The doctors thought I probably had polymyalgia rheumatica & put me on 40mg daily for 3 months then weaned to 20 mg daily for another 4 months, then weaned to 10 mg & 5mg on alternate days for another 4 months. Immediate results: double pneumonia (after the 1st 6 months), severe osteoporosis, collapsed spine (with minimum of 12 compression fractures), 6 inches loss in height, COPD, severe esophageal dismotility, compromised immune system, dry mouth & dry eye, nausea, vomiting & 2nd hospitalization with double pneumonia complicated by pleurisy.
I was 68 years old & (70-80 lbs) overweight when I stopped taking prednisone.
4 years after stopping prednisone I was diagnosed legally blind in one eye due to a very thick cataract covered by very dense scar tissue. 6 years after stopping prednisone my teeth began to fall out. (I've lost 2 front teeth in this past month) Could my eye problem &/or my dental problems be the result of the prednisone?