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   Posted 6/3/2008 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
For those of you that have been hospitalized....when you leave the hospital do you have problems with your vision or notice blurry vision for days or even a couple weeks after discharge?
if so...what is that from?

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Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005--spread to ileum and small intestine as of April 2008. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Currently on Remicade every 8wks, 40mg Pred, Pentasa.

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   Posted 6/3/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
after being in hospital it takes a bit to get yur legs back. Yurnot suggesting the hospital per se is causing blurry vision, rather i can think of many meds that may have side effects re vision, but i also think crohns contributes directly to vision problems due to pH, acidity...and things i dont understand. remicade seemed to have a dialating effect. but the worst is the mucuosy feeling rather than the crusting of the waste of how the eye shuld normally? eliminate it during sleep. mucous same as in the bowel seems to be affecting eyes>>no relationship to hospital stay.

Jason D in MN
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   Posted 6/3/2008 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I've only noticed this relative to being sedated or hit with powerful pain killers while in the hospital and released the same day as the sedation/pain killer. I've never noticed a lingering affect.

Have you spoken with your doctor about this to see if this could be related to what you underwent in the hospital or medications?
-- Jason

Chronic Illnesses/Conditions.
Age? 37;

Diagnoses? Crohn's in 1983; Kidney Stones in 1997; Reactive Airway Syndrome in 2002; Major Depression and GAD in 2003; Migraines in 2006; ADHD and IBS in 2007.

Procedures? 1 Appendectomy. 3 Resections; 3 ESWL; Numerous ER visits (some due to clumsiness...) + numerous other minor procedures...

Past Meds? Prednisone, Asacol, Pentasa, Remicade, Flagyl and Cipro; Q-Var; Serevent; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and current meds

Current Meds? 6MP; Adderall; Wellbutrin; Zoloft; Albuterol (emergencies only); Fexofenadine; and Epidrin or Imitrex (depends on migraine severity...etc)

Overall: Things are So-So. In other words "It could be worse. It could be raining."

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