I am writing this for my wife looking for some support or advice.
Joyce lost her sight about 3 months ago and was diagnosed with Temporal arteritis in hospital. Apart from feeling generally unwell for some weeks before she had no symptoms . In hospital she had IV steroids and after discharge she was put on prendisalone reducing the dose by 5mg every 2 weeks and is currently on 20mg a day.
She seems well enough in herself but is struggling with the blindness of course but last night she had what I can only describe as a feinting fit although she didn't pass out. This was very frightening for us both. We called the 111 NHS helpline they sent out a doctor who checked her over and said to increase her omeprazole as he thought it may be a digestive problem caused by the prendisalone.
So is this feinting feeling a result of the drugs, has anyone else experienced this. We are feeling out of our depth and rather frightened. Any help or advise would be welcome.