Having recently lost my battle to stay on separate serevent and flixtotide inhalers, I've given in to my consultants advice to change to seretide and flixtotide acculahers. They do seem to be working fine although I am still on a very high dose of flixotide (1000mcs) and 15mgs prednisolone.
Although my symptoms have settled down a lot and I am feeling well at the moment I did notice a sudden deterioration in my vision. On having a sight test yesterday I was told that I have cataracts, although they are not advanced enough to require surgery I did have to fork out a considerable sum for new glasses (second time in nine months).
I'm on various types of medication having had breast cancer a year ago, and noticed that lots of things can cause cataracts.
No one seems as concerned about this as much as I am- and I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this at what I think is still a relatively young age (I'm 54!).
Although I saw my GP yesterday he didn't make any suggestion about reducing my flixotide although he did seem surprised I was on such a high dose (and have been for at least ten years!).
Equally, although my consultant was keen to get me on the accuhalers he has never mentioned the risk of cataracts and no one else has either.
Am I making a fuss over nothing? My mum had her cataracts done and now has perfect vision although she was 79 when she had the op.
Just be interested to know other people's opinions and experiences please...