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Hello I just wanted to know is there anyone who has had to take high dose/long term steroids for something like polymyalgia or other conditions, how did it affect your glaucoma. I already know that I am a steroid responder after cataract surgery some years ago the steroid eye drops shot my pressure ups and I had to have glaucoma drops (this was before being diagnosed with glaucoma and being on drops for just one eye at the moment). I also have asthma so have to taker inhalers and a steroid nasal inhaler for my rhinitis caused a rise in the pressures so had to abandon the spray. I have been told that I should avoid steroids if at all possible unless they are really necessary but with other arthritis and fibromyalgia I wonder if I might need steroids in the future. I am 71 but would rather live in pain then lose my sight. Anyone out there who can reassure me. Many thanks.
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