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Prednisone Blurred Vision
Started 40mg prednisone 6months ago 4lupus neuro sx.MD increased methotrexate.Worked.Down to 6mg pred x2 months.Dizzy,fog,blurred vision back at 5mg. ?
Talk to your doc: They may want to increase the pred again for a while. I'd that doesn't help, you may need other tests. Good luck! ...Read more
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Acth test normal.why did i get spacy, confused,blurry vision, salt cravings w/prednisone taper from 6 to 5 mg .Sx improved w/increasing salt,h20. ?
Wrong test: Hi. Neither measuring ACTH nor doing an ACTH stimulation test is a test for adrenal sufficiency during a prednisone taper (I'm not sure what you're referring to by "ACTH test"). In no case would the pred taper make you mineralocorticoid (aldosterone-the salt hormone) deficient. If your taper is going too fast based on clinical grounds, it has to be slowed down - there are no lab tests for that. ...Read more
Sx extr. fatigue, muscle pain, fever, blurry vision, hands change color & can hardly hold my arms up. Prednis alleviates, but 4 Drs/no Dx. Please help?
No diagnosis yet: Were you tested for Lyme? If so, the results can be confusing. When you get tested helps determine their validity. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Suspect.Wegener's or polychondritis. Rx- prednisone &imuran. Also have subglotticstenosis. Having vision issues (blurred) - is this common with above?
I have been on prednisolone since july 2012 but have in last few days, been experiencing blurred vision. Blood pressure ok how concerned should I be?
Needs evaluation: Depends on the dose and your body but Prednisone can cause visual blur especially when the dose is changing. It can also cause diabetes and that can alter the blood sugar which can alter focus. In addition it can cause cataracts. Best to see your ophthalmologist for an evaluation of the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the 3rd time this week I've got a specific > shape of blurred vision on the R side of my sight. It lasts about 45 mins. Disorienting & minor pain
Mixing up words during speech, getting worse. Blurred vision and bumping into things. Difficulty perceiving where things are in space relative to me.
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