Prednisone and vision

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Avatar f tn Ok so I went off of iv steroids and now have 2 weeks of prednisone to take and this is my 2nd day. I feel a crawling sensation on left side of face. I feel like the tip of my tongue in tingly, I am seeing stars every now and then and some stomach pain. Just need reassurance this is normal? I thought I was supposed to have energy but it 5pm and I'm tired. I dont like this feeling.
Avatar m tn Blurry vision is a known undesirable side effect of prednisone while both blurred vision and watery eyes could also indicate increased eye pressure, which can be acutely detrimental. It is advised to consult an ophthalmologist ‘immediately’ and discuss with your treating physician if prednisone should be discontinued or tapered. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar f tn My only problem right now is vision loss. I have had 3 days IV solumedrol and am now on oral prednisone. Has anyone else had the vision problem and how long did it take for improvement or did it improve at all? I'm new to all this.
Avatar f tn Then on the second visit, because my eyes were still not improving, he strongly suggested oral prednisone again and I relented, thinking it was worth a try to make my eyes better because I don't want permanent visual loss and it was implied that it would increase my chances of regaining my vision. So I took the treatment over the last few weeks with no noticeable improvement. But now I keep reading EVERYWHERE that it SHOULD NOT BE PRESCRIBED. And it bothers me.
1523516 tn?1330047857 I started feeling very shaky today in church, hot and blurry vision. When I got home my chest was hurting and I tried to lay down to sleep but couldn't. Hurt to breathe. I'm feeling a bit better now, but still tight in chest and kinda out of it. Anyone have a response like this?
217229 tn?1192766004 i also know a friend who developed pulmonary sarcoidosis after 12 months SOC(geno1) and took high dose prednisone EOT and reached SVR. i am now on TNF inhibitors which are warned to exacerbate dormant infections including HBV and TB. i gave much thought to this course of treatment due to the occult studies. i know of one friend also on TNF meds and has held her SVR status. my liver doc said they will not effect my SVR. pharm co also states there is no evidence for reactivation of HCV.
Avatar m tn hot flashes, weight gain, hives, and some blurred vision. I know this is from the Prednisone because these issues disappear once I stop taking this medication. My question is this, what are my options to alleviate the issues I'm having with my sinus's and if it shows to be an uncorrectable problem what other medication could I use to replace the Prednisone I'm taking?
Avatar f tn I can feel that it hasn't really taken off but there is a huge difference. And now that I have tried the Prednisone and it helped I feel AMAZING! I am a horse trainer, and there is no way I can go out and train horses during the day. I can do very minimal work even still. But it makes me happy and that is the best drug out there!! Your mind set can change everything. My boyfriend has Cystic Fibrosis and he is the same way.
199882 tn?1310188142 Now I have a new ins company and a new doc who seems to think that because he cant see or feel any weakness Im ok, Im a very strong farm boy ...47 now and My bowls dont move well, my vision is horrible comes and goes, below the waist my feeling is poor and patchy and I cant get another appointment untill they find my mri disc. So dont let the doc rail u into what aint working for you, go up untill you get results.
446896 tn?1237806342 my docs DID not think it was my medication, however, and I have continued taking it since the allergy. Anyway, today, I am stepping down the prednisone, and my anxiety is OUT THE ROOF! It is worse than it has been in a long time. I am shaky, my heart feels racy, I feel just tense and tight all over, and I absolutely cannot relax! I'm also having some muscle stiffness, but nothing severe. So..
1713150 tn?1314470942 Blury vision for the first time in my left eye.
178590 tn?1294180367 I take a high dose of prednisone and don't really have any problems with it and have been on it off and on for years, actually my Dr told me they use prednisone for infertility sometimes, but I'm on it for other reasons. It does cause stomach problems, and can cause nausea which I did have until my body adjusted to it. I take prilosec to counter it (don't you love taking more meds to counter act others?). I don't think it causes headaches though.
1523516 tn?1330047857 I felt very achy and have had lower back pain pretty bad. By the time I got to church my cheeks and nose were red and getting a bit puffy and hot to touch. It has gotten worse as the day has went on. Now, I'm stopped up, lot of pressure in head. I KID YOU NOT...I have gained 5 pounds since yesterday!! Are any of these side effects something to be worried over. Other than the weight gain I didn't have them the last time I took Prednisone.
1523516 tn?1330047857 Hi there. I have been on Prednisone since last Friday and have had some ups and downs. This past Thursday I was outside in the heat (80's) and my left arm and hand went numb, tongue and left leg became very stiff, and my eyesight in my left became blurry. I know I am heat sensitive, which again makes me doubt these symptoms could be coming from Celiac. Then yesterday morning was a real scare....
82861 tn?1333457511 All benign causes are ruled out so now we're looking at some form of leukemia. And the dominoes keep tumbling down... Mom is also a natural redhead, and I understand that the gene causing red hair, particularly in women can cause some odd reactions to narcotics and anesthesia. They tend to have a huge tolerance to pain, but not to pain medications. This describes my Mom to a T. She can't take even a crumb of a narcotic without vomiting.
