My optic nerves have not been badly hurt. I am not blind. But I have a number of issues with my eyes. Some posts on here seem to imply that with increased prednisone certain eye issues get better. (I understand that the death of the optic nerve does not get better.) I have 6th Cranial Nerve Palsy and regular diploma, all in the right eye which also turns in toward my nose. I guess that regular diploma is the eyes crossing along the same horizontal line instead of seeing a complete separate picture out of each eye, up and down as happens when the 6th nerve has palsy. There is a very slight possibility that I forgot my Pred 3 mornings ago. Yesterday morning the eyes were so weird that I had to wear a patch just to function. I also had a splitting headache. I'm sure that I took the pred that morning, and these symptoms got better as the day went on. I took the pred this morning and I'm pretty good. However, I'm always somewhat "cross-eyed," even though I have prisms etc. My right eye sort of turns off. I sometimes can't see things that are in the center of what should be my vision. There is no blackness or blurry-ness. My brain makes a beautiful, complete picture, just without an item which happens to be there directly in front of me. (I think that this has something to do with the right eye "turning off." Are the suggestions on here that an increase in pred might make my eyes less cross-eyed? I take 8 mg. Around late Jan. I was at 7 mg pred. I had a lot of stress. I started having eye issues-some sort of symptom correlative to a migraine headache. (This is one of my ongoing, occasional symptoms.) I increased the pred to about 9.5 and reduced .5 every 2 or 3 weeks and steadied at 8. I have been on 8 for about a month. I don't feel sufficiently well every day to reduce down from 8 mg. I had thought that if you had 6th Cranial Nerve Palsy, then you were sunk and stuck with that condition. However, it certainly does seem that on certain days my ability to navigate through the crossed-eyes is better than others. Do some people get a little better in this regard with more prednisone? (I have had brain scans. Somehow they can see the 6th Cranial Nerve Palsy on these, and the eye doctor can as well when my eyes are dilated.)
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