Hi. I'm new here but I have had severe asthma all my life (53 years). I spent 4 days in the hospital for severe asthma, was home a week and then back in hospital when CT showed severe sinusitis and atypical pneumonia. So IV steroids and antibiotics for another 9 days in hospital. Now home 3 weeks and have only gotten down to 15 mg prednisone which I just started yesterday. I have been on IV steroids and hospitalized and on prednisone so much in my life. Every time side effects are worse. Normal complaints of anxiety and emotional and shaky and insomnia and pain etc. But now add nerve pain, mostly parasthesia in hands and feet, and for the first time ever I have vision problems. Eye dr said I have cataracts that weren't there a year ago and my vision has definitelty gotten worse, but my problem right now is focusing issues and my eyes are unstable so use in getting new glasses now. My regular glasses are progressives and make everything worsen because you constantly have to refocus when you look through different parts of the lens. So basically everything is blurry all the time and I can't drive. I bought some strong readers so I can go online and read. The doctors all think the vision thing is related to the steroids but don't know when or even if my vision will stabilize. Has anyone else experienced this! Sorry to write a book Thanks for letting me share
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