A 29-year-old female asked:
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recently started 2 new rx. prednisone & plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). i'm really shaky & weak, light headed & dizzy. normal while starting new drug or need 2 b concerned?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Why were you started on these meds in the first place? Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) or Prednisone can be possible causes. Depending on the dose, Prednisone may be more likely a cause. Finally, it could be a flare of whatever underlying disease they are treating. Speak with the doctor who prescribed them.
Answered on Apr 26, 2017
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Not normal: Not normal. Possible Prednisone side effect. Physician evaluation indicated.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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