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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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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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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
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
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