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Hi Anyone out there have any experience of taking a nasal steroid spray in particular Fluticasone and ocular pressures rising. It is listed as a side effect on the leaflet with the spray. I have been taking this for about 6 months along with an antihistamine for perrenial rhinitis. I was assured that it was safe to take. I am being treated for glaucoma in the left eye but have no changes in the right. Following 2 cataract surgeries and laser treatment to lower pressure in the left eye (which did not work well enough) so I have been taking Azopt drops for about 1 year. My pressure have been around 20 in each eye for this time but at my last visit to eye clinic they were found to be 26 in each eye. I am due to go back after 6 weeks to see if they still remain high and then possibly change the drops. Having recently moved 200 miles and so a new clinic it did not occur to me that the rise may be to do with the steroid spray. I have stopped using it and am due to return to the clinic in 2 weeks. Doctors never seem to believe that medications cause side effects but I was told at my old eye clinic Moorfields that I was a steroid responder after the steroid eye drops given after cataract surgery caused a big rise in pressure which necessitated me to take glaucoma drops for a short while. Any information appreciated.
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