Avatar f tn Generally, MS symptoms that have expressed themselves for as long as five months are less responsive to antiinflammatory treatment (what steroids do) and will require time and/or other treatments for resolution to begin. Not everyone gets a lot of steroid side effects. Some of that is dose related but different people also react (or fail to react) according to their own body chemistry and past exposure. Sometimes, benefit can even be seen after the steroid course is completed.
Avatar n tn I've been taking Methotrexate for almost 2 years and have just recently started getting a major rash so I am slowly being weened off of it and and now starting a drug called avara (sp?). Those are two drugs you can talk to your Derma about. I've tried all the creams, tars, UV treatments and nothing has worked. Methotrexate is sort of working but has maybe improved 5% over the last 2 years, and now I'm having a reaction to it.
Avatar n tn It seems like all the posts I have read says it didnt help. Help my husband needs his vision back and need to go back to work and get a paycheck.
Avatar m tn But when I paid closer attention I realized I got weakness and twitching (not uncommon) in my other muscles sometimes too, though I chalked it up to clumsiness until I paid attention. I also had issues with my vision randomly and sleepiness. I went undiagnosed for about 15-20 years, until I finally saw a sleep specialist and she nailed the diagnosis right away.
Avatar n tn He is now On 80 mg of Prednisone daily for the last 11 days and he still is haveing double vision. How long will it take for the Predinose to correct the double vision?
Avatar n tn For over a year I have experienced very blurry vision which actually seems worse in sunlight and is constant. I have had several prescriptions for eyeglasses and none of them help. I have presbyopia, dry eye syndrome (which is not helped with artificial tears), and dry macular degeneration. Also, I occasionally see movement off to the sides as if a small object (bug or mouse) has scurried by. I made an appt.
Avatar f tn egads, woke up at 3 with ON and eyes hurt so bad am about to toss my cookies before I even have them. got out my new bottle of prednisone that I religiously carry with and the directions simply say : "take as directed" grrrrr that was one prescription I failed to make a copy of before I gave it to the pharmacist back in AR. Anyone on pred that would remember the doses?
Avatar n tn The disorder may be self-limiting, but it usually comes back and progresses to other cranial nerves. Depending on the exact presentation (side-to side or up-and-down) vision the specific cranial nerve can be identified. Generally both an MRI and an MRA are indicated, as well as an hba1c. Ocasionally the cause remains a mystery.
Avatar m tn It most certainly cannot regrow hair if you have thyroid and adrenal malfunctions. I used prednisone and inhaled steroids and for COPD, It not only resulted in hair loss, but CAUSED me to have an adrenal problem. I got off that junk and now rely on natural anti-inflammatories.
Avatar n tn ). It just starts to wear on you after this long. Also, the prednisone has caused my menstrual cycle to be every 2 1/2 weeks, which in turn makes my disease flare. AAUUGGGHHH! Autoimmune disorders stink! (Can you tell I am having a bad prednisone day?) I am usually in very high spirits, I work with kindergarten children, have 2 girl scout troops and 3 very active kids, so I stay very busy and involved.
Avatar n tn When I look at it closely, they seem to be small see-through specs that shimmer with random ones flashing here and there. I've been to an eye doctor who said everything looked normal, I have 20/20 vision and no floaters or visual snow and he thought it was probably a reaction to all the medications I was on, or migraines (which I've never had before), but should only last a few days.
734312 tn?1231798500 After many blood tests, he had a positive test for West Nile. It has been 7 months now and the double vision persists. When he is on high doses of Prednisone, the light sensitivity is gone and the double vision is nearly gone. As he reduces the Prednisone, the double vision problem increases and then the light sensitivity returns. It is so severe his eyelids close and he is unable to open his eyes.
Avatar n tn I have been seen an ent, rumatolgist,opthalmologist,neurologist, I have had an cat scan of inner, mra of my brain mri of my brain,mra mri of my neck and aortic arch,and biopsy of my tempral artery, and iv been stuck more tims than a pine cution blood test all normal. I have been taking prednisone for the last year for 80mg daily down to 10mg now. My eye has been fine since the drop in dosage but by hearing is flucuating again.
Avatar n tn After several months of just waiting for his vision to recover, he was given Prednisone and that cleared the light sensitivity and the double vision, however, each time they taper him off, the double vision and light sensitivity return. Perhaps you should request a test for West Nile Virus. This certainly is not the time of year mosquitos are active, but a blood test would rule it out. I wish her and you all the best. Be patient, diagnosis take time; but be persistant too.
Avatar n tn I would get a real pressure feeling behind one eye and my eyes would be moving around I suppose to try and focus. My vision would not necessarily be double in all quadrants. It began with one or two episodes a month lasting around five minutes. By surgery time (five months later) my episodes were every other day. I never had more than one episode a day and I never had one driving. Now that the surgery is over, I continue to have the double vision episodes.