tremors while on pentasa
I have been on pentasa for just over a month now for Chrons and developed tremors/body shakes.
Family doc sent me to e.r. when I called to be seen by him for sudden shakiness, headache, dizziness and general feeling of something being off.
After a cat scan, mri, bloodwork, and overnight stay at the hospital I was told this can't be from pentasa(by a neurologist) and then informed it must be stress and maybe valium or anti depressants might help. Valium might help take the edge off when dealing with ignorant "professionals" who are clueless about my disease, but doubt it cures side effects!
I then called my gastroenterologist(didn't consider him first because symptoms seeemed like family doc problem to me)and have yet to hear back from him(did call late in day) but the person who took my call said they doubted it was the pentasa because side effects show up sooner. BTW that's bad info the info I found was in reported cases of tremors and pentasa 100% deveoped them 1-6 months after starting the drug.
I then(too little too late I know) researched more heavily online and have found many sources stating tremors are a rare side effect of this drug.
I am trying the unique cure of stopping the pentasa to stop the tremors. I refuse to take a bunch of other pills to "cure" a side effect no matter how rare.
I am posting this so if anyone else has this problem they know they aren't the only one, and its not stress or anxiety. Also if anyone else has experienced this I would be interested to hear about it-- more proof for the medical geniuses I currently deal with.