I began taking Pred Forte 3 days before each of my cataract surgeries, one was on July 5, the other on July 12. It seems like since that time I have not felt well... and just prone to 'feeling sick'... weak, more probs with bowels. I told the opthamoligist surgeon this but he just sort of blew it off. Have you ever heard any similar stories to this one? THANK YOU
Pred Forte usually does not cause systemic effects. It could just be coincidental that you have been feeling bad at this time. Have you spoken to your PCP about how you are feeling? I would recommend you see your primary care physician for evaluation. The only other thing is that sometimes, when some peoples vision is off or blurred, it can cause them to feel sick. The period when you have the first eye done and the other eye is still bad can really throw your vision off and this can make some people who are sesitive to this feel poorly. If this is the case, feeling poorly should subside once the eyes are fully healed (about 4 weeks after sugery) and once you get a new eyeglass Rx if you need one.
Havent' heard of these symptoms but we are all connected. I am wondering too if it is nerves that is causing upset stomach, etc.. I wonder have you been taking anything else new in the way of medicine that would cause these symptoms? For example; pain medication, etc... Just a thought, I am no expert. know that can affect me... I believe that some of my sinus problems and earaches were caused by long term use of the Pred Mild drops... I had a terrible time getting off these drops and was on them wayyyyyyyyy too long of a period... long term side affects not good but after trying a few times to slowly wean off them I can now say that it is day 24 and hope I never go back on any type of steriod drops. If you are really concerned see your family doctor and discuss if it continues.
This post is 6 1/2 years old and I googled this very question just now. I am having the same reaction but my med is called Prednisolone Acetate. (she is taking similar/in the same family) This is a post cataract medication and it is doing a number on my abdomen and bowels and Yes, a sickly feeling like the other poster said. I had the first cataract 6 years ago and did not remember this but I sure do now. I am also on Vigamox and Ketorolac... all post op meds for cataract removal. )-:
I started takin these drops after LASIK surgery last week. I have searched the net looking to see if anyone else has had these symptoms and have not found any others who have the same symptoms. At first I couldn't figure out what was making me so ill feeling, however I have come to the conclusion that is is the Prednisolone. I begin to feel "sick" within minutes of taking the drops. Stomach discomfort, nausea, and an overall feeling of discontent. I was supposed to take the drops through today, but I just couldn't get myself to use them at work today. I'm sorry you are feeling sick, but I wonder if it is some sort of allergy we have to this medication. I'm hoping that I regain my energy as it seems to have taken a bit of a toll on me. I wish you the best and hopefully you get well soon.
I had Lasik eye surgery on January 28, had to take Prednisolone eye drops for 7 days afterwards. A few days after my last round of drops I began feeling acid reflux type symptoms. I have had a reaction to pred in the past, so I absolutely think there is a correlation. It's now March and I've been to three different doctors and had a scope down my nose and throats at the ENT. Everything looked fine except a little inflammation near voice cords. I'm constantly worried that it's something bigger, but I literally just put two and two together and now thinking it was all from the steroid eye drops. Hoping, like last time, it will just work itself back out. Taking Protonix in the morning, drinking alone Vera juice, doing probiotics, eating clean, avoiding coffee, sometimes having to pop a Zantac at night. Just want my body to regulate!
No connection? Seriously?
The eyes are literally connected via the tear ducts to the sinuses and throat. Your drops can drain into your sinuses and throat, which is why you sometimes have the sensation of the drops rolling down your throat and sometimes taste them.
I started these drops 5 days ago, and I have felt nauseous since. My educated guess is that our drops are rolling down our throats into our stomachs, causing nausea and a general overall sick feeling, since the drops weren't intended to be ingested.
Me too!! Thanks for this thread. I have been gassy and crampy since on the post-cataract drops of Prednisolone Acetate. Thought of going to the doctor but it started the same time as using the drops so I think it's that. Tomorrow is my last dose of 4x a day, but then I have to have the other eye done next week. Has anyone had the gassy/crampy symptoms? I'm also going into my third year of a daily dose of Prednisone for my Polymyalgia Rheumatica so I wonder if that might be affecting it too... any thoughts welcomed.
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