I’ve just turned 40 and have advanced glaucoma started having confused episodes?

I’ve just turned 40 and have advanced glaucoma. I am taking Duotrav. The minute I started taking it I became very tired, then started having confused episodes. My weight was jumping around, I’d eat 1000 calories in a day and gain 2 or 3 pounds. Been on it 10 weeks. I’ve now got swollen feet, knees and thighs. It is getting worse, this morning I pulled an empty wheelie bin 15 metres and became out of breath and dizzy. My chest felt tight too. It has gone now, but I can’t see my opthalmologist for a few days. A few weeks ago, I had a sudden attack where I felt like the room was spinning violently and I ended up on the floor in a cold sweat.
Is this a medical emergency or should I just wait and see my opthalmologist? I live a long way from the nearest hospital and it would take a lot of energy to travel to it, but I have children and don’t want to risk my health.
I was fit before I started on this medicine, I ran a marathon less than 4 months ago.
The medication I take for my advanced glaucome is Duotrav, I also take cod liver oil, 200mg of ferrous sulphate, a multi vitamin and 5000iu of vit D3. I’m 5ft 4in and I weigh around 145 pounds. I have pre-diabetes. I had asthma as a child, but grew out of it.

5 Comments on “I’ve just turned 40 and have advanced glaucoma started having confused episodes?

  1. It is not duotrav who is causing your symptoms ,in my opinion you could be suffering a hormonal disorder specially thyroid disorder ,get a Thyroid profile done..
    Note also that one of the rare symptoms of duotrav is it may mask symptoms of hypoglycemia in a rare population..although most of its side effects are localized to the eyes..also another test for blood sugar is necessary ..
    Feel better soon ..

  2. Hi
    In my opinion you can not wait, I recommend going to the hospital, you are having very bad side effects
    Good Luck

  3. hi,
    yes,this does seem to be a side effect of the medicines that you are taking.
    you need titration of the doses or may be change of a drug.
    You should not neglect this.
    consult your doctor immediately.

  4. Hi..
    You should consult an Emergency room as the symptoms that you are facing does not look simply due to side effect of medication and you need to get a proper clinical evaluation so that the cause can be ruled out..

    It should not be delayed..


  5. It’s not the drug, do random blood sugar… …urgently

    And yes , go to hospital…

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