I'm seeing one of the best opthamologists on the continent and he warned me that prednisone (in particular) accelerates Macular Degeneration and cataracts. I'm still stuck on 15mg pred and tbh I'm afraid to taper any further from experience. I'm also on nightly cortifoam with occasional hycort enemas. Oh yeah, like Quincy I'm on two puffs of Symbicort per day for asthma.
I don't mind if I finish up with glasses like the bottom of coke bottles, as long as I don't end up with a white stick and a labrador!
(well the lab would be ok)
68m Dx'd may'06 (prob had since'04)
150mg azathioprine-stopped jul28-11
Just started 15mg pred sept 14-11 will taper over next few weeks--appt with GI oct 3-
.05mg Lorazapan occasionaly to help sleep
on and off pred over past 5 yrs
Prob start remicade in month or so
Supplements: tsp turmeric powder in tbsp olive oil am
2000mg vit D daily
800mg calcium daily
Slip. elm daily, tried Vsl3-3x