...
Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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