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This is my third flare up since year 2013. Was given loads of pain killer and round of steroid eye drops for months and yet problem not resolved.
I went to see a opthamologist who sub specialty is inflammatory disease. According to him, I am having a nodular type on my left eye only. My Intra ocular pressure is high at 22. He suggested to put me on oral steroid therapy for 4 weeks. Steroid eye drop and timolo to bring down the eye pressure. My prednisone dosage schedule is 40 mg /wk, 30 mg/wk, 20mg/wk and 10mg/wk. Now that i am in my 3rd week of prednisone. My left eye inflammation improve immensely. Never felt any better before. Is no doubt prednisone though is effective to calm inflammation but it does not come without many side effects. When I was on 40 mg prednisone, I felt nauseous, tremor, vomitting and
low energy. I was hungry all the time but unable to eat due to bloatedness. As the dosage reduce the side effect is less.
I was told his other patient having similar problem get cured after oral steroid therapy. I hope so too because it is not pleasant to take prednisone. And I want to get cure permanently!
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