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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,568 Doctors shared insights

Prednisone (Definition)

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


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I was on prednisone for an allergic reaction and 4 days in my eyelid started to twitch uncontrollably. I also have blurred vision, headache, and nause?

I was on prednisone for an allergic reaction and 4 days in my eyelid started to twitch uncontrollably. I also have blurred vision, headache, and nause?

Mgt: I would advise a visit with the urgent care center or your PCP right away. I would suggest an antihistamine to help control the allergic reaction. Other causes should be considered, such as infection. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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What else could cause blurred vision?

What else could cause blurred vision?

Blurred vision: May have many causes. You can start at the tear film, then cornea, lens, the vitreous gel, retina, optic nerve and finally the brain. There are over 2 million parts that compose the eye and the visual system is very complex. A good eye examination will help determine the cause of your blurred vision. ...Read more

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Why is it that I keep getting blurred vision?

Why is it that I keep getting blurred vision?

Need exam: May be as simple as need for glasses. Need to rule out medical eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataract, macular degeneration. Get an exam. ...Read more

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Could my dizzyness and blurred vision be related?

Could my dizzyness and blurred vision be related?

Probably: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have blurred vision from lights?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Blurred vision after pvd?

Blurred vision after pvd?

Not common: A posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is when the vitreous gel pulls away from the retina. The posterior aspect of the vitreous can be seen as a floater, often appearing like a spider web in the vision. In theory, if this floater obstructs the macula, or central retina, it could blur the vision. However, this is usually transient. If blurry vision is constant, get evaluated for retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What causes cramps and blurred vision?

What causes cramps and blurred vision?

Unclear: This could be heat exhaustion or another illness. Please see a doctor and good luck! ...Read more

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Blurred vision, early sign of pregnancy?

Blurred vision, early sign of pregnancy?

Possibly: Pregnancy alters the fluid balance in the body which includes the cornea (the window at the front of the eye) which can swell a little in early pregnancy and change the eye power causing some degree of minor blur. It is not a reliable or diagnostic test for pregnancy so rely on other types of testing to determine pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could blurred vision be related to liver failure?

Should not affect: Vision. It can change the look of the eye, turn yellow but not the vision. ...Read more

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Can zoloft (sertraline) and abilfy cause blurred vision?

Can zoloft (sertraline) and abilfy cause blurred vision?

Zoloft, Abilify (aripiprazole): Zoloft (sertraline) is a medication for treatment of depression. it can cause blurred vision.
Abilify is a medication for psychosis, it can cause blurred vision.
Discuss with your Psychiatrist benefits and side effects of these medications, then make your decision. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel nauseous, dizzy and blurred vision?

What to do if I feel nauseous, dizzy and blurred vision?

Get seen: Especially if the vision is blurred, or this has lasted for more than a day or two, this is a brain tumor or hypertensive encephalopathy until proved otherwise and you need to be seen. ...Read more

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Any relationship between masturbation and blurred vision?

Old wives tale: These are independent variables and do not influence each other. If your vision is blurry then you need to see an ophthalmologist but it is not caused by masturbation. ...Read more

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I am light headed when I stand up, blurred vision, what to do?

Stand up slowly: You likely have postural hypotension. This is when your blood pressure drops when you stand. Some medications cause this. Discuss it with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Have had a really bad headache with dizziness and some blurred vision?

Have had a really bad headache with dizziness and some blurred vision?

Dizziness: Your symptoms indicate that you have someone you know to take you as soon as possible the nearest Emergency facility.
Hope all goes well - please keep me informed, I can always learn something. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy spells and blurred vision. Anyone know what might be wrong?

Testing: You should have your blood pressure and blood sugar tested, and your current medications reviewed if any to see if they could be causing your symptoms. Medications such as blood pressure meds and others can cause similar side effects. Sounds like a visit to the doctor is in order. ...Read more

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I got headache, pale, blurred vision. Sudden loss of weight. What should I do?

Multi-symptoms: U need to consult your primary care doc. For full exam & thorough blood work to rule out medical causes. ...Read more

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Can taking vitamin B12 injections once a month lead to having blurred vision?

Unlikely...: B12 deficiency may result in anemia, glossitis, paresthesias, ataxia. While you may want to evaluate the reasons B12 supplements were initiated and how successfully you have been repleted with your B12 shots, it is unlikely you have been overdosed. Since you expressed concern however about those injections, call your prescribing doctor for his advice please. ...Read more

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Constantly feeling drunk, blurred vision and fatigue. Is this some sort of medical condition?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Constantly feeling drunk, blurred vision and fatigue. Is this some sort of medical condition?

Fatigue: If not drinking, u need to have your family doc. Examine u pretty soon. ...Read more

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I have been taking Prozac (fluoxetine) for one year and suffer blurred vision is this a side effect?

I have been taking Prozac (fluoxetine) for one year and suffer blurred vision is this a side effect?

Possibly: Blurred vision can be due to anti-depressant medications. Go see your eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello doctor I am having slightly headache and blurred vision which is 24 hours since last three years?

Hello doctor I am having slightly headache and blurred vision which is 24 hours since last three years?

Check your vision: To start with, you may need correction eye glasses before looking for other possible reasons for your headache, if after correction you still suffer, you need to see a neurologist for the continuous headache, good luck ...Read more

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I had traumatic hyphema more than two weeks ago and I still have blurred vision. When will my vision normalize?

Depends: This depends on the level of blood and inflammation caused by the injury. You should be under the care of an eye doctor. This condition can lead to other problems if not properly managed. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for 3 days and have been vomiting uncontrollably and and blurred vision. What should I do?

I have had a headache for 3 days and have been vomiting uncontrollably and and blurred vision. What should I do?

Seek help now: If your vision is blurry in only one eye, this would be highly suspicious for acute angle closure glaucoma, which is high pressures inside your eyeball. If both eyes are blurry, the pressure inside your head may be high. Although there other possible causes, these two very serious conditions need to be ruled out. You need to see a doctor asap! ...Read more

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Temple pain and blurred vision with headaches for 16 days. Hot compress feels good makes vision much worse. Why?

Heat slows nerves: Please get an eye exam if not done already. Tough to answer not knowing the cause of the headaches. But if the blurred vision is due to a problem with your optic nerve behind the eye, then applying heat would make vision worse because heat slows down nerve signals. So please see your doctor to make sure you do not have a condition called optic neuritis. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


Dr. Kurt Andreason
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Irritated Eyes (Definition)

Dry, irritated eyes is a symptom in which one or both of a person's eyes have a sensation of being too dry. Causes include ...Read more